We wanted to give you a sense of the diversity of people attending the event. 304 people applied to come to the event, and of those 240 people were offered places. 161 people were able to attend.
We had two aims with the audience. Firstly, we wanted to see people with lived experience in the majority at the event. The graph below shows clearly that this goal was achieved, with 85 people identifying as a person with lived experience first and foremost, and a further 119 people identifying as both a person with lived experience, and also either a carer, health professional, educator or employer. This is key to building a social movement of lived experience across the board.
The second goal was to attract people from across Scotland. We wanted to welcome people from every corner. There are very few areas of Scotland which are not represented at the event, which bodes well. We hope that this will allow people from areas with established anti-stigma activities to provide assistance to those wanting to get involved and build in their communities.