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More than lip service securing lasting change in the fight against stigma and discrimination

More than lip service securing lasting change in the fight against stigma and discrimination Elizabeth Gale Guest Chief executive editorial mentality More than lip service: securing lasting change in the fight against stigma and discrimination Millions of people in the UK experience mental health of programmes in England, there has been no problems at some time in their life. Many are excluded significant improvement in public attitudes to mental from areas of life that others take for granted, and the health. Since 1993 there has been a decline in the damaging effects of this exclusion often persist long percentage of people who agree with the statement that after the symptoms of mental distress have been ‘We need to adopt a far more tolerant attitude toward resolved. For example, people experience problems in people with mental illness in our society,’ from 92% to relation to finding or staying in work, accessing quality 83% in 2003 (Department of Health, 2003). Fewer health and social care services and adequate housing, than four in ten employers say they would recruit enjoying family support and participating in local someone with a mental health problem, and many community life (Social Exclusion Unit, 2004). people fear disclosing their condition, even to family People with mental health problems consistently and friends, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Public Mental Health Emerald Publishing

More than lip service securing lasting change in the fight against stigma and discrimination

Journal of Public Mental Health , Volume 3 (3): 3 – Sep 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1746-5729
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10.1108/17465729200400014
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Abstract

Elizabeth Gale Guest Chief executive editorial mentality More than lip service: securing lasting change in the fight against stigma and discrimination Millions of people in the UK experience mental health of programmes in England, there has been no problems at some time in their life. Many are excluded significant improvement in public attitudes to mental from areas of life that others take for granted, and the health. Since 1993 there has been a decline in the damaging effects of this exclusion often persist long percentage of people who agree with the statement that after the symptoms of mental distress have been ‘We need to adopt a far more tolerant attitude toward resolved. For example, people experience problems in people with mental illness in our society,’ from 92% to relation to finding or staying in work, accessing quality 83% in 2003 (Department of Health, 2003). Fewer health and social care services and adequate housing, than four in ten employers say they would recruit enjoying family support and participating in local someone with a mental health problem, and many community life (Social Exclusion Unit, 2004). people fear disclosing their condition, even to family People with mental health problems consistently and friends,

Journal

Journal of Public Mental HealthEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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