Countries with Local Action Groups
Alberta was the location of the first pilot site for the WPA anti-stigma
- The pilot site works in close cooperation with the Schizophrenia Society
and its Speaker's Bureau of consumers, family members and professionals.
Their successful Partnership Programme includes individuals living with
schizophrenia, and their family members, working with professionals
to educate the public about schizophrenia.
- Five guidelines were developed and implemented in regional hospitals
to reduce the stigma experienced by individuals brought into the ER
with acute psychotic episodes. The guidelines have since been adopted
nationwide in Canada.
- Interventions in high schools through the Partnership Programme led
to positive results in changing knowledge of schizophrenia (increasing
perfect scores from 12% to 28%) and attitudes toward those living with
the illness (increasing results of "No Social Distance" from
16% to 30%).
Director, Partnership Programme
731 Lake Lucerne Drive S.E.
Canada T2J 3H6
Phone: (403) 264.5161
Fax: (403) 269.1727