UCL Unit for Stigma research (UCLUS)


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At this event innovative work will be presented relating to the UCLUS two core areas of research: (1) the impact of stigma on openness / secrecy around experiences of mental health problems; (2) evidence based interventions at multiple levels to challenge stigma faced by people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

 Programme now confirmed


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UCLUS at the 8th international Together Against Stigma Conference

Two members of the UCLUS team presented their research at the 8th international Together Against Stigma Conference, held in Copenhagen in September 2017. Katrina Scior presented on 'Lived Experience and Stigma among Mental Health Service Providers', a topic that was clearly of concern to researchers, clinicians and anti-stigma campaigners from around the world. Bettina Friedrich delivered two presentations, ' Talk About Change: An Evaluation of a Mental Health Intervention in a Californian School' and 'Building a Bridge? The portrayal of Asperger’s in the Danish/Swedish series “The Bridge”'. 

Together Against Stigma

Mencap Big Day Out 2017

Members of the UCLUS team working on the CONTEST project had a fantastic day at the Mencap Big Day Out event, at the Drum in Wembley on Thursday 22nd June 2017. We ran a stall in the marketplace to invite interest from local groups for people with intellectual disabilities to take part in the initial pilot of our new group programme 'Standing up for Myself' (STORM) and/or pilot a new questionnaire we have designed 'Myself and the World' to explore how individuals with intellectual disabilities feel about the way they are treated in society and the way they feel about themselves as a result. Overall, the stall was a huge success as we generated interest from many groups from various parts of the UK, who were attending the event to celebrate Learning Disability Week 2017.