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24th Apr 2017

Tom Hardy, David Tennant and more join campaign to tackle mental health stigma

#1in4 people will be affected by mental health issues

Rich Cooper

Stars from film, TV and radio are joining together in a new campaign to try and break the stigma around mental health.

#1in4 is a new campaign from the BBC, focused on getting people to talk about mental health. One in four people will affected by mental health issues, but some people still feel like they can’t talk about what they’re going through.

The campaign centres around famous faces sharing selfies with four fingers held up, accompanied by “words of solidarity, many from personal experience, with the hope of encouraging their fans and followers to do the same,” a press release said.

A host of celebs have already joined the campaign.

BBC Radio 1 breakfast DJ Nick Grimshaw joined the campaign, saying: “Anxiety and depression are more prevalent than you think.

“I wanted to get involved with the #1in4 campaign to help people realise they’re not alone. Having mental health issues is nothing to be ashamed about.”

The #1in4 campaign is part of the BBC’s Minds Matter season, featuring a rang of programming, including The Truth About Stress on BBC One, Horizon: No Such Thing As Schizophrenia on BBC Two and Being Black, Going Crazy on BBC Three.