Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems (including carers) who campaign to end mental health discrimination in their communities. The Champions network is an opportunity to meet like minded people and campaign together to change attitudes and behaviour.
What do Champions do?
Our team of Champions raise awareness in their local areas by speaking out about their stories and experiences. We regularly organise training and networking events for Champions across England. This gives Champions the opportunity to increase their skills and confidence whilst being involved in different aspects of our work.
“Being a Time to Change Champion means that I have learnt to own my experiences and use them to help others….since being involved with Time to Change, and with the publication of my memoir, I have felt increasingly positive.“
South West Champion, Louise
Time to Change Regional and Equalities Coordinators help support Champions through mentoring and organising opportunities to get involved with.
As a Champion, what do I have to do?
You can volunteer as much or as little time as you want. At the least Champions receive a monthly email or postal news and at the most, there are chances to gain new skills, meet other campaigners and run your own events. Read our Champions’ stories to find out more.
“It is an honour to share my experiences with others and give them a sense that they aren’t alone in this fight.”
North West Champion, Natalie
If you are you running your own creative project or event to challenge stigma, get in touch with us and we can tell other Champions about it.
All external opportunities will be clearly marked. Time to Change is not responsible for the content or running of external projects and activities.
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