In April 2010 we we’re aiming to collect 100,000 pledges to stamp out stigma. By April 2011 we had achieved this by collecting over 106,000 pledges. Our campaign does not stop there, as we still want to send a clear message to society that we should not hurt people with mental illness and learning disabilities by calling them names that are offensive. We still want your pledges and we also want to educate schools and employers to stamp out stigma.

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 and contain a variety of useful information, lesson plans and materials to raise awareness of mental health and learning disability stigma for use in personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) and Citizenship lessons. You can view our Schools resource section here.

It’s really important that our workplaces are free from stigma too and somewhere people can feel supported if they have or develop mental ill health.

As such, we have developed an employer’s pack which gives helpful guidance on recruiting and supporting people with mental ill health in the workplace. Click here to view our resources for Employers.

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We’re aiming to collect 100,000 pledges to stamp out stigma!