The most important part of holding a Time to Change event – big or small - is the conversation: getting people talking about mental health to help reduce stigma and discrimination.

This involves creating opportunities to involve both people with and without experience of mental health problems to interact and learn from each other. And training up your 'lived experience' volunteers is really important as it helps to prepare them for the kind of conversations they can expect to have - and also helps to get them excited about the message of Time to Change.

Below are some training videos made by Time to Change. Why not use these to help train your volunteers? You could have a group discussion after each video to talk about the issues raised and clarify that all the volunteers have understood the messages in the videos:

1 - Introduction

2 - Opening conversations

3 - Personal experience

4 - Challenging stigma

5 - Ending conversations