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Recent protests by Bayswater residents opposing the relocation of the Halcyon Psychiatric Disability Rehabilitation and Support Service were provided some very direct feedback from Knox Leader Newspaper Editor Cathy Withiel on 08.12.09. Her editorial stated explicitly that the protestors' stigmatising attitudes and behaviour towards people with a mental illness was condemned by Leader Newspapers' and highlighted the fear that centre's clients now face from the community. 

StigmaWatch received a number of letters praising the newspaper's stand and using its community platform to express concerns of stigma against people with mental illness. After contacting Cathy, the newspaper also published StigmaWatch's letter of praise in its newspaper.

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