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Public education and anti-stigma campaigns


Stigma is the use of negative labels to identify people with mental health problems. It has its roots in fear and misunderstanding.


St Patrick's Mental Health Services is committed to ensuring that people with mental health difficulties enjoy the same rights on an equal basis with everyone, without discrimination. 

Service users often identify stigma as one of the most difficult aspects of dealing with mental health difficulties. Stigma is a barrier to people seeking help and to understanding mental health problems. We are committed to actively promoting the understanding and de-stigmatisation of mental health issues both locally and nationally.

St Patrick’s anti-stigma initiatives include; 

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