Groups & Communities most at risk of discrimination
The See Us movement has to be for everyone in Scotland, but there are some communities and groups who experience more stigma and discrimination than others.
Some groups and communities in Scotland, such as BAME, LGBT, those living in poverty experience high levels of mental health problems, and dual stigma and discrimination. So it’s vital that people in the See Us movement are making changes in the targeted areas which need it most.
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 in specific groups and communities. if you’re not sure where to start.
Stigma, Suicide and Polish men
See Me and Feniks are working together to tackle stigma in the Polish male community in Scotland, to help reduce suicide rates.Watch
The Glasgow Association for Mental Health and See Me worked together to looks at the issues of duel stigma faced by people in the BAME community who experience mental health problemsRead
You may also be interested in
While we have created tools and resources specifically for making changes for different groups and communities, 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.
Walk a Mile
Walk a mile is a safe way to get people together to talk about mental health, tackle stigma, and visually sow that it's good to talk about mental health.
The Role of Family and Friends
Read more about the role of family and friends in supporting and tackling stigma.
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.