A mental ill-health campaign is calling on North Ayrshire residents in the new year.
Scotland’s national campaign ‘See Me’ wants to end the stigma of mental ill-health by supporting each other in the year ahead.
Almost two thirds (61 per-cent) of the population is in touch with someone with experience of mental ill-health. A sizeable number (40 per-cent) of Scots admitted they would find it hard or are unsure on how to discuss or talk about the issue. Suzie Vestri, ‘See Me’ campaign director, said:
“Helping someone with a mental health problem can be very simple. Just talking, listening and being there for them can make a real difference to those experiencing stigma.
“If we all take a little time to make a big difference, we can help break down the barriers of the stigma of mental ill-health. So, let’s work together in 2013 and beyond by talking openly and honestly about mental ill-heath.”
For more information or support, visit: http://www.seemescotland.org/.