Time to Change West Sussex

Time to Change West Sussex

Time to Change West Sussex

Time to Change is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. Our campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and thousands more organisations have joined us to make change happen. Our voice is stronger and louder thanks to funding by the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. 

Time to Change West Sussex is led by the local health and well-being board and is a partnership between West Sussex County Council, Chichester District Council, Coastal West Sussex Mind, the Pathfinder West Sussex Alliance, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Mental Health Trust, and the Capital Project Trust, local Time to Change champions and regional co-ordinators.

The partnership hub which is co-ordinated on a day-to-day basis by Coastal West Sussex Mind, will: 

  • promote Time to Change as an effective campaigning approach, including promotion of employers pledge to all employers 
  • be a central point for support and advice for all organisations with an interest in developing and providing anti-stigma activities by offering access to Time To Change Champions training and materials and opportunities to access Champions Fund to undertake activities 
  • record and provide better co-ordination of all anti-stigma activities already happening across West Sussex and also activities supported through TTC Hub
  • lead a simple and co-ordinated campaign across whole of West Sussex supported by media and social media around World MH Day, Time To Talk day and Mental Health Awareness week working with Champions and partners to deliver activities around these key dates. 
  • deliver a range of activities throughout the 12 month delivery period 

Anyone interested can email: 

ttcwestsussex@coastalwestsussexmind.org

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More about time to change

The attitudes of others stop people with mental health problems getting the help and support they need. Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless. We want everyone with a mental health problem to be free of fear and to have equal opportunities in all areas of life. We believe that this generation can be more open about mental health problems than any generation before.

Our aims

  • Improve public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.
  • Reduce the discrimination that people with mental health problems report in their personal relationships, their social lives and at work
  • Make sure even more people with mental health problems can take action to challenge stigma and discrimination in their communities, in workplaces, in schools and online.
  • Create a sustainable campaign that will continue long into the future.

What we do

  • Workplaces – we work with employers to help them create more open workplaces where staff are encouraged to talk and listen through our Employer Pledge. 
  • Communities – we work with communities, organisations and individual champions to make positive change happen locally. 
  • Schools – we work with young people, teachers and parents to improve knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. 
  • Social marketing – we use audience insight to create impactful advertising campaigns which change people’s attitudes and behaviours. Time To Talk Day – our annual day to get the nation talking about mental health is now in its fifth year and has got millions of people having conversations which change lives.

The impact we’ve made

  • Since Time to Change began in 2007, 3.4 million adults in England have improved attitudes towards mental health problems – that’s an improvement of 8.3% between 2008 and 2014.More than 473 organisations have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, including Marks & Spencer, BT, E:on, Lloyds Bank, Tesco, British Gas, Unilever, Royal Mail, the Bank of England, WH Smith, Pizza Hut, every Government department, universities, sports clubs, and councils.
  • We’ve worked with more than 4,300 schools, We’ve more than 7,000 Time To Change champions working in local communities, We’ve got 175,000 Twitter followers and 315,000 Facebook likes.

Find out more about Time To Change

Visit our website: www.time-to-change.org.uk

Follow us on social media: @timetochange

Councils, the NHS, community groups, charities, employers and schools in West Sussex are all coming together to change how we think and act about mental health, as part of a new initiative from Time to Change.A new hub is being created to combine the insights from the Time to Change campaign, run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, with local knowledge to support communities, workplaces and schools to take action in their area. It’s part of Time to Change’s broader strategy to embed and sustain its social movement in local communities.

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