Quality statement 15: Combating stigma

Quality statement

People using mental health services feel less stigmatised in the community and NHS, including within mental health services.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to ensure that a strategy is developed with other local organisations to combat stigma in the community and NHS that is associated with mental health problems and using mental health services.

Outcome: Evidence from experience surveys and feedback that service users feel less stigmatised in the community and NHS, including within mental health services.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure strategies are in place to work with other local organisations to combat the stigma in the community and NHS that is associated with mental health problems and using mental health services.

Mental health and social care professionals ensure they work to combat the stigma in the community and NHS that is associated with mental health problems and using mental health services.

Commissioners ensure they commission services that work with other local organisations to combat the stigma in the community and NHS that is associated with mental health problems and using mental health services

People using mental health services feel less stigmatised in the community and NHS, including within mental health services.

Source guidance

'Service user experience in adult mental health' (NICE clinical guidance 136) recommendations 1.1.7 and 1.1.9.

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Outcome: Local data collection.