To coincide with Scottish Mental Health Week, ‘see me’, Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma of mental ill-health has reiterated its commitment to challenge the attitudes of some people towards mental ill-health in Scotland.
A YouGov survey commissioned by ‘see me’ has revealed that while 60 per cent of Scots say they would not find it hard talking to a person with a mental health problem, a sizable number of Scots are still unsure how to address mental ill-health.
‘see me’ hopes that by making it clear there is support available out there, more and more people will feel able to speak out about what they are going through and get the support they deserve.
For those living with mental ill-health, the attitudes and reactions of family, friends and workmates can have a big impact on how they feel. ‘see me’ wants to encourage people to think about their own attitudes towards mental health and how they can better support those around them.
To help address stigmatising behaviour, ‘see me’ is launching a new smartphone app. Entitled “Defeat Stigman