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Talking is the very beginning...

September 22, 2011

Louise's experience of volunteering at a roadshowLike so many people, I have experienced mental distress first hand. But I have been so fortunate in receiving the support I needed to get back in there and smell the roses. That's why I am so keen to talk and encourage others to do the same. This is my account of doing just that by volunteering at a roadshow event...

Time to talk ... with Dad

September 6, 2011

Time to Change blogger Andrew with his daughterMy name is Andrew and I’m a very proud dad who looks after my son and daughter, who have both been diagnosed with a mental health problem.  I was really interested to see the results from the recent survey by Time to Change that found that ‘dads were the last person we talk to about a mental health problem.'

Volunteer blog: I felt as though I was really making a difference

July 22, 2011

Hi, I'm Karl and I volunteered at the Time to Change roadshow in Cambridge. My first experience volunteering for Time to Change was a great one, not only was I working with a really helpful and knowledgeable team, but I felt as though I was really making a difference.

Volunteer blog: Three hours I'll never forget

June 16, 2011

Hi everyone, my name is Jules and I was a volunteer at the Leeds Roadshow on Saturday 4th June and oh wow, what a fantastic day it was!

I was apprehensive at first, as I was unable to attend the training session due to other commitments and so didn't know anyone else there but I needn't have worried - everyone was so welcoming, both the Time to Change team and other volunteers made me feel completely at home and straight away I felt like part of a team and not an outsider.