About the Tackling Stigma Toolkit

The Tackling Stigma Toolkit has been developed as part of the National Tackling Stigma Project undertaken by the National CAMHS Support Service (NCSS).

This toolkit is for all professionals, partnerships and organisations who commission and provide mental health services for children and young people.

It aims to help professionals think about how to tackle stigma across a number of domains and to help organisations consider who might be involved in order to have the greatest impact. More importantly, it will help to ensure that children and young people are at the centre of local plans, so that they can be involved in decision-making about the choices available to them.

This toolkit is based on the Tackling Stigma Framework designed from the findings of a research study carried out by Dr Fiona Warner-Gale. The study, undertaken with children and their parents/carers, examined their perceptions of the stigma associated with mental health problems. Find out more about the Framework.

This section describes the National Tackling Stigma Project and explains the origins of the Tackling Stigma Framework.


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