Are you interested to do something to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness?
Mental Health Advocacy is a movement that aims to:
1. Promote the well-being of individuals diagnosed with mental disorders;
2. Reduce discrimination and stigmatisation;
3. Uphold the rights of individuals diagnosed with mental disorders; and
4. Assist individuals diagnosed with a mental disorder to be productive members of the community.
If you are a supporter of the aims of mental health advocacy then please go to http://psychdev.anu.edu.au/_special/Mental_Health_Advocacy_Movement.asp to join a forum and share your views with others who have similar beliefs! Alternatively, if you use Facebook there is a Facebook site you can request to join (http://anuedu.facebook.com/group.php?gid=7572277594).
This group is part of an honours research project in the School of Psychology at the Australian National University which is examining the use of online environments to educate people in the wider community about the Mental Health Advocacy Movement. The ANU Human Research Ethics Committee has given ethics approval to conduct this research (Ethics Protocol 2007/0238).
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the researcher on firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much to everyone who is interested in this and is going to participate!!! Please note that the research for this project has to be collected by April 13th.