This National curriculum-linked program provides students with the opportunity to listen to two Volunteer Educators telling their personal stories of recovery from mental illness. Interwoven with the personal stories are interactive exercises that allow students to experience what stigma feels like - making the connection between stigma getting in the way of seeking help for mental health problems. By the end of the program students will learn how common mental illness is, and its relationship to physical illness. They will understand more about the stigma around mental illness and why stigma exists. Students will learn how to deal with stigma; They will find out who to ask for help and where to get help; They will learn it’s never too late to get help and will learn multiple strategies for getting help and the various recovery processes involved.
Mental Illness Education ACT