Stigma and Discrimination

Stigma and Discrimination

Time to Change

Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign run by the mental health charities Mind and Rethink. These two charities decided to work together, combining their knowledge, skills and expertise, in the biggest attempt yet in England to end the discrimination that surrounds mental health.

see me

‘see me’ is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health. ‘see me’ is an alliance of five mental health organisations (Highland Users Group (HUG), National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland (NSF), Penumbra, Royal College of Psychiatrists – Scottish Division and the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)) and is fully funded by the Scottish Government. The campaign launched in 2002.

Changing Minds

Following the official close of the Changing Minds Campaign in October 2003, the Royal College of Psychiatrists continues to develop the campaign web pages and distributes its publications. A substantial tool kit of materials has been developed, to help change minds and reduce stigma. The materials are available from these web pages.

Social Exclusion

Depaul UK

Depaul UK is a national service working together with local communities towards the prevention of youth homelessness and aims to help young homeless.  Local contact 0191 253 6161.

LEAPS (Listening Ear and Positive Support)

Founded in 2009, Listening Ear and Positive Support (LEAPS) is a support group for those who are unwaged and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.  The group meet weekly and act as a listening ear for one another, giving positive reassurance, advice, help, and support.  LEAPS help those struggling practically, financially, and emotionally with any number of issues; ranging from someone needing support in being rehomed, to providing a phone for someone to call their benefits support worker.  LEAPS have a number of associations with other organisations so we’re are able to sign-post members to other agencies who may be better placed, or qualified to help with any more specialist problems and/or circumstances.  Contact

Regional Refugee Forum North East

The Regional Refugee Forum North East is a membership organisation open to all refugee-led community organisations in the region. It is a unique model of collective strategic action aimed at promoting the integration of refugees in the region. It brings together the North East region’s diverse refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) into a unifying structure with the specific aim of producing their collective voice and using it to inform the development of evidence based policy and practice around integration. It also provides a customised package of development and capacity building support to RCOs to support the vital role they play in providing unique support services for their communities.

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