Battle to beat mental health stigma

More needs to be done to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination in the Borders.

That was the conclusion of an event held by See Me, Scotland’s national programme to end mental health stigma, in Galashiels on Monday. The event was jointly hosted by New Horizons Borders.

During the roadshow, residents and local groups vowed to work in partnership to stop people with mental health problems being discriminated against.

See Me programme officer Rebekah Moore explained three areas had been highlighted where most change needs to happen – children and young people, in the workplace, and health and social care.

Ms Moore said: “We want to inspire people to believe they can be part of a movement that will change the way mental health is viewed and treated.”

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