Time to Change comment on The Voices film

Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change - England's biggest mental health anti-stigma campaign run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness - says:

"The Voices is an irresponsible film that will fuel very damaging stereotypes about people with mental health problems, particularly people who hear voices - something which is already much misunderstood.  It has the potential to undo some of the progress made in recent years in starting to shift public attitudes.

A campaign aimed at picture editors puts mental health in the frame

A campaign backed by Stephen Fry has been launched by Time to Change, the mental health anti-stigma programme run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, to offer Picture Editors alternative images to the simplistic and stigmatising ‘headclutcher’ (head in hands)  shot that often accompanies media stories about mental health problems.

Over a year of support lost due to mental health stigma

A new survey by the mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change reveals that nearly 60% of people with a mental health problem are waiting over a year to tell the people closest to them about it. The data, which shows that stigma is still preventing people from getting support from their family and friends when they need it the most, is being released on Time to Talk Day (Thursday 5 February), when the nation is encouraged to break the silence surrounding mental health problems.

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