The slides and videos from our Hubs networking events are available for download below.

Children and Young People

1 in 10 young people will experience a mental health problem and, sadly, 90% of those young people will experience stigma and discrimination. Stigma stops young people seeking help; it stops them living normal lives, and sometimes it makes them give up on their hopes and dreams

The presentations cover the work of the CYP team at Time to Change and the trailblazing work of the Time to Change Kingston in supporting schools to challenge stigma and discrimination.

 

Employer Pledge

The Time to Change Employer Pledge is a commitment to changing the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace. 

Over 1,200 organisations, employing over 2 million people, have now signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge and this is a practical testament to the commitment of employers to promote the mental wellbeing of their workforce.

The presentations cover the fantastic work of Time to Change County Durham, Time to Change Bristol and Time to Change Nottingham in engaging employers.

 

In this video Sharan Jones from Time to Change Nottingham talks about working with and engaging employers.

The Power of Social Marketing

We recognise the power and reach of marketing in changing the way people think and act about mental health.

In February 2017 we launched our ambitious new five year campaign, In Your Corner, to engage audiences who previously haven’t seen mental health as an issue relevant to them. We’re particularly targeting men as we’ve identified a number of barriers preventing them from opening up to the topic.

Find out about how Hubs can harness the power of social marketing in changing attitudes.

 

Challenges in running hubs and how to overcome them

Hubs face a number of challenges in the course of their work.  These challenges can impact a hub’s ability to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.  Often other hubs have been through similar challenges and their experience can help you overcome your challenges and improve your work.  This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to share your experiences on how you have overcome your challenges as well as seek solutions to your own challenges.

 

Reaching and engaging marginalized communities

We all aspire to take Time to Change’s anti-stigma messages to the widest possible audiences but often these messages do not reach certain audiences. Research has shown that BAME communities and men are cold audiences.  How can we change our approaches to reach these audiences?  How can we make our campaign messages relevant to them? This workshop will enable you to consider what you need to think about in order to reach and engage these communities.

 

Planning and organising hub events

In order to amplify the Time to Change messages in local regions across the country, public events are essential.  What are the key ingredients to running a successful hub event?  What factors do you need to take into account in planning and executing an event? This workshop will be relevant to hubs experienced in running activities and those starting out.

 

In this video Jade Gregory-Haselden from Time to Change Blackburn gives her top tips on how to run successful Hub events.

Recruiting and engaging Champions

When it comes to challenging stigma and discrimination, people with lived experience are not an add-on but a cornerstone of the work in local communities.  By sharing their unique experience, with the general public, they challenge the stereotypes that still surround people with mental health problems and contribute to all aspects of the hub’s work.

What can we do to attract Champions?  Once they are a part of the hub, how can we harness their passion and experience to further the work of hubs in local communities? How can we keep them engaged?

 

In this video Gordon Johnston from the Time to Change Leeds talks about recruiting and retaining Champions.

Sustainability

Hubs play a vital role in challenging stigma and discrimination across the country.  They amplify the voice of the national campaign locally by recruiting Champions, engaging with stakeholders, running events and widening audiences.  It is in everyone’s interest that they remain ‘sustainable’. 

What are the key factors to ensure sustainability for hubs?  What role do Champions play in this? What role does funding play in the equation? This workshop is suitable for both funded and organic hubs.

 

In this video Tom Renhard from Time to Change Bristol discusses sustainability for Hubs.