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Project Support

A little off our normal territory, but given the concern there has been over the last year or so about the links between cannabis use amongst young people and mental health problems it might be of interest to readers:

Do you have a great idea for challenging mental health discrimination in your area?Open Up is pleased to announce the launch of Project Support, a new initiative for people with experience of mental distress, as part of our work with the Moving People campaign.

We are looking for people with ideas for innovative projects, that will challenge negative attitudes about mental health where they live. It could be anything from an awareness raising drama, to a media campaign, to a local support group, If it addresses discrimination in a
positive way, we want to enable you to put your plans into action.

Our programme of project support provides

  • One-to one support from our expert team of Regional Co-ordinators
  • Training to explore discrimination issues and to further develop your ideas
  • Help with expenses of up to £5000

    We will be supporting 2 projects in each of England’s eight regions. We welcome applications from groups and individuals from all backgrounds, whether you are already carrying out
    anti-discrimination work or just starting out.

    Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested. If you wold like some A5 flyers to distribute, please call 020 7700 8171.

    If you’d like to know more, or to ask for an application pack, please call 020 7700 8171 or email open.up@mhmedia.com

    Via Sara.

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