Breaking down stigma in mental health

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Breaking down stigma in mental health

Date(s) - 12/09/2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Westside, Corner Homewood drive and Echuca Road, Mooroopna
Homewood Drive,

Breaking down stigma in mental health

What can we do to eradicate cultural, social and gender barriers?
PsychTalks: the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences forum for ideas and discussion

About the Event
While most of us agree that there should be no distinction in how we react to a broken arm and
how we respond to people experiencing mental health issues, one of these conditions provokes
instant sympathy, whilst the other can elicit judgement and fear.
The impact that stigma has on the lives of people with lived experience of mental illness is
complex, and it can lead to exclusion, discrimination, poor social support, poorer subjective quality
of life, and low self-esteem. Stigma discourages people from seeking help, and it can have a
significant effect on treatment outcomes.
This is made even more difficult as each of our personal perceptions of mental health is influenced
by where we come from, the values that we grow up with and our ‘place’ in society. So, what can
we do as a vastly diverse community to address some of the problems that our mental health
system struggles with?
Join our experts and consumers as we explore the latest in stigma research and interventions and
discuss how we can translate this research into real outcomes for our society.

For event details and bookings see link to flyer

PsychTalks – Stigma Flyer