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We need to talk about mental health – and we want to hear from you

The ECHO wants to hear from you about your mental health.

Today we are launching a large-scale survey backed by the Mind charity to find out our reader’s experiences and help shine a light on the issue.

Your feedback and views in the short questionnaire will help shape how we and other Trinity Mirror titles across the country run a mental health awareness campaign to mark World Mental Health Day on October 10.

Take our survey here

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Figures suggest one in four people in Britain go through mental health problems every year, but too often mental illness is seen as less important than physical conditions.

Recent high-profile campaigns, like the Heads Together initiative led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have also helped break the silence and stigma around mental health.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend an event hosted by Mind
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend an event hosted by Mind
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The Time to Change campaign, led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, says: “For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness.

“So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.”

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The results of the survey, which is being carried out by many other Trinity Mirror newspapers and websites, will help build a picture of some our readers’ experiences across the country.

Please share your experiences by completing the short survey, and encourage others to take it too.

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