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DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLEDGES TO TACKLE STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION

The Department for International Development has made a strong UK-wide commitment to tackle the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health by publicly pledging its support to ‘see me’ and Time to Change on 20th August 2013.

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Have you been affected by change to services? – VOX would like to know your experiences

In 2011 VOX published the Real People, Real Cuts report, exploring the impact that changes to the way services are funded impacted on the lives of people living with a mental health condition in Scotland, particularly in relation to quality of life, mental health and well-being, and recovery. VOX are repeating the survey to see what changes, if any, have occurred over the last two years. Please take a few minutes to complete the Survey.

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‘see me’ summer events off to a great start

This summer we are taking our gazebo to four different events to meet with the public and have loads of conversations about mental health stigma and discrimination. The first of these events took place on Sunday 16th June at the Men’s 10k in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. It was a great success, and not only because the sun decided to show up half-way through the morning!

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Response to Scottish Daily Mail Article 4th July 2013

You may have seen the article that appeared in the Scottish Daily Mail on July 4th concerning the recent statistics for homicides committed in Scotland by people suffering serious mental illness at the time of the crime. ‘see me’ together with Support in Mind, believes the article is alarmist, distressing and completely stigmatising for the one in four people in Scotland who live with illness over many years.

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'see me' Volleyball Success

Local charity PLUS Perth’s ‘see me’ team ended a successful volleyball season securing runner up position in both the Perth & Kinross Recreational League and the Scottish Open Volleyball Tournament Consolation cup at the weekend. ‘see me’, now a well–known name in the Perth volleyball circuit, combines playing sport with challenging the stigma and discrimination associated with mental ill-health.

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