If you have any questions about being a Champion, or the resources available to support you to campaign, please email email@example.com.
If you would like to find out about free Champion training and what is happening locally please email the Community Equalities Coordinator for your region.
Your Community Equalities Coordinators work in the following 8 areas of England:
North West - Darren Bee
Yorkshire and North East - Jane Mackay
West Midlands - Emma Marks
East - Yvonne Edge
South East – Angela Etherington
South West – Aden Watkins
East Midlands – Anita Kumari
London - Lucy Bailey
One of the aspects of my role is to work alongside Champions to encourage, motivate and develop their skills and capacity to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination in their local area. This involves delivering training, attending meetings and supporting champion campaign group development. The most rewarding part of my job is when I see Champions confidence grow and I see the impact that they have on others around them. This is especially evident when I co-run training sessions alongside Champions who bring their own skills and assets alongside their own lived experience of mental health stigma and discrimination.
Emma, West Midlands Coordinator