Innovative Practices 2013 on Employment
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Anti-stigma campaign|
|Organisation:||Handisam & NSPH/Hjärnkoll|
An initiative of the Swedish Agency for Disability Coordination (Handisam) and the National Collaboration for Mental Health (NSPH), the key activities of the campaign are directed towards media and training for special targeted groups, such as employers, healthcare staff and police.
The campaign is run by a large network of people with their own experiences of psychosocial health problems. They are the spokespersons of the campaign. It is not a campaign about persons with psychosocial health problems as they themselves give voice to the campaign.
The campaign is part of a government-sponsored scheme to increase quality in the psychiatric care and social services for people with psychosocial health conditions in Sweden.
IMPLEMENTATION IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES
Sweden. Experiences have been shared with other national anti-stigma campaigns, for example Time to Change in the UK, See Me in Scotland and One of Us in Denmark. The results of the campaign were also discussed at an international conference in Canada.
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