Stigma Free Wishaw
This week, Stigma Free Lanarkshire were at University Hospital Wishaw for their Pause 4 Staff event, aimed at promoting staff well-being.
Stigma Free Lanarkshire held 10 minute drop-in workshops for staff, where we discussed mental health stigma in health & social care. The message from this workshop was that you don’t need to be an expert in mental health to look after yourself or colleagues, you just need to listen non-judgementally and talk openly about mental health. Attendees were asked to pledge what they are going to do to tackle mental health stigma, from the photo the pledge is “to consider colleagues, their feelings, and ask if they are in distress”
We also hosted a stall, where staff could find out more information about Stigma Free Lanarkshire, and sign the individual pledge to action.