For #IAMWHOLE 2017, YMCA undertook research into the harmful language and negative stereotypes faced by young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Tackling the negative language and harmful stereotypes that surround mental health difficulties is not an exercise in so-called ‘political correctness’, nor is it about merely appeasing those who are ‘overly sensitive’.

Instead, it is about creating a society in which it is no longer considered brave to speak out when experiencing mental health difficulties.

It is about creating a society in which mental health difficulties are normalised, but also respected, and young people with symptoms are given the help they need, when they need it.

Click here to download the full research report.