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August 2019

What Is Stigma

WHAT IS STIGMA is a resource by the team at the Psychosis Research Unit which provides an explanation on the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health difficulties sometimes face.   By breaking down the types of stigma into public stigma and internal stigma, the leaflet offers personal accounts from people who have experienced them. The degree to which stigma has been experienced by people who have been diagnosed with psychosis are further explored.   The leaflet also highlights ways in which there have been developments in tackling stigma at a national and an international level.   To access a copy of the WHAT IS STIGMA leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

Well Known Voice Hearers

WELL KNOWN VOICE HEARERS is a resource by the Psychosis Research Unit team which offers personal accounts of several famous people who have had experiences of hearing voices or have chosen to speak out about their mental health difficulties.   Understanding that even public figures are perhaps going through similar experiences may help break down stigma and inspire others to speak someone at a time that is right for them.   The leaflet also highlights how common mental health problems are in society by comparing the figures to famous landmarks and places.   To access a copy of the WELL KNOWN VOICE HEARERS leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

Myths and Facts about Psychosis

MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT PSYCHOSIS is a resource from the team at the Psychosis Research Unit which attempts to tackle some the common myths about psychosis by providing the facts about mental health. The leaflet also highlights campaigns which have been established with the aim of tackling stigma within mental health; the “1 in 4 of us” and the “Only Us Campaign”. To access a copy of the MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT PSYCHOSIS leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...

Hearing voices and other thing that may not be there

HEARING VOICES AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAY NOT BE THERE is a resource created by the team at the Psychosis Research Unit which provides an explanation on why some people experience hearing things that other people do not.   The resource also delves into how common the experience of hearing things that other people cannot hear is by citing information from previous research and cracking the myth on how rare the experience is.   By highlighting famous people who have experienced hearing voices, the leaflet attempts to explain that having these experiences does not have to hold you back from doing what you love to do.   The leaflet also provides helpful guidance on services which provide support for people experiencing hearing voices.   To access a copy of the HEARING VOICES AND...

Be good to yourself

BE GOOD TO YOURSELF is a resource from the Psychosis Research Unit which highlights the importance of being compassionate towards yourself in the face of mental health difficulties. The leaflet offers helpful exercises aimed at increasing self-esteem and self-worth. In support of these exercises, the leaflet also provides information on other compassionate-focused resources which may be helpful. To access a copy of the BE GOOD TO YOURSELF leaflet, please CLICK HERE ...