Time to change anti-stigma campaign
The stigma that surrounds mental health issues not only stops people talking about it, but also stops people seeking help. #timetotalk day and the national time to change campaign have been adapted for Bracknell Forest to get us all talking about mental health and to help reduce the stigma that surrounds it. So what can we expect to see?
We all have mental health, just like we have physical health – so it’s time to talk about it!
“Time to Talk Day” is a reminder that mental health is something we can talk about, just like physical health. Mental health stigma and discrimination not only stops people talking about it, but also stops people seeking help. In short, we can break the silence that often surrounds mental health, and show that talking about this once-taboo subject doesn’t need to be difficult.
Look out for content online, follow @BFC_Health on Twitter and Instagram or visit http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/ for more details
Young people's Mental Health stigma campaign
Focus groups have been run in Bracknell Forest, RBWM and Slough to get young people's opinions and beliefs around mental health conditions. Young carers, Youth Parliament, faith groups and social grousps were consulted to get feedback and ideas. Feedback has been collated to produce mini animated shorts or Vines about Mental Health stigma. The short animated videos will be taken into schools and will be distributed online via Twitter and Instagram (@BFC_Health).
Emotional health & wellbeing animations written by local children
School children (years 4,5 & 6) in Bracknell Forest, RBWM and Slough are busy writing stories about Mental Health, of which one story in each area will be turned into an animated video. The stories will be written around the theme that 'even superheros can have bad days'. The animated videos will be taken into schools and will be distributed online via Twitter and Instagram (@BFC_Health).