By Philippa Goodrich There’s a frequently quoted statistic that one in four of us will suffer a mental health problem at some point during our life. But what does it mean to be that person, especially in the workplace? Early last year, Sam Brown, a partner in the law firm Herbert […]
New documentary Me and My Mental Illness airs on Tuesday November 1.
By Alastair Campbell Mental Health: Top facts from mental health charity Mind (IBTimes UK) So if you tune in to ‘Me and My Mental Illness’ on Tuesday, you will almost certainly recognise ‘Frank, 54, bipolar disorder/three times sectioned’. You might also recognise ‘Alastair, 59, psychotic breakdown/depression.’ That’s me; and Frank is none […]
Earlier this week, data from NHS Digital revealed that young women are the highest risk group in England for mental health problems.
A campaign that aims to tackle the stigma around mental health has been given £20m in funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. The Time To Change initiative, run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, works with schools, employers and local communities to reduce discrimination and raise […]
Mental health and the death of the “headclutcher” picture
A campaign backed by Stephen Fry has been launched to try to change the type of images used by the media for stories about mental health. But what is wrong with the ones currently used?
A solitary figure, with their head in their hands, more often than not cast in dark, sombre lighting. These stock images, often termed the “headclutcher”, have become a familiar sight in media portrayals of mental illness.
Fleet mum supports ‘Get The Picture’ mental health campaign
How should the media illustrate mental health?
The question has been raised as campaigners try to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
To tackle the issue, Time To Change has launched a new campaign called ‘Get The Picture’.
It is pushing news outlets to avoid using the typical head in the hands photo, dubbed as a ‘headclutcher’, when running mental health stories.