Stigma Free Lanarkshire aims to get the people of Lanarkshire talking about mental health, mental illness and the stigma and discrimination that is too often experienced by people with mental health problems. Taking part in campaigns is a great way to tackle stigma by starting conversations around mental health to raise awareness of the impact of stigma on people’s lives.
Campaigns can help raise awareness, bring people together in a movement for change, normalise conversations about mental health and mental illness and they can be a great tool in the workplace. Here are some different ways you can get involved.
Time to Talk Day is the nation’s biggest mental health conversation. Happening every year, it’s a day for friends, families, communities, and workplaces to come together to talk, listen and change lives.
Mental Health Awareness Week is a national campaign to raise awareness around mental stigma and discrimination.
Pass the Badge invites people to wear a See Me Badge for a day and then pass it onto someone else to wear for the next 24 hours.
Walk a Mile is a great community event which brings people together to walk and talk about mental health.
A social media campaign that focuses on the community coming together to share what we do to look after our mental health and a positive message of hope, that is free from stigma and discrimination.
Raising Awareness on Social Media
Raising awareness with individuals, groups and the wider communities of Lanarkshire is vital to create understanding and bring people together in a movement for change. Social media is a great platform for this.
Stigma Free Lanarkshire have put together 5 simple tips for how to have a caring conversation with somebody that has reached out to you. These tips are intended to be used as a guide for conversations.