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Time to Change Southampton & Portsmouth

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.

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.

Our most recent Campaign

Between the 1st-7th March 2021 it was Eating Disorder Awareness Week and our local Champions busted some myths around eating disorders which is a often misunderstood mental health problem. 

Check out the videos in the Champion Videos section here on our webpage or you can find them on our social media channels.

Find us on:

Facebook @ttcsouthamptonportsmouth
Twitter @ttcsotonpompey
Instagram @timetochangesouthcoast

Hub Closure Notice

You may have heard the sad news that the National Time to Change Campaign ends on the 31st of March 2021, our local hub will also be closing at the end of March 2021, but our videos and blogs will still be here until 2022!

Who are Champions?

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.

Champion Videos

Videos:

Part 2 - What do friends say? To honour Time to Talk Day and Black History Month in the USA we teamed up with Black History Month South to show how mental health stigma has effected the black community.
Part 1 - Stigma To honour Time to Talk Day and Black History Month in the USA we teamed up with Black History Month South to show how mental health stigma has effected the black community.
For Time to Talk Day local Champions and Veterans share how small conversations have made a big difference to them.
For Stress Awareness Week 2020 our Champions answered questions regarding mental health and work.
For World Mental Health Day 2020 we asked the public to send us any questions about living with mental health problems.

Champion Blogs

Joshua's Blog

"For a long, long time I had no idea how to be kind to myself."

Angela's Blog

"I can offer time and space for somebody to talk freely if they wish without an agenda or judgement."

Duke's Blog

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear the path”

Alex's Blog

"My friends help me survive the buffeting of the waves"

Hayley's Blog

"I wanted to share a little of my journey into discovering self-kindness in the hope that it may help others, even in the smallest of ways, to know that YOU matter, you are worthy and that you are deserving"

Anna's Blog

"I now know that talking about the struggles with my Mental Health are nothing to be scared off and I shouldn’t be ashamed or feel weak for having lived through them"

Seren's Blog

"Even in spite of a heavy workload and a ton of senior responsibilities, she always made time for me, regardless of whether it was to listen, offer practical help, or make me laugh"

Catherine's Blog

"I found that people didn’t mention how I was doing after being in hospital for my mental health, but when I hurt my leg my room and my ward room was full of flowers."

Laura's Blog

Read Laura's poem "Kindness"

David's Blog

"...she showed me it’s okay to say something if I’m not feeling okay"

Fabiola's Blog

"Positivity comes from deep within, you can’t pour from an empty cup!"

Zoe's Blog

"As I have started to share my story online, I have felt more and more accepted"

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 ttc@solentmind.org.uk.