Countries with Local Action Groups
The following materials were developed as tools to implement the WPA
Programme to Reduce the Stigma and Discrimination Because of Schizophrenia.
They are available for programme participants to customize to fit local
culture and programme needs. To download a document, click on its icon.
The Programme Documents
The information from the WPA Programme to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination
because of Schizophrenia has been divided into five volumes, available
Updated Bibliography 2006
A revised bibliography of books and journal articles on Stigma and more
specifically on the Stigma associated with mental illness is now available
here as well. The bibliography, authored by Professor Norman Sartorius
and Dr. Marion Aichenberger is one of the most comprehensive on this important
62 pages, 1,067 K, April 2006
The Training Manual of the WPA Open the Door
programme includes information on Assessing Feasability, Developing
Reasonable Goals and Objectives, Working with Community Neighborhoods
and other topics of great importance to those developing a stigma programme.
124 pages, 2,094 K, October 2005
Guidelines for Programme Implementation. Outlines a series of steps
for developing a programme to reduce stigma and discrimination because
of schizophrenia and includes an estimate of the time needed to complete
each step. While it is expected that the time required may vary from site
to site, it is recommended that sites follow the sequence as specified
and complete all steps.
42 pages, 406K, September 1998
Information about Schizophrenia Relevant to Programme Implementation.
Contains facts about schizophrenia selected on the basis of their relevance
to such programmes. In this part of the programme document, messages of
particular relevance to the reduction of stigma and discrimination are
highlighted in the margins. The information in Volume II will be updated
regularly to reflect new research findings and the experience of those
participating in the programme at different sites.
103 pages, 765K, September 1998
Compendium of Programmes Aiming to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination Because
of Schizophrenia or Mental Illness in General. Contains information on
anti-stigma programmes world-wide engaged in fighting mental illness stigma
and discrimination. This compendium collects and reviews information on
existing programmes and materials, in order to help those implementing
the WPA Programme design their own project, and decide on the media materials
to be used. The survey is ongoing and it is expected that many more programmes
will be included as information about them is received. Additions will
be published as supplements to this compendium.
175K, 39 pages
Annotated List of Materials for use in Country Programmes. This volume
is an annotated list of materials used in country anti-stigma programmes.
The materials are indexed alphabetically by title, author, audience, media,
11 pages, 223K, August 1999
created for the WPA global programme against stigma and discrimination
because of schizophrenia. Presents the slogan Open the Doors
in 10 different languages. Each translated slogan is available to download
Arabic 152 K