A campaign that aims to reduce mental health stigma and encourages people to seek help and support.
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Campaigning to de-stigmatise issues around mental health and inspire those who are suffering to seek treatment

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What is #I AM WHOLE?

#I AM WHOLE is a campaign created by the NHS and YMCA and led by Jordan Stephens. Its aim is to tackle stigma and encourage people to talk openly about mental health. The campaign, launching on the 10th of October 2016 (World Mental Health day), will see people across the country posting selfies with circles drawn on their hands to show support.

YMCA England have released some research about young people and mental health, read more about it here

What is stigma?

Stigma happens when people have negative beliefs, views or attitudes towards someone because they belong to a particular group.

An example of mental health stigma could be the belief that everyone who has a mental health condition is attention-seeking.

Often stigma results in people being labelled unfairly and can lead to feelings of shame, upset, anger, loneliness and distress within the group of people who are being targeted.

Stigma can be very damaging and can stop people with mental health conditions from accessing the support and help that they need.

Why Jordan?

Jordan is very passionate about mental health and has his own experiences of the issue. He believes that we should all be able to speak openly about our mental health, without stigma and wants to use his work to make a difference.

Jordan has written a song “Whole” which has been released in line with the campaign- you can watch the music video below as well as the campaign video!

I’d like to do all that I can to help those suffering in silence. It’s difficult to convey internal feelings that you can’t even understand yourself to other people – and it’s JUST AS difficult to help someone you love if you can’t understand what they’re going through.

“It’s difficult to convey internal feelings that you can’t even understand yourself to other people. The Find Get Give website makes sure that you can find the help and support you need, as well as seeing what other people think about services in your area.”

The Find Get Give website makes sure that you can find the help and support you need, as well as seeing what other people think about services in your area. Having been to my local YMCA as a kid, I’m really happy to support their new website to help young people across England.

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a picture paints a thousand words

What can I do?

Challenge harmful language- so young people can ask for help without fear of negative labels.

 

Ask for support if you need it- speak to friends, parents, teacher, youth works, GPs or services listed on Find Get Give.

 

Post a selfie with a black circle on your left palm, with the hashtag #IAMWHOLE on your social media accounts to show support for the campaign.

NEWS

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Liam Gallagher backs #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

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#IAMWHOLE featured on BBC News

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I was told to ‘cheer up’ while battling bulimia.

Right Here volunteer Connie Free spoke to the BBC about her experiences of mental health stigma.Read more here.

 

 

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James Corden, Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry lead celebrities supporting World Mental Health Day

Read more here.

 

 

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Ed Sheeran joins the growing list of celebrities backing the #IAMWHOLE campaign

Celebrities across the world are speaking out and challenging the stigma surrounding Mental Health. Ed Sheeran Joins Jordan Stephens, Dermot o Leary and James Corden by getting involved in the campaign video and posting their #IAMWHOLE selfies on social media. Watch the video here.

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Jordan performs his track ‘Whole’ for the first time live, at 450 feet in the air on the British Airways i360 for the press launch of #IAMWHOLE

Performing on the worlds tallest moving observation tower, Jordan Stephens kicks off the #IAMWHOLE campaign in front of press.

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Albion development squad players Vahid Hambo and Henrik Bjordal and Gully at the Amex stadium in Brighton for a group #IAMWHOLE selfie

YMCA Right Here ran an event that was supported by Albion in the Community, Brighton and Hove Albion’s official charity, and Brighton and Hove’s Clinical Commissioning Group. Joined by over 100 students and staff members from local schools, colleges and youth groups those who attended were challenge with developing their own anti stigma campaigns for young people.

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