Report on Time to Change: people facing less mental health discrimination

New research published in July 2016 shows that people with mental health problems in England are facing less stigma and discrimination than ever before.

The research was carried out by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London into the impact of the campaign Time to Change from 2008 to 2014. Published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia, the results show a six percent increase in people with mental health problems saying they experience no discrimination at all.

Researchers also found that people with mental health problems are facing less 7% less discrimination from family, 15% less discrimination from friends and a 10% reduction in discrimination when dating.