• Raise awareness of mental wellbeing
• Decrease discrimination
• Provide information about mental health services in Gloucestershire and membership of 2gether
Gloucester Rugby and England star James Simpson-Daniel said:
"One in four people experience mental ill health at some point in their lives so we all need to understand more about mental health problems and how we can support friends and family."
"All of us have a role in helping to end mental health discrimination. That's why Gloucester Rugby is helping to tackle stigma by supporting the Making Life Better campaign."
Gloucester Rugby is a key partner in the campaign as part of its commitment to the wider community in the county.
Tom Voyce said:
"No one is immune to mental illness and it is just as normal as having a physical health problem or a sporting injury."
"As a club we're encouraging fans to support the campaign and become members of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust."
Shaun Clee, Chief Executive of 2gether, said: "Every day, thousands of people across the county are affected by mental ill health. In addition, thousands more could benefit from knowing how to look after their own mental wellbeing or that of a family member or friend.
"Our aim is to promote a society where mental health conditions are seen as illness like any other. That way we can tackle the discrimination that exists in our communities so everyone has the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and to participate in their wider community."
Dr Jane Melton, 2gether's Director of Social Inclusion, said:
"We are calling on the residents of Gloucestershire to visit our roadshows and get involved in our campaign. This will give people an opportunity to find out more about mental wellbeing, make their mood count towards our Moodometer and chat to us on the sofa."
"We are also asking people to become members of the Trust and you can find out more about membership on our campaign website http://www.2getherinclusion.nhs.uk/."