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Attitudes towards mental health improving despite recession

A new study published today (Wednesday 11 June) in The Lancet Psychiatry journal suggests that Time to Change, England’s mental health anti-stigma programme run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, is having a positive effect on public attitudes and that stigma and discrimination in relation to mental health might be more prevalent without the campaign.

Black and Minority Ethnic communities faced with double the levels of discrimination

New research released today (Wednesday 26 March) shows a shocking 93 per cent of people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities who have mental health problems face discrimination because of them (1).

The report shows people are trying to cope with discrimination across various areas of life, such as finding and keeping a job, relationships and friendships, and social life; and suggests that people from Black and Minority Ethnic communities are facing discrimination in double the number of areas as the wider population.

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