"I made a very conscious decision to talk about what had happened to me."
"Let’s celebrate our varied lived experiences of mental health and the diversity we bring."
"Everyone can join us in the efforts to Stamp Out Stigma in CNWL, the NHS and beyond."
Take the Pledge!
We're asking all of our staff to bring their whole selves to work without fear of judgmenet or stigma.
Download our pledge card and write your own personal message as to how you will support and encourage more authentic human interactions about what it means to be us in the NHS.
CNWL’s Lived Experience of Mental Health Issues and Stigma Transformation Network (LEMHIST) is launching a campaign to Stamp Out Stigma related to mental health issues and encourage staff to bring their stories to work.
In a powerful film six CNWL staff members share their experiences of stigma in the workplace to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day (10 October).
In the film staff describe and hold up words that describe how they have felt when facing stigma and the labels others place on them.
If you're a CNWL Staff member, you can email the Communications Team to see if any already printed posters are available.
Download PDF versions of our posters by clicking the titles below:
- Poster 1 - Bipolar
- Poster 2 - Worthless
- Poster 3 - Weak
- Poster 4 - Lost
- Poster 5 - Anorexic
- Poster 6 - Hopeless
We encourage teams across the Trust to have discussions with their team about how they can create a work environment where everyone can bring their whole selves to work. Teams can take the pledge together #OurTeamSOSPledge.
Don't forget to send them in to the LEMHIST Network and post them on social media using #OurTeamSOSPledge.