Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
People with experience of complex mental illnesses can share their views
A first-of-its-kind survey is calling on people with experience of complex mental illnesses in Monklands to share their views and experiences of stigma and discrimination to help shape policy, support and services.
Led by See Me, Scotland’s national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination, and the Mental Health Foundation Scotland, in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University, the Scottish Mental Illness Stigma Survey is recruiting participants aged 18 and over who have experience of severe, complex and/or enduring mental illnesses.
The in-depth survey seeks to find out more about the real-life experiences of people with complex mental illnesses and the stigma that they continue to face. It will explore how and where people face stigma, self-stigma, the impact this has on them, and what needs to be done to make their lives better.
Wendy Halliday, director of See Me, said:“the survey will allow us, for the first time ever, to build a more complete picture of the stigma and discrimination that those with the most serious, complex mental health conditions in Scotland face.”
Participants can find full information, including eligibility requirements, at seemescotland.org/stigmasurvey.