Did you know that one in four people experience mental health problems at some point in their lives? Ninety per cent of those people face stigma and discrimination as a result.
Discrimination against people with mental health issues is not uncommon in Wales. The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s research report ‘Who Do You See?’ found that 37 per cent of people surveyed would be unhappy if a close relative married someone with a mental health condition. Only 40 per cent of people surveyed thought that people with mental health conditions are suitable to be primary school teachers.
The campaign Time to Change Wales aim to end discrimination against people with mental ill health and to get us all talking about mental health. Click here for some common myths and facts about mental ill health.
David Crapaz-Keay personally experienced mental ill health.