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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.

Local projects across England tackle mental health discrimination head on

A new round of funding has today (Thursday 27 February) been awarded by Time to Change to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination across England.

Time to Change is England’s mental health anti-stigma programme run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness and funded by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and Big Lottery Fund. 

A further 23 projects across different communities have been given funding in the drive to improve public attitudes and behaviour in relation to mental health.

As conversations dwindle campaign urges the nation to talk more

The number of us taking the time to sit and chat with someone close is dwindling, according to new research from the mental health anti-stigma programme Time to Change, which shows that two thirds of people (66%)1 admit they should talk to family and friends more often than they currently do.

The findings are released today - on the first ever national Time to Talk Day (6 February) which aims to spark one million conversations about mental health.


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