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Campaigns - tackling stigma

Campaigns

Anyone can be affected by mental health at any point in life and even if you haven’t had a mental health issue yourself, you probably know someone who has. As Trust we run a number of campaigns throughut the year. 

We are determined to challenge stigma and discrimination and raise awareness of mental health issues and each year we work with local partners to campaign for changes to policy and legislation, working with other professionals to improve the lives of those living with mental health problems nationwide. We will be running campaigns in 2017 - so watch this space for more information or follow us on twitter and facebook.

Mental Health Month

We support the national anti-stigma campaign - Time to Change - and each year we dedicate the month of October to celebrating mental health, tackling discrimination and raising awareness to encourage people to talk about mental health issues with over 50 events across south west London. Find out more.

#Upliftingimage Digital Photography Competition 

Each year we run our digital photography competition #upliftingimage  which is open to everyone living across our five boroughs - Sutton, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth.

The aim of the campaign is to gather a collection of photographs that will promote a better understanding of mental health issues, highlight that through support, understanding and positive messaging we can help people and challenge stigma. Mental illness is far more common than many people think, yet it is still often met with ignorance and discrimination. Imagery is a great way of stimulating discussion, promoting understanding and changing attitudes. 

#talktaboutit #mentalhealth

 

 

 

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