A PROGRAMME aiming to end the stigma around mental health is looking for “community champions” in Clydebank to stop unfair discrimination.

See Me put the call out after a survey found 35 per cent of Scots have experienced stigma or discrimination because of their mental health or know someone close to them who has.

The community champions work in areas such as reducing suicide or supporting those experiencing PTSD through holding walks, working with libraries or using the arts to help others.

See Me said they are looking for residents with personal experience of mental health conditions to start up new projects.

Toni Groundwater, See Me’s social movement manager, said: “We need to end the unfair discrimination around mental health, so people feel confident enough to speak about how they are feeling and can ask for help if they need it.

"To be able to do this we need people who are passionate about seeing change, leading in the areas they understand and know best. Right now we need people from areas in and around Glasgow, like Dunbartonshire.”

“Whatever motivates you, we can help and support you to use that, to take action against mental health stigma, which can change lives.”

Champions receive three, one-and-a-half day training sessions in Glasgow, held over a two-month period, starting from April 30. The deadline for applications is March 23.

Visit seemescotland.org.