It's time to talk, it's Time to Change
Mind, along with Rethink Mental Illness, is a partner in Time to Change, England's most ambitious campaign to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems.
Stigma and discrimination ruin lives. They deny people with mental health problems the opportunity to live their lives to the full. They deny people relationships, work, education, hope and the chance to live an ordinary life that others take for granted.
This massive campaign includes local community activities including a £2.7m grants scheme for projects led by people with experience of mental health problems; a high-profile anti-stigma campaign; a media advisory service; targeted work with organisations, young people and African and Caribbean communities; and a network of grassroots activists combating discrimination.
Time to Change is shown to be having a positive impact on public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems. Since the campaign launched, there has been a 3% increase in the number of people who say they face no discrimination, an 11.5% reduction in average levels of discrimination, and a 2.4% improvement in public attitudes.
Our current campaign ‘It’s time to talk’ aims to tackle the fear and awkwardness that people feel around talking about mental health.
- Share the Time to Change TV ad with your friends
- Find out more about how to have a conversation about mental health
- Send an e-card to a friend to let them know you’re there
- Join the conversation on Facebook
- Check out our events map to see if there are any Time to Change events or activities happening near you
- Free materials – order free Time to talk posters, postcards and leaflets to get people talking near you
- Bring Time to Change to your workplace – some simple ideas to help your organisation get involved.
- Apply for a Time to Change grant to run an anti-stigma project in your area.
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