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Protestant Work Syndrome

Poor mental health is a common yet hidden problem in Britain, often relating to our culture - namely the 'Protestant work ethic' which has so many people working, often out of anxiety, towards meeting ever-shifting targets without sufficient rest or play. 

Yet unlike so many other issues, mental health is no cause célèbre - no musicians, royals or actors are organising concerts for mental health charities, probably because they "don't want to get tarred with the mad brush" (as the comedy character Alan Partridge once said). 

However, hopefully the new 'Time to Change' ad campaign by Rethink and Mind will help trigger a culture shift:

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