UK Tackling Stigma Campaigns

    Time to Change is the UK's largest campaign to tackle the stigma of mental health problems. It aims to promote mental health and wellbeing through work with schools and voluntary organisations like Mind and Rethink, and large-scale media campaigns including videos and TV appearances, like Comic Relief. This campaign's model is similar to the Tackling Stigma Framework, which emphasises the need for a multi-level approach. For more information, visit
    www.time-to-change.org.uk



    The Action on Stigma campaign by Shift focuses on the stigma of mental health problems in the workplace. It has produced a manager's guidance tool as well as an education programme for young people called The Health and Education for Life Project (HELP) to tackle the stigma of mental health problems at an early stage before negative attitudes become fixed in adulthood. You can find out more by visiting www.shift.org.uk



    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched a multidimensional campaign tackling the stigma of mental health problems. Its website contains videos, further reading and opinion polls. The campaign aims to understand why some people have negative attitudes and tries to change these attitudes by promoting the facts and realities. Visit their website for more information at www.rcpsych.ac.uk/campaigns/changingminds.aspx



    In Scotland, the see me campaign aims to create greater visibility of mental health and its realities. It has provided local grants for projects across Scotland to help tackle the stigma of mental health problems. The website contains videos and audio links promoting the campaign. It has worked in partnership to develop targeted ways for tackling the stigma of mental health problems with BME communities, as representation from BME communities accessing mental health services is very low. To find out more visit www.seemescotland.org.uk



    The Stamp out Stigma campaign aims to tackle stigma by educating the public about the realities of mental health and learning disabilities. Includes resource packs for schools and employers. Visit their website for more information at www.stampoutstigma.co.uk




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