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Local Action Groups
Austria / Austrias nationwide effort
has begun, with separate sub-committees established in the east, west,
south, and central regions to ensure local-specific activities.
Canada / Alberta, Canadathe first site
where the WPA anti-stigma programme was pilot testedhas completed
an 18-month run of the programme. A number of positive results from the
effort have been achieved.
China / Steps are being undertaken in China
to determine the potential for programme development, starting in Beijing.
Egypt / A Local Action Group in Ismailia has
been formed and is developing a programme outline. Anti-stigma efforts
already enacted have focused on identifying key areas of perceived stigma
Germany / Germany is currently coordinating
a nationwide anti-stigma effort with programme centres in Kiel, Leipzig,
München, and Düsseldorf.
Greece / The countrywide WPA programme in
Greece will build upon the work already begun at the University Mental
Health Research Institute.
India / India is currently developing its
anti-stigma programme. The effort will focus on providing support for
the families of those living with schizophrenia.
Italy / Brescia has been the starting point
for Italys nationwide network of anti-stigma activities. The Local
Action Group stationed there will help coordinate the effort throughout
Spain / Spain has completed the pre-testing
phase of its programme in Madrid, and is proceeding with targeted anti-stigma
interventions and informational campaign to the media.