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STOP Stigma

Students Together Overcoming Prejudice and Stigma

A resource to help address mental health stigma and to support awareness of mental health in the secondary classroom.

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STOP Stigma has been produced on behalf of the Governors of the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to help raise awareness of mental health problems and to tackle stigma. It has been a collaboration between the governors, mental health professionals and the Cornwall Healthy Schools Team.

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STOP Stigma Awarded Prestigious PSHE Association Quality Assurance Mark 

This is what they've said:

"STOP Stigma is an excellent resource which will enable teachers to explore and challenge the stigma that may be attached to people experiencing the most common mental health problems. Targeting Year 9, but flexible enough to be used with younger or older pupils, it is relevant and realistic in terms of its aims, learning objectives, demands on teachers’ experience and curriculum time.

The material encourages an interactive approach including group work and enabling pupils to undertake their own investigations. Lessons 'start from where the pupils are’, offering opportunities for critical self-reflection to aid assessment as pupils' individual learning progresses.

The material also contains a wealth of factual information to support both teachers and pupils as they undertake the work. The resource offers a clear process to enable teachers and pupils to collaborate in evaluating the impact of the programme."