Countries with Local Action Groups
Begun in West Kent.
- Mental health awareness workshops were developed and delivered to
over 600 school pupils and 200 police officers. As the programmes were
being evaluated using pre- and post-self-completion survey questionnaires,
and subjective feedback evaluation forms, the training was tailored
to make it more systematic and to deliver the core messages that emerged
from our focus group research project.
- The programme is organising a UK national conference for June 26th
2003 in Birmingham. The conference is titled: Reducing psychiatric stigma
and discrimination: What Works? Showcasing best practice examples of
anti-discrimination projects in mental health. It will bring together
service users, carers, policy makers, people working in the field of
mental health and researchers to share examples of current best practice.
Dr. Vanessa Pinfold
Health Services Research Department
Post Box 029
Institute of Psychiatry
De Crespigny park
London SE5 8AF