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Public education and anti-stigma campaigns

Anti-stigma

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

Anti-stigma

We are 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.

 

Stigma doesn't matter, we do

Our latest campaign, #NoStigma, reimagines a society without mental health stigma and discrimination by showing the positive effect on life when they are not experienced.

Stigma doesn't matter, we do

You can support the No Stigma campaign by:

  • sharing your personal experiences or thoughts on the positive difference it has made when stigma or discrimination is not experienced
  • learning about what a home, work or community without stigma would mean for people living with mental health difficulties
  • sharing the campaign message and assets with friends and contacts or in your work or community, and using our #NoStigma hashtag.

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Help to end mental health stigma

Help to end mental health stigma