Our contribution to the 'Time to Change' national campaign to dispel the stigma and discrimination that often accompanies mental health problems.
This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
You don’t have to be an expert to talk about mental health.
If your friend had a broken leg, or he or she had just come out of hospital after an operation, you probably wouldn’t think twice about asking how they were. Anyone can experience a mental health problem, so being able to talk about it is important to us all.
You don’t need to be an expert about mental health though. Sometimes, just doing the little things, like asking someone how they are, is all it takes to let someone know you’re still thinking about them and make a big difference to how they’re feeling.
Start a conversation about mental health by visiting Time to Change. You could also pass on the message that it’s #TimetoTalk by downloading materials and sharing them online, or find out what people are doing about mental health and add your example
There’s lots of ways you can join the campaign and show your support for Time to Change… log on to Time to Change to find out more.