Who are Time to Change Islington?
We are a social movement aiming to change the way people think and act about mental health in Islington.
Partners in Time to Change Islington are:
- Islington Council (host)
- Manor Gardens Welfare Trust (coordinator)
- IBUG – Islington Borough User Group
- HNG Stress Project
- The Peel Institute
- London Met Police
- Stuart Low Trust
- Eagle Recovery Project
- Cllr Janet Burgess MBE
How does Time to Change Islington work?
We launched Islington’s Hub during Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2019, in one week reaching over 400 people in person, and a further 5,000+ people through online channels. Since then we’ve delivered training on Challenging Stigma and Discrimination as well as Social Contact (using informal conversations to reduce stigma and discrimination).
Through our action plan we aim to deliver events and campaigns throughout the year, including Mental Health Awareness Week, World Mental Health Day, and Time to Talk Day, informed and led by the ideas and energy of our partners and Champions.
We are particularly keen as a partnership to prioritise reducing stigma and discrimination with the following groups: men, BAMER communities, LGBT community, people with learning disabilities, and young people. To do this, we are linking with a number of groups and projects and working collaboratively with people with lived experience of mental health problems. For example, we will be working with the Power and Control Group to develop Easy Read information and accessible training.
How can I get involved?
- You can sign up with Time to Change as a Champion, and contact us at TTCIslington@Islington.gov.uk to join our local Champions Network. We welcome your ideas and energy for developing and delivering Champions led activities in Islington, to help change the conversation about mental health.
- If you are an employer interested in reducing stigma and discrimination in the workplace please get in touch with us at TTCIslington@Islington.gov.uk.
General enquiries: TTCIslington@islington.gov.uk