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In April 2010 we launched a campaign aiming to collect 100,000 pledges to stamp out stigma. By April 2011 we smashed this target by collecting over 106,000 pledges from members of the public and local organisations. However, our campaign does not stop there. We still want to send a clear message to society that we should not stigmatise people with mental illness and learning disabilities by calling them names that are hurtful and offensive. We still want your pledges and we also want to educate schools and employers that there is no place for stigma in our diverse and inclusive society.
Our work with schools...
We have produced two Sticks and Stones schools resource packs – one for Key Stages 1 and 2 and another for Key Stages 3 and 4 . The packs have been designed for use by teachers in Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) lessons and contain a variety of useful information, lesson plans and materials to help raise awareness of mental health and learning disability stigma. You can view our Schools Area here.
In March 2012, we took our interactive diary room booth into St. Gregory’s Catholic High School in Warrington to find out what their Year 8 and 9 pupils had learned about mental illness and learning disabilities using our Key Stage 3 and 4 resource packs. You can watch the video footage below:
Our work with employers...
It’s really important that our workplaces are free from stigma too and somewhere that people feel supported if they develop mental ill-health.
As such, we have developed an employers' pack which gives help and guidance on recruiting and supporting people with mental ill-health in the workplace. Click here to view our resources for Employers.
Did you know...?
You can now navigate between the Stamp Out Stigma website and the 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website at the click of a button, using the tabs at the top of the page.