How to blog for Time to Change

Sue Baker - Director of Time to Change

Why write for us?

Personal blogs, vlogs and stories can be an incredibly powerful way to talk about mental health stigma, to reach hundreds and thousands of people and change the way we all think and act about mental health.

By sharing your story, you are part of the movement to show that mental health problems can affect anyone at any time and nobody should feel ashamed to talk about it.

What we want

  • Around 500-1000 words if you're writing a blog
  • Around two to three minutes if you're sending a vlog 
  • Talk about your personal experience of mental health problems
  • Or your experience of supporting a friend or family member living with a mental health problem
  • Share your experience of talking about mental health and the impact it had on you
  • Tell us your experience of facing or challenging mental health stigma and discrimination 
  • Talk about being involved in a Time to Change project and what it's meant to you 

What we can't publish on

  • Mental health systems and policy
  • Drugs and treatments
  • Fundraising
  • Promotion of books, films, music and poetry
  • Something that's already been published somewhere else 

Although we don't cover these topics ourselves, why not set up your own blog via WordPress or Tumblr

What happens once you've sent your blog?

  • Once you've sent your blog, we aim to get back to you within six weeks
  • We are not always able to publish every blog we receive as we're a small team, but we do read them all carefully and will get back to you about alternatives 
  • We may edit your blog for clarity or to remove triggering content, but we will always share any edits with you before we publish
  • We aim to give you at least 24 hours notice before we share your blog on our website or social media 
  • Once we've published your blog, you can choose to receive an alert when someone posts a comment
  • We moderate all the comments as they come in, but if you're ever worried about this, just email our team 

Privacy and online safety

If you are interested in blogging for Time to Change but worried about online safety – there are some great resources available to help. You can also take a look at our privacy and commenting policies

Blog submission form

This form tells us a bit about you and allows you to send your story to us. All personal details will remain confidential, we usually use your first name when we publish your post, but can always use an alternative if you'd rather. Any questions, we're here to help. 


Blog for Time to Change

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