Our vision is that of an Ireland where every person has an open and positive attitude to their own and others' mental health. "See Change is working positively to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and to ensure that everyone enjoys the same rights on an equal basis." Equality People affected by mental health problems are entitled to the same human rights as everyone else in society without discrimination. Inclusivity Our work is inclusive of the voices of lived experience. We work closely with our ambassadors to create a disruptive social movement to end mental health stigma. Empowerment We endeavour towards a society where people with lived experience of mental health difficulties can live self-determined lives free from stigma and discrimination. Openness Our work is accessible, understanding and compassionate. Dignity Our actions are driven by the desire to maintain, promote and enhance the lives of all. Reduce stigma associated with mental health problems and challenge discrimination; Create an environment where people are more open and positive in their attitudes and behaviour towards mental health; Promote greater understanding and acceptance of, and support for people with mental health problems and; Create an environment where people with experience of mental health problems are empowered to gain equality, respect and rights. Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time during their lives. People with mental health problems can and do recover. People affected by mental health problems are entitled to the same human rights as everybody else in society without discrimination. Every person – whether you have been personally touched by mental health problems or not – has the power to help stop the stigma and discrimination of mental health problems.
To achieve the objectives, See Change will work to raise public awareness of the existence and impact of stigma and discrimination through:
A national awareness campaign. Regional and community based campaigns. Giving voice to people with lived experience through our ambassador programme. Working in partnership with national and community based organisations.
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