Over the next four years, we will be working with groups of local organisations and mental health champions to help change the way people think and act about mental health in their communities. It’s part of our broader strategy to embed and sustain Time to Change as a social movement in local communities.

In order to be named a Time to Change hub, local partnerships have to demonstrate their commitment to:

  • Putting people with personal experience of mental health problems at the heart of their work
  • Embedding anti-stigma and discrimination work locally, whether that be local schools, workplaces or other community settings
  • Proactively campaigning to improve people’s attitudes and behaviours towards mental health.

In 2017, we are setting up four local hubs:

Time to Change Suffolk is led by the local Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between Suffolk County Council, Healthwatch Suffolk, Suffolk User Forum, Suffolk Mind, Suffolk Family Carers and Suffolk Libraries, local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

Time to Change Leeds is led by the local Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between Leeds City Council, Space2, Leeds Mind, Touchstone and West Yorkshire Police, local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

Time to Change Cumbria is led by the local Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between Cumbria County Council, Carlisle Eden Mind, Mind in Furness, South Lakeland Mind, and the Cumbria Mental Health Provider Forum, local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

Time to Change West Sussex is led by the local Health and Wellbeing Board and is a partnership between West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council, Coastal West Sussex Mind, the Pathfinder West Sussex Alliance, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust, and the Capital Project Trust, local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

Over the next three years a further 12 hubs will be established across England to provide a focus for local campaigning work.