The Ayrshire Anti-Stigma Group is to hold another of its successful workshops, with the aim of raising awareness in relation to mental health conditions and challenging attitudes around the ‘stigma’ associated with related issues, including the use of derogatory names for sufferers.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday, May 23 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm in the Lister Centre, University Hospital Crosshouse. A spokesperson for NHS Ayrshire & Arran said, “After this session those who attend will be familiar with attitudes in relation to the derogatory terms associated with mental health, will be able to demonstrate an understanding of where the word ‘stigma’ originates, will be aware of how reducing stigma helps people who are recovering from mental health issues.”
A recent survey showed fear of being stigmatised holds back people with mental health problems. Research published by the "see me" campaign revealed 83 per cent of respondents face a dilemma about whether to be honest about their condition.
One in four people will experience mental health problems at some stage in their lives.
Places on the Ayrshire Anti-Stigma Group’s next workshop are limited and anyone who wants to attend should contact Helen Bruce on 01294 322033 or email email@example.com