Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people every year and no one should feel ashamed. By sharing our experiences, together we can end the stigma.

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We use online events to challenge stigma and raise awareness

Sabika, January 15, 2021

I joined Time to Change as a Champion in March so I’ve only experienced attending and running events virtually! One of the first events I attended was a poetry slam run by Champions in Birmingham Hub. This was a monthly online event and, after joining initially as a guest, I was then asked if I would host it.

We can all learn something from talking about mental health

Tom, January 14, 2021

Some of the most unexpected conversations I’ve had about mental health have been the most powerful ones. In my experience, talking to an acquaintance, or even a stranger, can have a big impact on your mindset.

One small act made a big difference to how I felt

Mark, January 12, 2021

It’s always good to sometimes sit and think back to times when someone has helped you in whatever way. This could be if you’ve broken down and someone stops for you, or you need directions as you’re in a place unfamiliar.

OCD is still very misunderstood

Laura, December 7, 2020

I have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and throughout my life, I have been subject to stigmatising attitudes and feelings of shame for having a mental health disorder. My OCD began around the age of 14 when I began to have irrational thoughts that I didn’t understand.