A review of evidence on reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems, particularly depression, in the UK and english language countries

Knifton, Lee and Quinn, Neil and Siebelt, Lindsay and Van Bortel, Tine (2012) A review of evidence on reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems, particularly depression, in the UK and english language countries. In: The ASPEN project (Anti Stigma Programme European Network). Aspen Study Group, pp. 4-20.

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Abstract

This section provides an overview of studies and evidence from English-speaking countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We have also included selected evidence from other countries where it has been published in English language. The aim is to examine both ‘what works’ and ‘promising practice’ in tackling stigma and discrimination towards people with mental health problems generally and for people with depression specifically. The reason for selectively broadening our review beyond the participating EU countries is to ensure that wider learning can then help to shape best practice.