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Sally Brampton puts mental health on the record at journalist event
Time to Change is spearheading a new initiative offering journalists and programme makers from all sectors an insight into mental health to ensure that reporting of the issue is done fairly and accurately.
Challenge to discriminatory mental health law
The Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill aims to repeal four pieces of legislation that discriminate against people with mental health problems.
Department of Health and Comic Relief commit £20m to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination
"People’s lack of understanding and unfounded fears can be just as destructive as the mental health problem itself." The charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness are to receive £16 million from the Department of Health and £4 million from Comic Relief
Catherine Zeta-Jones speaks up about bipolar
Time to Change, England’s largest anti-stigma campaign (run by the mental health charities Mind and Rethink) applaud the actress Catherine Zeta-Jones for her decision to speak publicly about her bipolar disorder diagnosis.
Cricketer Michael Yardy opens up about depression
In response to the news that cricketer Michael Yardy has made the decision to fly home from the World Cup in India due to depression, Mind hopes he gets all the help and understanding he deserves.
New campaign calls for England to ‘get talking’ to tackle mental illness taboo
To help end the silence around mental health problems, Time to Change is launching a campaign called ‘It’s time to talk, it’s Time to Change today. (Press release)
Mental health stigma hits the top trending list on Twitter
A new top trend has hit social networking site Twitter today, on the day the government launched its new mental health strategy No Health Without Mental Health.
Mind responds to Government’s new mental health strategy
Today sees the launch of the first cross government mental health strategy, laying out plans for the future of mental health care in England. Mind's Chief Executive, Paul Farmer responds.
Unlucky in love? Try dating with a mental illness
New research reveals people in England would rather date someone they weren't attracted to than date someone with a mental illness.
Mental wellbeing concerns on the X Factor
Popular contestant Shirlena gets told that she cannot continue with ITV's The X Factor over concerns for her mental health.
Mind responds to latest National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness
The Inquiry has reported a decrease in the numbers of homicides committed by people with mental health problems.
Decision to ban mental health slurs during election campaign wins praise
A new protocol should make inroads towards stamping out discrimination in Parliament.
Get involved in Open Up's June conference
We're looking for participants for Challenging Discrimination Together.
Mental health discrimination in Parliament ‘untenable’ says Government
The statement represents the strongest move yet towards outlawing mental health discrimination in Parliament.
Talking about mental health - mental health in the media
Mind's Open Up project is supporting the free One in Four conference in London on 1 February.