The Heads Together campaign today released some films showing writer and actor Stephen Fry and radio DJ Mim Shaikh talking with the person they opened up to about pressures to their mental health.
The films are the latest in a series created by Heads Together, which has also released a new YouGov poll showing that four out of ten (42%) men have had a conversation recently about mental health compared to six out of ten (58%) women. The figures also show that men (29%) are less likely than women (37%) to expect to talk about their mental health in the next six months although men and women find these conversations equally helpful (83%).
The film series released by Heads Together, the campaign spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, features people from all walks of life talking about the life changing conversations that helped them cope with their mental health problems.
The latest films have been published on the Heads Together YouTube page and website alongside the first set in the series, which feature a range of people including familiar faces such as Stephen Manderson (Professor Green), Cricketer Freddie Flintoff, comedian Ruby Wax, writer Alastair Campbell and model Adwoa Aboah.
Attitudes to mental health are at a tipping point. We hope these films show people how simple conversations can change the direction of an entire life. Please share them with your friends and families and join us in a national conversation on mental health in the weeks ahead.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry