See Me Scotland are currently working with the Legal Service Agency and North Star Associates to create a new resource for improving knowledge on human rights across Scotland. This will be called Community Conversations.

Community Conversations will be a real starting point for people who wouldn’t normally speak about human rights, to learn how they impact on all our day to day lives, and how they can be used to tackle stigma and discrimination. It will be made up of two parts, the first is an instruction guide which will help people to lead the conversations. The second has information on human rights, including case studies of how human rights have been used by others.

The aim of the pack is to:

  • Educate on how mental health stigma stops people from having their rights
  • Show how human rights can be used to tackle discrimination
  • Give people chance to work out what action is needed to make sure people’s rights are adhered to

See Me are looking for people to take part in focus groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow to help shape the content and style of the resource. The focus groups will take no more than 2 hours and will have between 6 and 10 participants.

People taking part do not need to have any specific experience other than having lived experience of mental health issues. Participants will be invited to stay in touch and potentially test out the final resource before its launch. The Edinburgh steering group will take place on 14 September 2016 (2pm to 4pm), at Mental Health Foundation, 18 Walker Street, Edinburgh EH3 7LP.

If you’re interested in taking part in either of the days below please contact Laetitia Jan on 0131 243 3808 or