Welcome to Stigma Alert, a part of our Dignity First campaign dedicated to challenging stigma and negative stereotypes surrounding money and debt discussions.

Together, we can make a difference by identifying instances of stigmatising language and promoting more empathetic and inclusive narratives.

About Stigma Alert 

Stigma Alert is a community-driven initiative aimed at monitoring media reports and creditor communication and raising awareness about the harmful effects of stigmatising language and negative stereotypes.

By actively engaging with media content and reporting instances of stigma, we can advocate for more respectful and compassionate discourse surrounding financial issues.

How It Works 

  1. Monitor Media Reports: Keep an eye on news articles, opinion pieces, social media posts, and other forms of media that discuss debt, money, and poverty.
  2. Identify Stigma: Look out for language or portrayals that perpetuate negative stereotypes or contribute to stigma surrounding financial challenges.
  3. Report to Us: Use the reporting form below to submit details of the media report, including the publication, date, headline, and specific examples of stigmatising language or stereotypes. Additionally, if you encounter instances where creditors or service providers have used negative language, please report these as well.
  4. Raise Awareness: Encourage others to join the movement against stigma by participating in Stigma Alert.

Report Stigma 

Help us track instances of stigmatising language and negative stereotypes in media reports, as well as negative language used by creditors and service providers, by clicking the link below. Your contributions are vital in our efforts to challenge stigma and promote empathy in financial discourse.

Reporting Form


Explore helpful resources and guides on challenging stigma and promoting empathy in discussions about money and debt.

Together, we champion respect and dignity for all.