For too long tackling mental health stigma has been seen as the responsibility of those who have experienced it.
See Me, Scotland’s programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination, is calling on the people of Scotland to get behind the See Us movement and create real change for the thousands of people who struggle with their mental health.
Over the last two years, the See Us movement has grown, with supporters located right across Scotland, in communities, workplaces, schools, colleges, healthcare settings and beyond – but the programme says that more needs to be done to help tackle the stigma which still exists.
You might think that mental health stigma is none of your business, but any of us could struggle with our mental health at any time, and we all like to think we would get the support, care and understanding that we need if we did.
Mental health stigma and discrimination – where people are treated unfairly because of their mental health – are still real issues in society, and can often prevent people from speaking up and asking for help.
As a proud supporter of the movement, we’re encouraging our supporters to think about how they can take action against mental health stigma – whether you’re looking to start small or do something on a larger scale.
You can sign up to show your support, and access tools, resources and ideas to help you take action against mental health stigma, on the See Me website – seemescotland.org/SeeUs.