See Me (Research and Learning)

See Me is Scotland's programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination

Partners: SAMH

Quick fact: 35% of Scots have either personally experienced or been close to someone who has experienced stigma or discrimination because of their mental health problems [i]

See Me is funded by the Scottish Government and Comic Relief and is managed by SAMH and The Mental Health Foundation. This programme challenges stigma and discrimination at its roots – wherever people experience it – at work, through health and social care, in education, at home or in local communities. 

The mission of See Me is to mobilise people to work together and lead a movement to end mental health stigma and discrimination. The programme works with people to change negative behaviour towards those with mental health problems. See Me ensures that the human rights of people with mental health problems are respected and upheld.

The Mental Health Foundation provides the research and learning expertise for the See Me team.

Julie Cameron, Head of Programmes

“Our research at the Mental Health Foundation provides the foundation for the work of See Me Scotland and we are proud to progress the learning of such an important and impactful programme. We believe that tackling the stigma and discrimination of mental illness in Scotland is crucial to creating a more inclusive and compassionate nation. Through our work with See Me Scotland we hope to enable people who experience mental health problems to live full and rewarding lives.”

For more information, please contact:

Julie Cameron (Programmes Manager – Mental Health Foundation)

jcameron@mentalhealth.org.uk 

[i] YouGov Poll (2017) Commissioned for See Me. Retrieved from  www.seemescotland.org/news-and-blogs/call-to-tackle-mental-health-stigma-in-2017-as-new-research-released