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TIME TO TALK DAY 2019
Time To Talk Day is an annual national event, that aims to promote talking about mental health. Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health; talking about mental health problems and sharing real life stories helps to change the way we all think and act about mental health problems.
This year, it takes place on Thursday 7th February. In Bristol, there are lots of events going on. For more information, take a look at our recent news article!
What is the Bristol Time to Change hub?
Time to Change are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. Time to Change Bristol Hub is a partnership of local organisations and people who are committed to ending mental health stigma and discrimination.
Time to Change Bristol is made up of the city council, Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN), Wellbeans Initiative CIC and Rethink Bristol; with support from partners across the city – including employers, unions, universities, police and the NHS.
How is the Bristol hub run?
The Time to Change Bristol hub is run by people with lived experience of mental health issues alongside organisations committed to challenging mental health stigma and discrimination that form the Bristol Anti Stigma Alliance (BASA), and is hosted as part of Thrive Bristol.
The hub has a steering group made up of a wider partnership, with a Time to Change Champions group and hub co-ordinators group ensuring the work of the hub has lived experience of mental health leadership at its heart.
When did the hub launch?
Back in February 2018, the national Time to Change campaign announced the launch of four new local hubs, of which Bristol was one.
Cllr Asher Craig, Cabinet Member for Public Health, Bristol City Council said:
“One of our key ambitions is for Bristol to become a city where everyone feels safe speaking out about mental health issues and where we can secure the support we need when we need it. Becoming a Time to Change hub will be instrumental in the work to bring our city together to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination as part of our new ‘Thrive Bristol’ programme. We are leading this with Bristol’s Anti Stigma Alliance with the help of our local universities, employers and unions alongside our partners in the voluntary sector, NHS and police. By working together as a city and using the expertise and support offered by the national Time to Change campaign we be believe we can make great progress towards Bristol becoming a city free from stigma and discrimination around mental health.”
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Find out more about the latest training dates and upcoming events in the area
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Want to run an event in support of Time to Change? Find some useful resources here
Find out more about the recent Employers’ Pledge event, held in Bristol last month, helping employers create an open and honest culture
The Time to Change Bristol Champions Fund is a pot of money to assist local residents with initiatives designed to break down stigma around mental health.