One in four people will have mental health problems at some point in their lives. Yet, 60% of those who suffer from a mental health condition say that the stigma surrounding their condition is as bad as, or worse than, the condition itself. As a society, we are largely silent about mental health, associating it with weakness, unpredictability or danger.
Mind Your Head is designed to get people thinking and talking about mental health and wellbeing. Even in a progressive community like Oxford, mental health is an awkward and poorly-understood subject, but there is no reason that it should be like that. We want to create a more welcoming culture for people who have experienced mental health problems, to spread the word about what ‘mental illness’ really means, and to encourage every student to look after their mental wellbeing.
Look out for more updates and information on the site and the facebook page. If you are interested in the campaign and would like to know more, or you want to get involved, please email the Mind Your Head chairs at email@example.com .