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About End Stigma Surrey

End Stigma Surrey is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health. Our mission is to provide free resources, engaging content, and comprehensive training to foster a supportive environment for mental health in our community.

Our Approach

We reach out to businesses, colleges, and communities, engaging people from various backgrounds, races, cultures, and faiths, embracing diversity and promoting equality. Our efforts are designed to touch every part of the community and ensure that mental health support is accessible to all.

WHO WE ARE

End Stigma Surrey is commissioned by Surrey County Council Public Health and delivered by two respected charity organisations: Catalyst and Mary Frances Trust. Both organisations are renowned for their work in Surrey, particularly through their Community Connections initiatives.

OUR TEAM

Our dedicated team, supported by passionate volunteers, is at the heart of our project. Together, we strive to create a more understanding and supportive community for those affected by mental health issues.

Join us in our mission to end the stigma surrounding mental health in Surrey.

Here are some of the ways we achieve this:

  • Engaging Workshops and Presentations: We conduct interactive sessions on mental health awareness, fostering open conversations with the public. We also provide support and training for local Mental Health Champions, including those who are directly or indirectly affected by mental health issues, such as carers.
  • Live Dramas by Acting Out Productions: Our professional actors perform powerful live dramas that bring mental health stories to life, creating impactful and relatable experiences for the audience.
  • Drama-Based Training Sessions: These sessions offer practical guidelines on recognizing symptoms of mental ill health, providing support, and directing individuals to appropriate organisations and resources.

Our outreach spans across the county, targeting a wide range of communities and settings, including workplaces, educational institutions, and diverse groups such as BAME, LGBTQ+, Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller communities. We also engage with young adults, health and care professionals, local government, local media, and the general public.

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