Challenging stigma and prejudice is key to support gender equality and improve women's and girls' mental health
To inform the First Minister’s National Advisory Group on Women and Girls (NACWG), the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) in partnership with See Me and Engender hosted a Satellite Wee Circle event. The event focused on the spotlight theme for November/December 2020 of gender equality and mental health.
This report contains the feedback from the event, which explored the following NACWG spotlight theme questions:
- In Scotland, what are the biggest equality issues for women and girls in relation to mental health?
- In Scotland, what needs to change to support mental health and improve gender equality for women and girls?
- What actions should the NACWG recommend to improve gender equality for women and girls to mental health?
The report highlights a range of equalities issues that can have a negative impact on girls’ and women’s mental health and outcomes overall. It was emphasised that there should be more action focused on tackling prejudice, stigma and cultural assumptions surrounding women’s and girls’ mental health. The report makes a number of recommendations calling for changes in culture, policy and practice to improve gender equality for women and girls’ mental health.
For more information about the work of the First Minister’s National Advisory Group on Women and Girls (NACWG) visit the NACWG website (this link will take you away from our website).