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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 seemescotl­­ey.

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