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Why focus on stigma and discrimination? Viewpoint survey (2008, Institute of Psychiatry) 91% of people using mental health services across five mental.

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2 Why focus on stigma and discrimination? Viewpoint survey (2008, Institute of Psychiatry) 91% of people using mental health services across five mental health Trusts experienced discrimination Stigma Shout Findings (2008, Rethink Mental Illness) 3,000 service users and 660 carers. 87% reported actual or anticipated stigma and discrimination

3 Run by two partners: Funded by: £16m£4m Time to Change Phase 2 October 2011 – March 2015

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5 Time to Change Champions Network A network of people with lived experience of mental health problems campaigning with Time to Change A range of opportunities to get involved – speaking to the public and the media, advising on project work, carrying out organisational ‘health checks’, organising events Training and networking opportunities – for people to develop skills, experience and confidence Sign up: Contact:

6 What supporters can do Make a personal or organisational pledge Join us facebook or follow us on Twitter Become a TTC Champion Hold your own event or support ours Order campaign materials online Help secure the support of other organisations But above all else – TALK more openly!

7 Thursday 6 February 2014

8 Time to Change – January and February 2014 Major national burst of ‘It’s time to talk’ advertising including TV and radio. National Time to Talk Day – we want to get more people than ever talking about mental health on Thursday 6 Februrary Time to Change’s social movement of individuals and organisations has a vital role to play in making the next campaign the biggest ever.

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