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Apply To Be A Champion In Lanarkshire
See Me has joined with the Lanarkshire Recovery Network [LRN], to find and train people who can be leaders in changing attitudes around mental health.
The Community Champions programme will enable people from Lanarkshire to make positive changes in their own community.
Already towns across the region are some of the most active in Scotland in supporting those experiencing a period of poor mental health, while also striving to end stigma.
See Me and LRN are looking for Champions, who have personal experience of mental health conditions, who could challenge discrimination in workplaces, in health and social care, with children and young people or by bringing their own ideas to engage their local community.
Tom Todd, who has just finished training as a Champion in Edinburgh, said: “We can actively engage with the communities that we feel part of, or want to be part of, with support from like-minded people.”
Rebekah Moore from See Me, who runs the Community Champions programme, said: “Whatever you are passionate about, or whatever motivates you, we can help and support you to use that, to take action against mental health stigma, which can change lives.
“Whether you have an idea for a project, or you want to do something but you’re not sure what, through the training we can develop a plan which can help you to make a positive change in your community.
“LRN have been doing a lot of good work, they are really enthusiastic to take it to the next level and we are pleased to work with them.”
Kevin O’Neill, from chair of the Lanarkshire Recovery Network, said: “Developing a supportive network of See Me Community Champions in Lanarkshire will enable people with a lived experience of mental health problems to be involved at every stage of our anti-stigma and discrimination programmes.
“If you would like to join our movement for change please get in contact. Your experience will make a real difference.”
Find out more and apply here.