Events and workshops - Challenging stigma and discrimination: Starting the conversation about mental health
One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year. Still, nine in ten people with a mental health problem experience discrimination as a result. This can lead to the breakdown of friendships, feeling isolated, not seeking help and more.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Download the presentation: Challenging stigma and discrimination presentation
Time to Change is encouraging us all to be more open about our mental health – by talking about it, but also supporting friends and family members if they need it.
In this workshop, we explored how and where we face stigma. We thought about how it might be possible to support other people with their mental health, and how we can take that supportive message out to the wider community. Let’s start our conversation today.
Who led this workshop?
Chris Kilvington works on the Time to Change campaign, most recently developing tips and ideas on how we can all support friends, family members and work colleagues who are experiencing mental health problems.
He is a writer, marketer and integrative psychosynthesis counsellor. He has worked for a wide range of government agencies and campaigns, including the Time to Change campaign and mental health organisation the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He currently volunteers as a counsellor for young people in a South East London school.
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