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Using group-based interaction to change stereotypes about people with mental disorders

Gee, Alison; Khalaf, Amaly; McGarty, Craig


A large body of research has examined intervention methods designed to improve attitudes towards people with mental disorders, in particular education, contact and protest. After a short review of these interventions, this paper provides a brief introduction to a new intervention that involves group-based discussion to strengthen commitment to the aims of the mental health advocacy movement. Research to date demonstrates it produces significant and lasting positive change in attitudes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Psychologist
DOI: 10.1080/00050060701280581


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