Picture of the Young Champions for 2017-18

Are you aged between 16-25 with personal experience of mental health problems?

  • Do you want volunteer as part of England’s largest social movement to ensure that this generation can be more open about mental health problems than any before?
  • Do want to use your experiences to speak out to make sure no young person is made to feel isolated and ashamed because of their mental health problem?
  • Do you want to attend training, be part of local campaign groups and meet passionate, like-minded young people?

If so, you should apply to be a Time to Change Young Champion!

"Being a Young Champion has been an amazing experience, it's given me the confidence and tools to challenge mental health stigma. The opportunity to share my story in schools and at events has been incredible." 

Mary, member of #teamyoungchampions 2016 cohort

We especially encourage applicants from groups which are less represented in mental health campaigns, such as people who identify as LGBTQ+, people from BAME communities, people who are severely affected by mental health problems, young men, people from faith groups, disabled people, and young people from less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds. We want everybody with a mental health problem to be able to live a life free of fear.

Please note there are a limited number of spaces so we may not be able to accept all applications.

Read more about Time to Change, the Young Champion role and commitment

If you don’t feel that being a Young Champion is for you at the moment, there are so many other ways to get involved. Please follow our social media channels, be part of our Young People’s Virtual panel and check out our Young Leaders campaign page for tips and ideas.


Apply to be a Young Champion