Involvement opportunities

This is a ‘live’ page – more opportunities and information will be added here as they become available.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Two training opportunities are available in October and November. These will be really helpful if you are planning an event, or would like to speak to a group of people at work or in your community in future, or even on the radio. In fact, many people who have since become very active champions started with these two training sessions. This training is for Time to Change Champions – if you aren’t one already, you can become one for free. Please click here for more information.

If you would like to attend either or both of these sessions, please click the link below each session description to go to the event registration page. Do book early to avoid disappointment!

Social Contact Training

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019

Time: 2pm – 5.30pm (there will be a break)

Venue: The New Room in John Wesley’s Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

 The aim of this workshop is to develop participants’ skills, knowledge, understanding and confidence in opening up a conversation in everyday life to improve negative attitudes surrounding mental health. After completing this training you should be able to:

  • Explain what social contact is and how to start conversations with others in everyday life
  • Explain what lived experience is
  • Challenge stereotypes and negative attitudes to mental health
  • Use different ways to end conversations and to ask for help if necessary
  • Use relevant resources on the Time To Change website
  • Establish your own personal boundaries when having conversations

To book onto this training session, please register via the Eventbrite page here.

Speaking Out Training

Date: Wednesday 20th November 2019

Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm (including breaks and a lunch break)

Venue: The New Room in John Wesley’s Chapel, 36 The Horsefair, Bristol, BS1 3JE

Aim of training course: To build the confidence and skills of Time to Change Champions to speak out to an audience about mental health, including their own experience of mental health problems, and why we need to continue to challenge stigma. At the end of the course you will:

  • Have prepared an outline of what to include about your personal experience when speaking at events about mental health and stigma
  • Have identified some strengths as a public speaker
  • Explored ways you can best prepare and protect yourself when speaking out about mental health stigma

To book onto this training session, please register via the Eventbrite page here.

The Time to Change Champions’ Fund

You can apply for the fund now! Time to Change Bristol has launched its Champions Fund – a £10,000 pot of money to help residents with personal experience challenge mental health stigma where they live. Do you have an idea for an event or initiative that would break down stigma around mental health? Apply now!

Become a Time to Change Champion

Being a champion is a flexible and voluntary commitment. You can do what you have time for, and what you’re comfortable doing. Once you’ve become a champion, you’ll have access to Time to Change’s campaign portal and free training. Interested? Click here.