In the arts
You can be part of the See Us movement by using the arts to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Over the years people have used the arts to make huge changes to the way people think and behave when it comes to mental health. So it’s vital that people in the See Us movement are using this learning, taking action, and making a change.
On going and sustained change is the most effective way to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. But we know that taking action has to start somewhere. We have resources and tools here for you, whether you want to learn more, host a small starter activity, do something big to get everyone talking, or want to make on going and sustained change.
What sorts of resources are you looking for?
Here you can see what resources we have which suit you best. Select the types of resource you want, let us know the size of action you want to take, where you’re at in your journey and the reason you want to take action. We also have a few recommended resources for making a change using the arts, if you’re not sure where to start.
Read how Liam used his experiences of tackling stigma and discrimination to create a choir, with the aim of making a differenceRead and Listen
Time to Talk Activity Pack
Our 2020 Time to Talk day activity pack has a section full of ideas on how you can use the arts to get people talking about mental health,Read
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Research Using The Arts To Challenge Mental Health Stigma CM 281020
Our full report from our research into how art can be used to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.Download
Rosie at Mindwaves speaks about how animated audio stories, developed by the charity’s community cor…View
All entire Whole
We chat to some artists involved in 2020's All Entire Whole exhibition, put on by our champion Sean…View
Unblemished is a series of comics which share stories of stigma at the intersection of mental illnes…View
Our champion Abi speaks to Maeve from the See Me team about Abi's show Trace, where she uses puppetr…View
Lumo: Too Young To Die
Calum Barnes worked with us to help promote our It's Okay campaign to help other. Sadly he took his…View
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- In any area
- As a young person
- In my community
Pass the Parcel
With Pass the Parcel the idea is that when you receive a parcel you pass one on to someone else to s…View
- In my community
Our champion Bridget tells her story, and how she used books and literature to get people talking ab…View
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While we have created tools and resources specifically for making changes using the arts, there are hundreds of resources we have for other areas of the programme, which can also be used to make real, impactful change in this area. Here are a couple we think can help.
Our See Me campaigns pack is full of ideas and activities to help people to tackle stigma in an engaging way.
The arts is a great way for people to share their stories, check out our guidance on how to do it safely.
Sign up to See Us
Sign up to be part of the change, get our See Us Activity Pack to help you to take action at work, get updates on what is happening in the movement across Scotland and receive our See Change mail out.