Prepared by: National Stigma Clearinghouse
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INTERNATIONAL LINKS AND ANTISTIGMA CAMPAIGNS
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In general, antistigma campaigns outside the U.S. pay special attention to the human side of mental illnesses, demystifying the conditions, disability rights, and social inclusion.

Each of the sites listed below offers further useful links:

  • AUSTRALIA

    Mental Health Council of Australia
    http://www.mhca.org.au



  • CANADA

    The Schizophrenia Society of Canada
    http://www.schizophrenia.ca



  • CENTRAL EUROPE, EASTERN EUROPE, FORMER SOVIET UNION

    The Open Society Mental Health Initiative (part of Soros Foundation network)
    http://www.osmhi.org



  • NEW ZEALAND

    New Zealand Mental Health Commission
    http://www.mhc.govt.nz

    Like Minds, Like Mine
    http://www.likeminds.govt.nz

    Mental Health Foundation
    http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/



  • UNITED KINGDOM and IRELAND

    Changing Minds Campaign (Royal College of Psychiatrists)
    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/campaigns/cminds

    Mental Health Ireland
    http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie/Projects.asp

    Mental Health Foundation (UK)
    http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk
    Recent studies: Survey Pull Yourself Together, released Apr.25, 2000.

    MIND - UK
    http://www.mind.org.uk
    Recent studies: Creating Accepting Communities, see press release Nov.4, 99; Negative reporting has increased mental health problems..., see press releases Jul 7, 99.

    MIND CYMRU - Wales
    http://www.mind.org.uk

    National Institute for Mental Health in England
    http://www.nimhe.org.uk
    An outstanding anti-discrimination resource useul to a wide audience. Sections on problems, what works, first-hand accounts, employment, recommended reading, and extensive links.

    RETHINK (Rethink Severe Mental Illness)
    http://www.rethink.org

    Scottish Association for Mental Health
    http://www.samh.org.uk

    See Me Scotland
    http://www.seemescotland.org
    "I'm open about my depression...Will they shut me out?" opens this excellent, user-friendly site. Survey findings show this campaign is producing good results.


  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
    http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk. Sponsors of Changing Minds campaign
    Online texts of RCP journals. Noteworthy studies:Stigmatisation of people with mental illnesses, Crisp et al. BJP (2000) 177:4-7; How mental illness is portrayed in children's television, Wilson et al. BJP (2000) 176: 440-443.


  • OTHER INTERNATIONAL ANTISTIGMA LINKS

    Open the Doors campaign
    http://www.openthedoors.com/

    World Federation for Mental Health
    http://www.wfmh.com/index.html
    An excellent source for more links


  • World Health Organization
    http://www.who.int/

     

     

     

     

     

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