Stamp It Out
Mental Health Anti-Stigma & Discrimination Campaign.
This week, in the lead up to #WorldMentalHealthDay, our Chair, David Shipman, is cycling 180 miles to raise money for Stamp It Out County Durham!! He's hoping to raise £500, good luck David!!
Who we are & what we do
Stamp It Out are led by people with lived experience with mental health issues and work in partnership with groups, organisations and communities using our action plan around events throughout the year. We use Social Contact conversations and various resources to address barriers, especially around stigma and discrimination. We promote and educate the public to raise awareness across County Durham.
What is Stigma
Do you know the difference between stigma and discrimination? Find out how we have challenged attitudes and made County Durham a more understanding community.
STIGMA & DISCRIMINATION
“For me it's about changing attitudes. It's not about forceful challenge - it's about positive activity towards recognition, acceptance and inclusion of difference. You can't understand what you don't know! Stop fear and guilt and sensationalism and provide listening and story platforms towards acceptance of each other.”
‘’The impact of Stigma – your attitude to mental health can change someone’s life. Attitudes of others stop people getting the help and support they need around their mental health’’.
‘‘Too many are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless – everyone should be free of fear, have equal opportunities and be able to be more open about their mental health illness, condition or issues’’.
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