Coastal West Sussex Mind is leading the way in challenging stigma about mental health in our communities. As a key partner in Time to Change West Sussex, we are part of the growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.
The West Sussex hub is one of the first four in the country and is led by the local health and well-being board. It's a partnership between West Sussex County Council, Coastal West Sussex Mind, Chichester District Council, the Pathfinder West Sussex Alliance, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust, the Capital Project Trust and local Time to Change champions.The national campaign, which is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, aims to create a sustainable social movement that will last long into the future.
Here in West Sussex, our hub is co-ordinated by Coastal West Sussex Mind. We'll be holding various Time to Change events and activities, including a special employers' conference around World Mental Health Day in October. You can check out upcoming events below.
As an employer, you can sign the Employer Pledge, demonstrating your commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace and making sure that employees who are facing these problems feel supported.
Find out more here or email email@example.com.
Could you be a Champion? Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems who want to change attitudes and behaviour.
Champions can arrange and run local events and activities that tackle stigma and discrimination or provide opportunities for 'social contact'. Social contact means conversations between someone who has lived experience of mental health issues and others who may not. The sort of event is up to you and could be as simple as a coffee morning or a stall raising awareness about mental health at a fete, to a concert.
The Champions Fund is a pot of money, and you can apply for small amounts that you might need to put on your event.
Find out more about Time to Change Champions here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free social contact training in Crawley to encourage people to talk openly about mental health, September 5th. Click here for more details.
World Mental Health Day, October 10th 2017. Update about our events around World Mental Health Day coming here soon.
Time to Talk Day, February 1st, 2018. Update about our events around Time to Talk Day coming here soon.
Mental Health Awareness Week, May 8th-14th,2018. Update about our events in Mental Health Awareness Week coming here soon.
Visit the website: www.time-to-change.org.uk
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