Working Together for Stigma Reduction. Building Capacity & Sharing Knowledge in Child and Youth Mental Health and Beyond. Research is not enough…Getting the right knowledge to the right users in the right format at the right time to make change happen….
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Research is not enough…Getting the right knowledge to the right users in the right format at the right time to make change happen….
“labelling or discriminating against an individual or group of individuals on the basis of observed or presumed mental health difficulties.” The experience of stigma can take many forms and can come from a number of sources such as individuals, groups or institutions.
40 international studies reviewed
Many methodological shortcomings
Focus on empathy development for the younger students
Focus on face to face direct contact with older students
Evaluate using methodologically sound approaches
Build in knowledge exchange
Child and youth mental health leaders
Present and build on the stigma review
Don’t re-invent the wheel
Many good initiatives but research needs to catch up
Roots of Empathy shows promise
Stigma reduction workshop (April 2007)
National anti-discrimination anti-stigma program
Child and Youth Advisory Committee
National Infant Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium
Developing a common (cross-sectoral) language and common understanding around CYMH
Children’s Mental Health Ontario
Creating meaningful opportunities
Youth making decisions on programs and services that impact them directly
Recognizing that youth engagement is more than just a program; it’s a method of operating
Youth engagement promotes health and reduces risk behaviours
Consumer & Advocates Network –
Dare to Dream Program
Youth Art Mural Project
Youth Engagement and Stigma Reduction
Give youth the opportunity to play a meaningful, ongoing, and sustainable role in promoting mental health and advocating for a system that best meets their mental health needs.
Knowledge Transfer and Evaluation Lead
The New Mentality
Consumers and Advocates Network
8 awarded in 2005
Next Deadline : March 30, 2007
Community Foundation of Ottawa grant ($8200)
Presentations about Mental Health
Develop and share messages through the creation of postcardsProject Postcard