One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives and around one in ten children experience mental health issues. Depression affects around one in twelve of the whole population. Despite it being a worldwide issue that affects thousands of people in the UK alone, there’s still a massive stigma attached to mental health.
As part of trying to break the stigma; back in April 2016, we decided to start up a photography project which is to be used to try and show a visual interpretation of how it feels to live with mental health. Many people’s problems are made worse by the stigma and discrimination they experience – from society, but also from families, friends and employers. It’s time to fight back and show people that everyone can be affected with mental health.
We’re looking for people who have mental health problems and would love to be involved in the project, to try and showcase how they feel on a day to day basis via the means of photography. If you’re interested in taking part in this project, please contact us via the contact form on our web site or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.