Search for Community Champions
Posted by See Me, 1 March 2018
We’re looking for Community Champions in Scotland to lead on work which can stop the “unfair discrimination” people are still experiencing if they have a mental health problem.
Latest figures, from a YouGov poll of 1004 Scottish adults commissioned by See Me, show that 35 per cent of people in Scotland have either experienced stigma and discrimination because of their mental health, or know someone close to them who has.
Community Champions across Scotland are already making positive changes to how people think and behave in workplaces, universities and with health and social care providers, among other important areas.
We’re looking for people who have personal experience of mental health conditions to create new projects and help to grow a movement of people across the country who are passionate about ending stigma.
See Me Champion Suzanne Baines:
“I wanted to become a Community Champion because I have experienced first-hand the devastating impact that stigma and discrimination can have on a person and their family, emotionally, psychologically, physically and financially.
“It has changed and possibly saved my life! It has helped to strengthen my sense of purpose, direction, acceptance and future opportunities.
Toni Groundwater, See Me’s Social Movement Manager:
“We need to end the unfair discrimination around mental health, so people feel confident enough to speak about how they are feeling and can ask for help if they need it.
“To be able to do this we need people who are passionate about seeing change, leading in the areas they understand and know best.
“Whatever motivates you, we can help and support you to use that, to take action against mental health stigma, which can change lives.”
Champions receive three, one and a half day training sessions in Glasgow, held over a one month period, starting from April 30.
Find out more and apply below:
Please complete an application form and monitoring from and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for applications is March 23.
Please keep the following dates free:
Selection Day – Tuesday 10th April 2018, Glasgow
1:1 Meeting – to be arranged individually
Training Dates – Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th April 2018 / Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th May 2018 - Glasgow
Travel, accommodation (where needed) and any expenses will be paid in accordance with our volunteer expenses policy to support attendance.