As part of our nationwide programme of town hall meetings, See Change has been travelling around the country holding public events about mental health stigma and discrimination.
The events are held in cooperation with local community networks and the aim is to start conversations about mental health at local and community level and reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems.
Since our launch in 2010, See Change has held many public events including seminars, public meetings and smaller consultations with local community groups.
Central to this activity has been the ongoing series of public townhall meeting style events which See Change has been holding in every county in association with the local community fora.
These meetings provide an opportunity to explore ways in which communities can work together to reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems. Central to these meetings is the delivery of a personal story from someone with experience of a mental health problem.
The meetings also feature presentations on the See Change campaign and contributions from partner organisations about mental health stigma. So far, we’ve spoken directly with over 3,000 people and reached hundreds of thousands through the local and national media.
If you’d like to speak with us about holding a public meeting in your community, please fill in the online contact form or give us a call on (01) 860 1620.