This is the important message behind Tom Hardy's latest selfie

And he's not alone...

tom hardy selfie

And he's not alone...

You may not have picked up on the important message behind Tom Hardy’s latest selfie. In case you missed it, the Taboo actor posted a photo of himself holding four fingers up, showing his support for the #1in4 campaign.

The #1in4 campaign is a mental health movement, stemming from the statistic that mental health will affect one in four people in their lifetime. Much like the Heads Together campaign, fronted by Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the #1in4 movement is looking to break the stigma around mental health and open a discussion so people can talk about it freely.

As part of BBC’s Minds Matter season, the movement is calling for people to upload selfies of themselves holding four fingers up to raise awareness for the troubling statistic and break the stigma around the issue.

‘#1in4 of us will experience mental health issues. Let’s combat stigma together.’ BBC Three posted, uploading selfies of a series of celebrities holding four fingers up.

Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman and David Tennant were the first to back the campaign, but support has come from all angles with everyone from Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel and Radio DJ Nick Grimshaw to comedian Russell Brand taking selfies and encouraging fans to do the same, spreading the solidarity and shedding the stigma.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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