More than Words

19 October 2017

YMCAs in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland recently published research entitled More than Words as part of their #iamwhole campaign. Researchers spoke to more than 2,000 11-24 year olds and found out that even though nearly nine in ten (88%) young people who have come across stereotypes and negative words think they should be challenged, less than half (48%) have done so. The research in Ireland also included a number of focus groups where the issues surrounding the stigmas around mental health were explored. The research report is available here.