Mental ill health is surrounded by stigma and people experiencing mental health problems may adopt these beliefs as true, leading to feelings such as low self-esteem and hopelessness. Fear of discrimination and prejudice can make it hard for people to disclose that they are experiencing mental health problems.
Research shows that people who disclose aspects of their mental health condition frequently report a sense of personal empowerment, enhanced self-esteem and confidence, while paving the way to pursue life goals.
There are a variety of reasons why people choose whether or not to disclose. The Open, Honest and Proud workshop aims to help you develop skills to consider the costs and benefits of disclosing to different people and in different contexts. We will also discuss strategies for disclosing effectively if you decide to do so.
The workshop is run over 3 weeks, with an additional Booster session in a month time.
Date to be confirmed