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Inclusion and combating stigma

Apr
7
2017

Depression: Let’s Talk (About How We Talk About It)
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Ian Bradshaw Policy Manager

Ian Bradshaw, Policy Manager

Today (7 April) is World Health Day, organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). They have picked the theme of “Depression: Let’s Talk”.

It would be easy to be cynical. Yet another campaign about talking about mental health.

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Oct
10
2016

Tackling stigma and discrimination on World Mental Health Day: What we now Know. What Next?
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People continued to be discriminated against by the very systems that are supposed to support them. Within health services, welfare and housing, people reported no improvement or even more discrimination than they did in 2008.

The McPin Foundation

Dr Sarah Hamilton

Today (10 October) is World Mental Health Day.

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Sep
30
2016

Influencing the debate – peer research in academic journals
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our-news-image-survey-and-dictaphoneA new special edition reporting findings from the Viewpoint survey was published in July. It includes a paper on our qualitative research into mental health discrimination experiences which was co-authored with four peer researchers. We reflect on the importance of experts by experience being named as authors, and why they are so often absent from peer reviewed journal articles.

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Aug
19
2016

Sad but inspiring: In memory of Donald Campbell 
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Monday morning and I was on my way to work catching up with the news and social media. I had missed an excellent piece in the Sunday Times by Alistair Campbell about his brother Donald who died recently aged 62. Luckily it is available as a blog. Reading, I was immediately absorbed. That’s the power of the personal narrative. I also felt very, very sad. Another person dying far too early after years of treatment for schizophrenia.

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Dec
10
2015

How to reduce stigma and discrimination?
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Hot off the pressHow to reduce mental health related stigma and discrimination? This is a topic that we have been doing research on for several years, most recently working in schools to evaluate the Time to Change  children and young people pilot campaign. Time to Change have just released the next phase of their campaign targeting young people and parents in particular, building on the message ‘small things can make a big difference’.

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Sep
30
2015

Marking world suicide prevention day
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Research in the news lanternsOn the 10th September 2015, across the globe, people came together to mark the 13th annual World Suicide Prevention Day. This saw reports of candlelight vigils in the UK, flash-mobs in India, the release of balloons across America, and in Ireland, famous landmarks were lit up in orange.

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Mar
19
2014

Hearing people’s stories: interviewing with the McPin Foundation
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Katherine Barrett describes her experience of working with the McPin Foundation to interview people about experiences of discrimination

I have just been involved in some very interesting research at the McPin Foundation.  I have been a telephone interviewer for the Viewpoint Survey  for two years now and in October 2013 I was invited to take part in a qualitative study using the Viewpoint questionnaire.

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Apr
30
2013

Reporting stigma experiences – views of practitioners, families and people living with mental health problems
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In March, the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) ran their Annual three day National Scientific Meeting in London. The scientific meeting is an opportunity for mental health professionals, researchers, service users and carers to get together and find out about the different research that is currently being supported by the MHRN.

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Apr
4
2013

Time to Change
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Findings from the evaluation of the first three years of Time to Change England’s biggest ever anti-stigma campaign, were published on 3 April in the British Journal of Psychiatry and commented upon by journalists at the Times and Guardian. This evaluation includes the Viewpoint Survey, run by King’s College London in partnership with the McPin Foundation.

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