Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems. We’ve already reached millions of people and begun to improve attitudes and behaviour. Click here to find out more about the National Time to Change Campaign.
Our Time to Change Hub is a partnership between people with their own lived experience of mental health problems (Champions), Southampton & Portsmouth City Councils and Solent Mind. We’re part of a network of over 40 Hubs across England and together we’re working to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Champions are at the core of everything we do as a Hub, they use their own experiences of mental health problems to change how others think and act about mental health. Being a Champion is completely flexible and voluntary and there are many things you could do or get involved in as a Champion, if you would like to know more about what Champions do click here.
Remember, it’s completely free to sign up and you can get involved as much or as little as you like!
Local Time to Change Champions share their stories, advice and perspectives on mental health and how they have been effected by or overcome stigma.
You can read their stories here!
The Champions’ Fund can help you run your own anti-stigma event! Successful applications support people with lived experience of a mental health problem to run activities and start conversations with people who may not have lived experience, which we call social contact. As long as you are a registered Champion you can apply for up to £500 to run an event in Southampton or Portsmouth!
Whilst this is currently not feasible you can still submit a social contact event idea that can happen later in the year. Alternatively you can submit an application to us with an idea for an event that can take place virtually. We’d love to hear from you and support your idea!
The Portsmouth and Southampton Time to change hub is delivered in partnership by Southampton City Council and Portsmouth City Council, co-ordinated by Solent Mind.
We are committed to the Hub being led by Champions. There are many ways that registered Champions can get involved in the direction of the Hub, including joining us at Steering Group meetings. If you’d like to find out more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.