• Question: what are you going to do/what should we do to ensure that mental health is taken as seriously as physical health?

    Asked by NM to Gem, Jermaine, Michelle on 22 Jun 2017.
    • Photo: Michelle Jamieson

      Michelle Jamieson answered on 22 Jun 2017:

      A lot of my work includes finding out what people think about mental health so stigma reduction and myth busting methods can be put in place. I think the first step is to talk about it as openly as we do physical health concerns.

    • Photo: Jermaine Ravalier

      Jermaine Ravalier answered on 22 Jun 2017:

      My work involves lots of describing what I found in my work (for example see here for a paper article based on my research: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/apr/29/schools-parents-pupils-education-teachers) – so that’s a really good way to spread the message. Also I work closely with MPs, and so when my research makes them pay more attention to mental health, it means there will be much wider recognition throughout the country.