stereotyped attitudes

Recovering mental health in Scotland : report on narrative investigation of mental health recovery

This research draws on the experience of 64 people across Scotland to highlight factors that helped and hindered their recovery from long-term mental health problems.

Lesbianism (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at how being a lesbian has changed. Jenni Murray talks to Clare Summerskill about her new play, Gateway to Heaven which is based entirely on the memories of older lesbians and gay men. Their stories are an eye-opener on a time when lesbians and gay men were significantly more constrained, both legally and socially, than they are today.

Getting it right: assessments for black and minority ethnic carers and service users

This learning resource will provide the learner with the necessary skills and knowledge to critically examine — from point of assessment to actual service delivery — how the needs of minority ethnic carers and service users are currently being met. It therefore aims to ensure that the need to achieve equality of opportunity and access lies at the heart of individual and collective practice.

Changing childhoods?: the same as you?

This report, one of a series of supplementary reports to 'The same as you?' review of services for people with learning disabilities, focuses on improving services and supports for children and young people with learning disabilities and with autism spectrum disorder in Scotland.

Examples of HIV-related discrimination

This factsheet discusses the way that HIV-related discrimination can intrude into many contexts and many parts of the lives of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA) and people thought to be HIV positive. It argues that for PLWHA, or those assumed to be HIV-positive, no area of life is untouched by stigma and no area of life is invulnerable to discrimination.

The psychology of prejudice

From the persecution of Jewish people in 12th Century England to society's attitude towards people with HIV and AIDS in 2002, prejudice, stigma and the 'fear of the unknown' have always been with us, playing a central role in dividing people, cultures and races. This factsheet looks at what makes us prejudiced and how we can challenge it.

The mental health of the South Asian community in Britain

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is primarily for professionals and students and members of the South Asian communities in Britain. Much of the information will also be useful for mental health service users and carers.

The definition of disability

This web page by Deborah Kaplan, Director of the World Institute on Disability, discusses different ways of defining 'disability' and looks at the complex ways that persons with disabilities perceive themselves and their changing status in society. For models for defining disability are discussed in detail: the moral, medical, rehabilitation, and disability models. References and web links are given.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance newsletter December 2004

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA) promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. This newsletter provides an update on the progress of the SIAA and includes details of their 'Training for Trainers' session, information about elder abuse, Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002, some health and safety issues and details of useful organisations.