Join SAMH, See Me and ‘Walk a Mile in someone else’s shoes’ to challenge mental health stigma. Our aim is to bring together professionals, carers and people with lived experience for a friendly conversation about mental health as they walk around Cooper Park, Elgin in pairs.
People will get the chance to see each other as they really are and not as the labels they may have.
Inspired by Chris Young’s walk around the edge of the UK, Walk a Mile is a series of events organised by See Me, Walk a Mile, and our partners to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems.
There will be no uniforms, no barriers,
everyone is on a level playing field; it’s
about breaking down stigma and
rediscovering how fabulous people are.
Who is chris?
Chris Young is an ex social worker who has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). On April 6th 2011, he began a tour of the UK with the aim to walk the entire way around our lovely island on foot, relying solely on the kindness of other people for food, water, shelter and compassion. His walk has been hugely successful in achieving his goal of encouraging open, honest conversation and reducing the stigma of mental ill health ‘one conversation at a time’.
Chris has walked thousands of miles with the belief that we can end stigma together.