Thank you for helping us to tackle mental health stigmaOctober 31, 2017
Thank you for joining #IAMWHOLE on World Mental Health Day to take a stand and speak out against the stigma that surrounds mental health.
While the day was a huge success, the campaign doesn’t stop there. We must continue to challenge the harmful language and negative stereotypes that are stopping so many young people from speaking out and seeking help.
YMCA’s research found that even though nearly nine in ten (88%) young people who have come across stereotypes and negative words think they should be challenged, less than half (48%) have done so. You can read the full research, ‘More Than Words’ at http://bit.ly/wholeresearch
Alongside the research we also produced free resources for secondary schools, primary schools and advice for parents and carers to help tackle the stigma that you can use and circulate http://bit.ly/2fZSjZe
If you haven’t had the chance yet, make sure you join us in posting your #IAMWHOLE selfie, watch and share the campaign film, and check out the exclusive reworking of ‘Broken Machine’ by Nothing But Thieves with a 16-piece orchestra.
Young people have also been sharing their experiences for the campaign from across the UK and Ireland, you can read and watch their stories at whole.org.uk or in this YouTube playlist.
Please donate now to help YMCA to continue delivering mental health initiatives that change and even save lives. Text WHOLE to 70070 to give £3 to YMCA today or donate online.