University joins mental health wellbeing scheme

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The University of Edinburgh has become the latest educational institution in Scotland to publicly pledge its commitment to work with “see me” to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental ill-health.

“See me”, Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma of mental ill-health, works in partnership with local businesses, organisations and public bodies across Scotland to highlight the importance of positive mental health and well-being, both in the workplace and beyond.

Lorraine Waterhouse, professor of social work at Edinburgh University, publicly signed the pledge and agreed an action plan to provide mental health support and training for staff and students.

She said: “The University of Edinburgh is pleased to become a signatory to the ‘see me’ pledge. We are publishing our action plan to raise awareness about mental health issues.”