The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations.
This Act of Scottish Parliament is in twelve parts: protection of the public at large; victims' rights; sexual offences; prisoners; drugs courts; non-custodial punishments; children; evidential, jurisdictional and procedural matters; bribery and corruption; criminal records; local authority functions; and a miscellaneous part which includes sections on offences aggravated by religious prejudice, wildlife offences and anti-social behaviour strategies.
This resource looks at eating disorders and provides facts and information about Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. It also outlines issues relating to recovery, stigma and discrimination as well as listing some useful contacts.
This resource defines schizophrenia and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to schizophrenia and a list of useful contacts.
This resource defines Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression) and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to bipolar disorder and a list of useful contacts.
This resource defines depression and includes a list of facts, information about signs and symptoms, recovery, stigma related to depression and a list of useful contacts.
This podcast looks at the role of personal narratives in addressing stigma and discrimination using case studies from mental health.
This short report provides an overview of Choosing Health, the Government’s recent public health White Paper, from a public mental health perspective. It aims to identify both the gaps and opportunities in the White Paper and to provide a framework for addressing these.
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.
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.