On the 20th of March, the 1st session of the "Works on the Top Floor" project took place, inserted in the context of the Psychology Community Service (PCS), at Carlos Amarante Secondary School.
This project's main objective is to detect and combat stigma and discrimination in the context of psychological health, and is structured into four 90-minute challenges.
In this first session, facilitated by the PCS Coordinator, Professor Anabela Rodrigues, and by the students Sara Sousa and Samanta Ferrari, from the 2nd year of the Degree in Psychology, it consisted of making known the project and the respective team; to make participants aware of the existence/presence (or not) of stigma in the context of mental health pathologies; and in promoting knowledge about the main problems, causes and consequences thereof.
The next challenges are already scheduled and will be: “Use your superpowers and make a difference”, “Take a step forward (for inclusion)” and “Don't leave anyone alone”.
Psychology Community Service
The Psychology Community Service brings together volunteer students from Psychology and Communication Sciences with the aim of contributing to a more inclusive community that respects diversity.
In this sense, it works, on the one hand, to prevent people with a mental pathology from accepting their illness and not postponing treatment, so that they do not live in such intense suffering; on the other hand, they cooperate to reduce discrimination against people and groups seeking support.