Anyone can be affected by mental health at any point in life and even if you haven’t had a mental health issue yourself, you probably know someone who has. As Trust we run a number of campaigns throughut the year.
We are determined to challenge stigma and discrimination and raise awareness of mental health issues and each year we work with local partners to campaign for changes to policy and legislation, working with other professionals to improve the lives of those living with mental health problems nationwide. We will be running campaigns in 2017 - so watch this space for more information or follow us on twitter and facebook.
#Upliftingimage Digital Photography Competition
Each year we run our digital photography competition #upliftingimage which is open to everyone living across our five boroughs - Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth.
Mental illness is far more common than many people think, yet it is still often met with ignorance and discrimination. Imagery is a great way of stimulating discussion, promoting understanding and changing attitudes.
This is a chance to talk positively about mental health and go into the running to win a prize.
We want #upliftingimage to help raise awareness of peoples connection with mental health through photography. The aim of the campaign is to get as many people to share a picture that helps to promote a better understanding of mental health.
We know that one in four Londoners will experience a diagnosable mental health condition in a year. We shouldn’t be afraid to talk about mental health – we should give our mental health as much attention as we give our bodies.”
Through getting people involved in #upliftingimage, we want to reach out to more people than ever before to challenge the stigma and discrimination still associated with mental health”.
See the winning entries here.
Mental Health Month
We support the national anti-stigma campaign - Time to Change - and each year we dedicate the month of October to celebrating mental health, tackling discrimination and raising awareness to encourage people to talk about mental health issues with over 50 events across south west London. Find out more.