Mental health

Strategies aimed at improving community attitudes

Question 13: Are strategies aimed at improving community attitudes towards mental, neurological and substance use conditions (e.g. anti-stigma campaigns) feasible and effective?

Management of psychosis and bipolar disorders

  • Population: people with mental, neurological and substance use conditions
  • Interventions: interventions which aim at improving community attitudes towards people with mental, neurological and substance use conditions
  • Comparison: care as usual
  • Outcomes:
    • general public attitudes towards people with these conditions
    • health workers attitudes towards people with these conditions.

Recommendation(s)

Activities aimed at improving community attitudes towards people with mental, neurological and substance use conditions (e.g. anti-stigma campaigns) may be considered for implementation. These activities should be planned and implemented with the involvement of the service users, carers and the wider community. These activities should include direct and positive social contact with people with mental, neurological and substance use conditions.
Strength of recommendation: STANDARD

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