In 2019, we called for the public to help us call time on mental health stigma. We commissioned a study to look at how long it takes Veterans to reach out for mental health support. The results suggested that on average, they take four years* to come forward.
THIS IS TOO LONG.
The Stigma Clock - This was projected across landmarks in the UK
Most notably, the clock lit up the Tower of London. Watch the film of the event.
We strived to cut the clock and reduce the time it takes for Veterans to come forward by asking our supporters to hold their own events.
Organising events in your community helps build awareness, brings the community together and raises vitals funds that will help us to help those who need it, much sooner.
The delay in Veterans reaching out is partly due to believing civilian services will not understand or support them (28%)* and a fear of being treated differently by friends (25%)*.
Together, we helped 4,194 additional wounded, injured and sick individuals between August 2017 and August 2018.
But even now there are still thousands of Veterans out there who are struggling in silence and unable to come forward. With your support, we can reach them together.
*Results from a survey commissioned by Help for Heroes, December 2018
Help us call time on stigma.