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5. We want services to decrease stigma

The stigma that people with mental health services face is a major obstacle to being part of ordinary society and all services need to do what they can to minimise stigma.
“I am not abused as much out in the community since coming here.”

6. To minimise levels of additional stigma in the provision of services.
How it should be monitored

The organisation should have in place a plan and policy to reduce stigma, applying to all buildings and premises where services take place. There should be regular training for staff and action plans for all services and premises.