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Stigma Tag

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 ...

HOAX Using Artwork & Media To Tackle Stigma In Mental Health

What do you think about Psychosis and what does it mean to you? For years the general public has been fed a negative view of psychosis and other mental health difficulties. This is usually thanks to language and imagery conjured by the media, be it advertising, articles or TV. These societal misrepresentations result in individuals who experience mental health difficulties being stereotyped and often discriminated against.   But when it’s you, a loved one or a friend who starts to experience psychosis; what happens then? It’s well known that the stigma surrounding mental health can pose barriers to recovery; such as individuals feeling less likely to seek help for a difficulty, an absence of hope or reduce beliefs that recovery is possible.   The HOAX Our Right to Hope...