World Mental Health Day, which was on 10th October, is a day aimed at raising awareness and driving positive change around mental health.

This year, Healthwatch spoke to some of their ambassadors about the weight of stigma they have experienced in relation to their mental health and asked them to share some ways the stigma has been lifted. Healthwatch used their answers to create a short video in which their ambassadors pass the ‘Weight of Stigma’.

Beau is one of Healthwatch’s Young Mental Health Ambassadors. He shared that some of the ways he helps lift the weight of stigma is through music and sport. He said: “Ever since I’ve come out of counselling it’s been really big for me because I’ve had to deal with things by myself.”

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