What is Challenging Stigma Week?

Renaming Schizophrenia Awareness Week to Challenging Stigma Week represents a fundamental shift in perspective towards mental health advocacy.

By emphasising the human experience over medical labels, the new name aims to destigmatise the challenges faced by individuals living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and other serious mental health conditions.

Recognising these experiences as part of the broader spectrum of human diversity helps foster empathy, understanding, and support within communities. It encourages conversations that focus on resilience, empowerment, and solidarity rather than solely on clinical diagnoses.

Challenging Stigma Week invites everyone to engage in meaningful dialogue, challenge stereotypes, and work towards creating a more inclusive and compassionate society for all.

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Education and open conversations are key to reducing stigma and creating a more supportive environment for everyone. This quick guide will help you get started.

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What’s on during Challenging Stigma Week