Time to Change was a national campaign but now is being funded to continue locally by Blackburn with Darwen borough council. The campaign works to end mental health stigma and discrimination. It is a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health conditions.
Talking about mental health is vital in breaking down stigma. Despite the progress made we know that many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them. That’s why we’re focusing our efforts on reaching these audiences.
There is a network of Time to Change Hubs across the country. Time to Change Hubs are local partnerships which demonstrate their commitment to:
- Putting people with personal experience of a mental health condition (Champions) at the heart of their work
- Embedding anti-stigma and discrimination work locally, whether that be local schools, workplaces or other community settings
- Proactively campaigning to improve people’s attitudes and behaviours towards mental health.
Lancashire Mind coordinate the Blackburn with Darwen Time to Change Hub, which is led by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council.
The Blackburn with Darwen Hub is currently recruiting campaigners. Campaigners use their lived experience to break down the negative barriers that exist around those of us with mental health conditions.
• Newsletter subscriber
Receive a quarterly newsletter that outlines current Time to Change work in Blackburn with Darwen including upcoming events, training opportunities and awareness dates.
• Flexible Time To Change campaigner
As well as receiving the newsletter, this level of campaigner will be offered the full TTC training (social contact & challenging stigma and discrimination), the opportunity to attend any events as a volunteer for the hub and its partners. You would also be encouraged to share Time to Change content on social media.
• Time To Change campaigner
On top of the newsletter, this level would be the most committed of the campaigner levels. You would be expected to attend the full TTC training (social contact & challenging stigma and discrimination), attend campaigner meetings that discuss updates and plan events, to volunteer at events where possible (Minimum of 1 event per year). You would also be asked to share Time to Change content on social media. You would also be offered the opportunity to contribute to the quarterly newsletter.
Promote the time to change hub and its principles in the workplace as well as receiving the quarterly newsletter. Opportunity for Time to Change training for staff in the workplace of any partner organisations. You would be invited to attend partner meetings to discuss individual workplace plans as well as mass hub events. You would also be asked to share any Time to Change content on social media as well as being offered the opportunity to contribute to the newsletter.
To find out more information, contact us using the enquiry form below