Mental Health Awareness and Stigma Reduction Initiative (MASRI)
Type of initiative funded: Group Activity
Key priority area: Prevention
Funding awarded: £10000
Stigma and lack of understanding are two barriers that keep people especially those from Africa and other ethnic minority communities from seeking help regarding their mental health issues. Research shows that the best way to challenge these stereotypes is through first-hand contact with people with experience of mental health. It is in light of this that the Mental Health Awareness and Stigma Reduction initiative (MASRI) was launched to help tackle mental health issues in young people especially from its onset and change public attitudes to mental illness. Our project aim is to continue to carry out educating and reaching out to people in Aberdeen to challenge these stereotypes amongst our community.