1 July 2018 — 30 June 2023
The National Stigma Report Card project will examine for the first time how Australians living with complex mental illness experience stigma and discrimination across a range of areas, including housing, education, employment, health services and media representations, to help drive positive change.
More than 690,000 Australians live with complex mental illnesses, including psychotic illnesses, personality disorders, bipolar disorder, as well as severe and persistent depression and anxiety. People living with complex mental illness experience poorer health and social outcomes, driven in significant part by stigma and discrimination from the broader community.
A National Stigma Report Card will be created from a comprehensive survey of 7000 Australians living with complex mental illness about their experiences of stigma and discrimination. This is the largest survey of its kind conducted in Australia to date.
- Dr Michelle Blanchard
Director, Anne Deveson Research Centre
- Dr Chris Groot
- Dr Imogen Rehm
- Dr Cal Andrews
- Beth Hobern
- Lisa Sweeney
Head of Policy and Advocacy
- Rebecca Hyland
Government Relations and Sector Engagement Coordinator
- Rikki Morgan
Communications Officer – Research
The National Stigma Report Card will provide a baseline by which changes in stigma and discrimination can be assessed over time at a national, state and regional level.
SANE Australia has partnered with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to undertake this flagship project of the Anne Deveson Research Centre.
Opportunities to contribute
In 2019, the Anne Deveson Research Centre will be reaching out to partner organisations and the broader community to find Australians living with complex mental illness who wish to share their experiences of stigma and discrimination by filling in the National Stigma Report Card survey. Check back for details in late 2019.