Our vision had always been an inclusive society where people’s lives were not impacted by mental health stigma and discrimination. And we successfully achieved a great deal towards this goal at societal, institutional, community and individual levels. From when Time to Change launched in 2007 until it closed, 5.4 million people had improved attitudes towards those of us living with mental health problems. Not only that, research showed people’s willingness to live, work and continue a relationship with someone experiencing a mental health problem had increased by 11.6% - a remarkable behaviour change. We also saw a reduction in discrimination reported by people with living with mental health problems.
There is still more to be done
Although Time to Change is closing on 31 March 2021, we know there’s still so much more that needs to be done to end mental health stigma and discrimination. We encourage you to continue to challenge stigma and discrimination when you see it, hear it or experience it for yourselves. On this website, you’ll find a range of useful resources which will help you to take action.
There are lots of ways that you can continue to campaign around important mental health issues with our charity partners, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Find out how to get involved with our partners.
We want to thank the generosity of Time to Change’s funders – Comic Relief, the National Lottery Community fund and the Department of Health and Social Care, and the hard work of the thousands of champions, workplaces, schools and individuals that have joined the social movement to change the dial on the narrative of mental health. Time to Change would like to extend its thanks to each and every person who has joined the fight against mental health stigma over almost 15 years.