Celebrities Come Together To Tackle Mental Health Stigma

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Tom Hardy, Russell Brand and a host of other stars have joined together for a new campaign to help break the stigma of mental health.

#1in4 is a new campaign from the BBC, which is focused on getting people to talk about mental health.

One in four will affected by mental health issues, but some people still feel like they can’t talk about what they’re going through.

The campaign centres around famous faces sharing selfies with four fingers held up, accompanied by “words of solidarity, many from personal experience, with the hope of encouraging their fans and followers to do the same,” a press release said.

A host of celebs have already joined the campaign including Russell Brand, David Tennant and Annie Mac.

Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw joined the campaign, saying: 

Anxiety and depression are more prevalent than you think.

I wanted to get involved with the #1in4 campaign to help people realise they’re not alone. Having mental health issues is nothing to be ashamed about.

The #1in4 campaign is part of the BBC’s ‘Minds Matter’ season, featuring a range of programming, including ‘The Truth About Stress’ on BBC One, ‘Horizon: No Such Thing As Schizophrenia’ on BBC Two and ‘Being Black, Going Crazy’ on BBC Three.

And if you’re ever feeling down The CALMzone can offer you amazing support, when things get tough.

The helpline and web chat service are open 5pm to midnight, every day:

NATIONWIDE: 0800 58 58 58

LONDON: 0808 802 58

WEBCHAT: www.thecalmzone.net/get-help

Alternatively, you can contact Samaritans on their free to call phone number – 116 123.


Anne-Marie Bojan

Anne-Marie Bojan

A sports enthusiast with a BA (Hons) in Sports Journalism, who can be found predominantly at Villa Park. Having completed a Masters in Broadcast Journalism, she then went on to work at Sky Sports, the BBC, and the Mirror. When not engrossed in sport, it's animals, guitars, and Liam Gallagher which take main focus.