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;
Walk in My Shoes campaign
Established in 2012, Walk In My Shoes is a St Patrick’s Mental Health Services’ awareness and education campaign.Walk In My Shoes
Transition year programme
The transition year programme is a one-week mental health awareness placement conducted by our clinical staff.TY Programme
Youth Advocacy Service
The YES panel ensures that young people have an authentic voice in the development of adolescent mental health services.Youth Advocacy Service
School educational films
Managing mental health issues in the classroom can be challenging.School Educational Films
The Service User and Supporters Council facilitates service user participation which directly informs how we, as an organisation, develop our services.Service User Participation
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