Mental Health Champions engaged the public through social contact, drama and amazing activities to help learn about mental health and how you can challenge stigma in our communities. This was done on the 29th of June, 2019 at the West Hills Mall, Weija-Accra.
It is an anti-stigma campaign. CHAMPIONS, thus persons with lived experience of mental illness are empowered to share their lived experience to help influence people’s behavior and attitude surrounding stigma and negative stereotypes.
Mental illness is surrounded with a lot of myths and negative stereotypes. One out of four people may experience mental health problems once in their lifetime. Yet many of the people are made to feel ashamed, isolated and worthless.
The campaign is a collaboration between Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG), Time to Change Global (TTC) and Christian Blind Mission (CBM) UK.