New survey shows we’re still lost for words when it comes to mental health

A new survey has revealed that nearly a third of people in England (28%) would feel uncomfortable asking someone close to them about their mental health problem. When asked why, the top reasons people gave were that they would worry that it would make the other person feel uncomfortable or embarrassed (58%); that they wouldn’t know what to say (32%); that they would worry the other person wouldn’t want to talk about it with them (32%); and that they wouldn’t feel that they could help (27%).

Pilot project set to tackle stigma and discrimination reported within mental health services

Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma campaign, is working in partnership with the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), and people with experience of mental health problems, to pilot approaches to tackle stigma and discrimination reported within mental health services.

Survey shows public are less likely to discriminate against people with mental health problems

Latest research shows a record number of people in England saying they would be willing to live, work and have a relationship with someone who has experience of a mental health problem. Public attitudes have also improved by 6% over the last three years , which equates to more than 2.5 million people with improved attitudes towards people with mental health problems.