Time to Change is a UK project led by major mental health charities; Mind and Rethink which aims to end stigma around mental health and encourage people to talk about it. We think this project deserves all the support it can get and encourage everyone to make a pledge to challenge the prejudice that surrounds mental health.
Some key facts show how important this is:
1) 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience discrimination
2) 3 out of 4 young people fear the reaction of friends when they talk about mental health
3) 6 out of ten employers wouldn't hire someone with a mental health problem
Imagine replacing 'mental health problem' with cancer or diabetes.