Every month Champions of Time to Change are guests in every podcast episode sharing their personal stories, campaigning tips, challenges and experiences as they tackle mental health related prejudice, stigma and discrimination in their communities.

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Champions in episodes talk about campaigning and share tips and suggestions. As sharing some of our our lived experience during conversations is a core component of campaigning, there may be some content that could be triggering for listeners. Support, advice and information is available.

Coming Soon!

Sadly Oz (Babe) Osborne died last August. The Champions Podcast is planning a tribute to celebrate the life and work of this inspirational Time to Change Champion.

If you worked with Oz on a Time to Change event we would love to hear from you.

Please share your story in a message or record an audio WAV file for inclusion in this special tribute. 

Episode 12: 

Tanya Mason talks about engaging Children and Young People in Time to Change, includes contributions from Chris and Steve on what Time to Change County Durham is doing across the region.

Berni, a Champion  from Time to Change Leeds, creatively uses poetry to share her lived experience of mental health problems in her campaigning. 


Episode 11: 29 May 2019

We hear from Georgia, Jack, Luke and Sammy who discuss Body Image with Nicola and Keith during Mental Health Awareness Week. They share how lived experience be used to campaign against stigma associated with this complex mental health problem. 

Episode 10: 14 May 2019

Hear from Yusuf Patel, Senior Community Leadership Officer, about what is available to Champions living or working in a Time to Change local hub area and how your hub can support you to organise your own anti-stigma and discrimination activities. 

Episode 9: 17 April 2019

Bobby Temps, a Time to Change Champion talks about Mental: The Podcast to Destigmatise Mental Health and his core involvement in Time to Change Birmingham and campaigning on Time to Talk Day. 

Episode 8: 5 February 2019

Keith recently went to the North East for a special Champions Campaign event hosted by Time to Change County Durham. He met Rosie, Nicky, Chris and Angela Slater.

Episode 7: 17 Jan 2019

Chris Kilvington comes in for a cuppa and chat with Miriam and Keith. They are keen to find out more about 'Social Marketing'; what is it; what does it do for the campaign; and how can Champions get free stuff Chris' team produces? 

Keith asks about the nationwide campaigns: Be In Your Mates CornerAsk Twice and The Stand Up Kid. Also what to look out for this Time to Talk Day on Thursday 7 February 2019.

Episode 6: 31 July 2018

A  special episode (recorded as 'live') featuring seasoned Champions Nikki, Steve, Dee Dee and Robert with Chrystalla, London Communities Equalities Coordinator who popped into the studio for a cuppa, cake and chat with Miriam and Keith.

We hear that Champions are involved in all sorts of amazing projects at the heart of the campaign. This includes the national Hubs initiative and the Champions Fund.

Episode 5: 17 July 2018

Lots of Champion activities took place during Mental Health Awareness Week in May so Keith went along to a lively event at Queen Mary’s University in East London. He met lots of Champions, some talking to the public for the first time about their own mental health problems.

Guests include: Sandeep Saib, Verity Nevitt, Mervelee Myers, Ragavi Raja, Sophie Horrocks, Nathalie Friel and Sylvie Rouhani.

Miriam does her own ‘Chatter Box’ explaining her involvement in the Champions of Time to Change Podcast.

Volunteers’ Week in June gave us a chance to say a massive THANK YOU for the fantastic contribution thousands of Champions giving their time in so many different ways.

Episode 4: 3 May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on Stress and takes place from 14 – 20 May.

Keith introduces 'Chatter Box' a play on ‘getting on your soapbox’ to look at the person behind the Champion.

Guests include seasoned campaigner Amy Rose and Henry Chapman who is considering becoming a Champion.

Lots of news including results of a survey to determine the name of the podcast, the upcoming changes to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Ford Motors Elephant in the Transit Van and looking forward to Volunteers Week in June.

Episode 3: 4 April 2018

Keith chats with Oz Osborne who is one of the brains behind the Time to Change Village and SoMe. Both of these concepts have been used by Champions to hold conversations with members of the public about mental health stigma and discrimination.

Oz (who has 'Champion' running through his core like a stick of Blackpool rock) talks about his 12th Man (Football) and Rear View Mirror (Barber Shops), two new initiatives to get conversations started with men, developed by The Outsiders.

Miriam has some news about Public Liability Insurance which is available to any Time to Change Champion organising a public facing social contact activity or event which requires cover. Conditions apply.

Episode 2: 19 March 2018

Miriam and Keith share what they got up to on Time to Talk Day 2018 in London and Southampton. They also review what Champions got up to across the UK. 

Miriam explores with Angela Etherington what it means to her to be a Champion and what her work at Time to Change involves as Communities Equalities Coordinator for the South East.

Episode 1: 17 January 2018

The podcast introduces your host presenters. Miriam explores the role of a Champion and Keith interviews Time to Change Champion and producer of Men Talk Health Podcast, Davey Shields. With Time to Talk Day coming, Miriam shares the latest news. We also hear what Champions are doing in the Brighton area by LGBT writer Craig Hanlon Smith and a new musical by Kat Lee Ryan.

The Champions Podcast is a Heavy Entertainment production for Time to Change. 

With thanks to:

David Roper, Dan Vo, Davey Shields, Damian Friel, Scott Waple, Jim Corbin, Andrew Keates, Wendy Gibson and Jay Sykes.

Our voice is stronger and louder thanks to funding from the Department of Health and Social Care, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund using national lottery funding.






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