What we’re doing to help get mental health out in the open
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year in the UK. Although mental health problems can be difficult to spot, it doesn’t make them any less significant than a physical health issue.
Lloyds Bank conducted research* with Mental Health UK and found that 67% of people in Britain feel society is more comfortable talking about mental health conditions now compared to 5 years ago. However, 3 in 4 still believe there is a significant stigma attached to people with mental health conditions, and nearly a quarter are still uncomfortable talking about mental health with a friend or family member.
This is why we’re working with Mental Health UK to help normalise these conversations, as we believe that ending the culture of silence will make it easier for us all to offer the right support to the people around us who need it.
“Too many people living with a mental health problem feel isolated and misunderstood. Yet we all have mental health so the more we talk and listen, the easier it becomes for everyone. This campaign will help get mental health out in the open, where it belongs”, Brian Dow, Managing Director of Mental Health UK
How you can help #GetTheInsideOut
In the spirit of getting mental health out in the open, you can support this campaign in 3 simple steps.
Below Eleanor and Luke share their experiences of living with a mental illnesses and why it is important to talk about it. To understand a bit more about some of the most common mental health conditions visit Mental Health UK.
Lloyds Bank are proud to partner with Mental Health UK. Together, we aim to raise awareness of the link between mental health and money problems. Our goal is to encourage more people to feel comfortable speaking about their mental health.
Our colleagues and customers have so far raised £6.5 million, which has enabled Mental Health UK to launch a number of pioneering mental health initiatives:
- The Mental Health & Money Advice service is the UK’s first advice service dedicated to helping people understand, manage and improve the relationship between their financial and mental health.
- A new mental health information guide. Over half a million copies have been distributed to GP surgeries and universities around the UK. The guide aims to help people identify symptoms, access practical support and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
- In addition, funds raised are enabling Mental Health UK to set up 40 new support groups. These groups will connect with vulnerable people living with mental health issues, who may be struggling in silence, and are often the hardest to reach.
Stories from the ad
Listen to the people from our ad speak about their experiences with mental health and how they feel about getting it out in the open.
Our research was conducted with YouGov. The total sample size was 2019 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 16th - 17th January 2018. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+). YouGov is a member of the British Polling Council
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