Anti-stigma and awareness raising

anti-stigma and awareness about mental health

Our Open Minds project tackles stigma and discrimination

Mental health awareness and anti-stigma is at the heart of what we do in our project called Open Minds. We are collection of people with a range of experiences of mental health and recovery who work together to engage people in discussions and activities. We want to provoke thought and encourage people to develop an Open Mind about their mental health and that of others. We are seeking changes big and small. Our Open Minds project works closely with the national Time to Change campaign and Time to Change West Sussex.


Becoming an Open Minds Champion

If you are interested in joining our Open Mind’s team there are many ways you can be involved. If you are interested in raising awareness around mental health and would like to help, we have a variety of activities to suit everyone and we are always open to ideas.

Call us on 01902 277000 or fill in the volunteer application form and email it to

To find out more take a look at our volunteer champion role profile.

Come and join us to help us influence these changes.


Arranging an Open Minds anti-stigma and awareness workshop with us

Our job is to get people in our communities to talk about mental health, to be open, to explore and to see a person as a whole. Communities and talking about mental health in a non-stigmatising way is what matters. It’s a key to recovery. 


We have Open Minds Champions who share their personal testimonies. For example, we have given workshops to community groups, employers and employees, GPs, health centre receptionists, schools and colleges. This is usually a one hour workshop, tailored to the setting and organisation. 


If you would like to discuss and arrange a visit to your organisation or group then please contact Louisa Hernandez  on 01903 277000 or email

Public anti-stigma & awareness events

Here you can find a programme of all our upcoming events. These are across West Sussex and are open to the general public.

Event Listings

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"We want to end the discrimination and judgement that people experiencing mental health issues face."

Louisa Hernandez, project co-ordinator

Please support us

No one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re a charity and rely on your support to continue our work. Find out how you can donate and give someone hope.


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