Welcome to Time To Change Worcestershire

Time to Change Worcestershire Logo let's end mental health discrimination

Time to Change was a social movement to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. The national campaign, led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, started in 2007 and closed at the end of March 2021, it was a fantastic success Click here to find out what the campaign achieved but there is still more to be done to change attitudes and behaviour. 

Many people with mental health problems still report that the impact of stigma and discrimination is as bad or worse than the symptoms themselves.  

Stigma and discrimination prevent people from seeking help. It isolates people, excluding them from day-to-day activities and making it hard to build new relationships or sustain current ones. It can stop people getting or keeping jobs. 

Experiencing a mental health problem is hard enough, without having to deal with the shame and isolation that often comes with it.  

Time To Change Worcestershire is a dynamic partnership of local organisations and people who remain committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination in our county. The partnership includes: 

Worcestershire Health and Wellbeing Board, Worcestershire County Council, Community First, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, the University of Worcester, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, and local Champions. Click here to find out more about our local champions 

We are also thrilled to be a partner of Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wellbeing and Recovery College.  Our Champions proudly support the co-production and delivery of a range of short training sessions aimed at ending stigma and negative attitudes and behaviours towards mental health Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wellbeing and Recovery College  

Time to Change Worcestershire aims to: 

  • Improve public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems. 
  • Reduce the amount of discrimination that people with mental health problems report in their personal relationships, their social lives and at work. 
  • Make sure even more people with mental health problems can take action to challenge stigma and discrimination in their communities, in workplaces, in schools, colleges and online. 

We do this by: 

  • Empowering Champions, including people with lived experience of mental health problems, to challenge stigma and encourage conversation Click here to find out more 
  • Encouraging local people who are passionate about helping to change we all think and act about mental health to get involved as Time to Change Worcestershire Champions  Click here to find out more  
  • Encouraging local organisations to “sign the pledge” , publicly showing their support in ending mental health discrimination in Worcestershire Click here to find out more 
  • Sharing resources that employers and employees can use to stimulate conversation and discussion in the workplace Click here to find out more 
  • Having a strong presence on social media: please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn using the links below 
  • Speaking at, attending and hosting events 
  • Providing anti stigma training Click here to find out more 

To contact us please email: timetochangeworcestershire@comfirst.org.uk 

or call 01684 312730   

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