#PHTwitJC 24: Mental health- Time to Change evaluation

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Next journal club chat will take place on Monday 22nd April, 8-9.00 pm (UK time)

Our topic is public health interventions relating to mental health, specifically, the impact of the Time to Change campaign in the UK, which started in 2009. This campaign was intended to ‘start a conversation’ about mental health in order to tackle stigma and discrimination, and a range of different interventions took place under the Time to Change banner.

s55.coverThis month saw the publication of a special issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry, containing several papers evaluating different aspects of Time to Change. Most of the papers in our poll are from this journal issue and all come from the same evaluation programme.

As usual with Public Health Twitter Journal Club chats, we suggest a selection of papers on the theme, and will focus on the article that receives the most votes. The poll will close on Thursday 18th, we will announce the ‘winner’ shortly afterwards. An introduction and some questions around which we’ll base Monday’s discussion, will be published on the blog a couple of days before the 22nd.

All of the papers in the poll are Open Access.

Full citations and links to the papers

Corker, Elizabeth et al (2013). Experiences of discrimination among people using mental health services in England 2008-2011.  The British Journal of Psychiatry 202: s58-s63 doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.112912. http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/202/s55/s58.full

Evans-Lacko, Sara et al (2012) Mass social contact interventions and their effect on mental health related stigma and intended discrimination BMC Public Health 2012, 12:489 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-489 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/12/489 

Evans-Lacko, Sara, Claire Henderson and Graham Thornicroft (2013). Public knowledge, attitudes and behaviour regarding people with mental illness in England 2009-2012. The British Journal of Psychiatry (2013) 202: s51-s57 doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.112.112979 http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/202/s55/s51.full

Evans-Lacko,  Sara et al (2013) Economic evaluation of the anti-stigma social marketing campaign in England 2009-2011.  The British Journal of Psychiatry 202:s95-s101; doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.113746 http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/202/s55/s95.full

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