Mental Health Campaign Asks UK to 'Start A Conversation'

A leading mental health campaign has asked people who don’t have to have a mental health problem to start a conversation about mental health via its new TV and online adverts.

The new Time To Change ads explain how you don't need to be an expert to talk about mental health issues and asks you to be there for someone you know if they come across these kinds of problems.

The basis of the new TV and online ads centres around the fact that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any single year.

Statistically this means that you're more than likely to know someone who has been affected by a mental health issue.

Sadly, it's often difficult to talk about mental health problems and it can lead to the loss of friendships, isolation, not seeking out help and in turn slower recovery.

However, it doesn’t have to be this way as talking about mental health can strengthen friendships, aid recovery, break down stereotypes and take the taboo out of something which affects us all.

Time to Change is a campaign aimed at ending mental health stigma and discrimination across the UK and you can find out more about its latest "Start your conversation" adverts by visiting its Talk about mental health web page.

Alternatively, if you want to find out more about mental health across Wales please visit the various sections of our website for further information about a whole range of these kinds of issues.