Why removing stigma and discrimination is important

Many people don’t consider mental health relevant to them.

Many people don’t believe mental health issues are likely to affect them or people they know. But the reality is mental health issues can affect anyone.

Tackling stigma and discrimination and creating safe spaces where people feel able to talk openly about their mental health issues, without discrimination, should be our number one priority.

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Here are the stats

1 in 5
Australians will experience a mental health issue in any given year.

Almost 1 in 2
Australians will experience a mental health issue in their lifetime.

3 out of 4
Say they have faced stigma and discrimination as a result of their mental health challenges.

54 percent
Of people with mental health issues say they are impacted most by such stigma in their place of work.

Let's talk about it

Help us to remove fear and awkwardness around mental health by prompting people to talk about it.

For many Australians, 2020 has been challenging. Following the bushfire disaster and then the coronavirus pandemic, many people in the community are feeling the effects and their mental health is suffering.

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Heightened state of anxiety and challenged with uncertainty of the spread, lockdowns, job losses and financial pressures it is understandable a significant time of stress.

Now more than ever, it is important for everyone to understand the effects of mental health issues.

We hope that the promotion of Stampede Stigma in your workplace brings a bit of humour and fun to a serious issue; that it begins to remove fear and awkwardness around mental health by prompting people to talk about it.

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