We know that, the world over, stigma and discrimination still prevent many from accessing the mental health support that they need. Stigma and discrimination are also a daily reality for those living with physical health conditions like HIV/Aids and TB or with disability - and this, too, can prevent people from accessing care. This year, the Lancet Commission for Stigma and Discrimination will shine a light on this widespread barrier to achieving good mental health for all. Join Peter Hayward, Editor of The Lancet HIV, Joshua Duncan from the Lancet Commission for Stigma and Discrimination and an inspiring line-up of mental health advocates for an exploration of anti-stigma campaigns from around the world and a discussion on how the global community can unite to make progress to tackle stigma and discrimination.
Chair: Sarah Kline, CEO, United for Global Mental Health
- Charlene Sunkel, CEO Global Mental Health Peer Network and Co-Editor Lancet Commission on Stigma and Discrimination, South Africa
- Peter Hayward, Editor, The Lancet HIV, UK
- Joshua Duncan, Mental Health Coalition, Sierra Leone and Lancet Commission Stigma & Discrimination Member, Sierra Leone
- Dr Caitlin Ryan, The Family Acceptance Project, USA
- Dumsani Njobo Mamba, Mental Health Technical Officer, Africa CDC
- Prof David Gordon, President, World Federation for Medical Education, Mexico