To mark World Mental Health Day, Grazia announced that we were the first women’s magazine to sign up to the Mental Health Media Charter, a major new development to further eradicate the stigma around mental health. It’s our latest step as we strive to do more and to do better when we talk about health – whether that’s being more diverse in our choice of models or more mindful of the labels and language that we use week in, week out.
Now, Prime Minister Theresa May has cheered us signing up to the Mental Health Media Charter, saying, ‘It is great to see Grazia as the first magazine to sign up, taking the lead on tackling the stigma of mental health through responsible and mindful reporting.’
It came as the PM announced last week that more than two million public sector workers will receive mental health support.
‘On my first day as Prime Minister I made clear how tackling the injustice of mental illness is a priority for this Government and society to address,’ she told us exclusively. ‘Research shows that one in five women and one in three men say their job is the reason for their poor mental health. This needs to change.’
For more information about the Mental Health Media Charter and to read our mission statement, visit graziadaily.co.uk/mental-health-charter-2017