See Me Scotland: Research, Learning and Evaluation
See Me is Scotland’s national programme to tackle and eliminate mental health stigma and discrimination in Scotland.
Quick fact: 56 per cent of people with a mental health condition in Scotland have experienced stigma and discrimination.
What is See Me? - Leading anti-stigma work in Scotland since 2002, See Me started as a campaign to challenge attitudes around mental illness. It has adapted over time to become a multi-layered programme with a focus on system, culture and behaviour change at individual, community and socio-cultural levels. The programme is funded by the Scottish Government and jointly managed by the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland and SAMH.
See Me works across different settings with partners, communities and target population groups to empower and equip people to take action to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. The programme is guided by lived experience and underpinned by a growing social movement for change made up of people from all across Scotland who are passionate about ending mental health stigma and discrimination.
What do we do? - The Mental Health Foundation provides the research, learning and evaluation functions for See Me. Through evidence reviews, evaluation, primary research, dissemination of learning and knowledge exchange, a dedicated team of researchers within the Foundation works to understand what works to tackle and eliminate stigma and discrimination in Scotland and to demonstrate that the programme is meeting its intended outcomes. The Research, Learning and Evaluation team works closely with See Me to develop and test approaches designed to reduce stigma and discrimination and to understand their impact.
Together, See Me and the Mental Health Foundation are working towards achievement of the Scottish Government’s commitment to create - A Scotland where people can get the right help at the right time, expect recovery, and fully enjoy their rights, free from stigma and discrimination.
For more information, please contact: Jo Finlay, Senior Research Manager, Mental Health Foundation
The See Me research team:
- Jo Finlay (Senior Research Manager)
- Pamela Jenkins (Senior Research Officer)
- Kate Hughes (Research Assistant)
- Zoe Chick (Research Assistant)
The See Mee Report Library
- 2020/21 See Me Scotland Evaluation Report: Outcomes focused evaluation
- 2020/21 See Me Evaluation Learning: What Works to Tackle Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination?
- 2020 programme briefing paper: Building on what works to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination
- 2020 education briefing paper: Reducing mental health stigma and discrimination in schools – the benefits of a local authority approach
- 2019 Phase 2 three-year evaluation reports (2016-2019)
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Education & Young People
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Health & Social Care
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Social Movement
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Workplace
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Communications
- Three Year Phase 2 Evaluation Reports_See Me - Cross Cutting Themes
- 2019 evaluation briefing paper: Summary of the See Me Phase Two Evaluation (2016-2019)
- 2018 evaluation report: Evaluation of Process and Impact (See Me Phase 2, Year 2)
- 2017 evaluation report: Evaluation of Process and Impact (See Me Phase 2, Year 1)
- See Me Scotland
- Scottish Association for Mental Health
- The Scottish Government
- The University of Strathclyde
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- UK & Ireland Anti Stigma Alliance
- Other partners: academic / third & public sector
[i] YouGov Poll (2017) Commissioned for See Me. Retrieved from www.seemescotland.org/news-and-blogs/call-to-tackle-mental-health-stigma-in-2017-as-new-research-released