Thursday 4th Feb 2016

Its Time to Talk day

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Throughout 2015, Time to Change Leeds in partnership with Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust will be focussing on Men’s Mental Health. Along side anti-stigma work.

Book now for the premier of Manup? film showcasing at Hyde Park Cinema, follow the link for free tickets  http://bit.ly/1Dzf2nu


We have been making a series of films about Men and MENtal Health. We are still looking for men who are willing to open up and talk to us, that could be you, please get in touch with Tricia. You can see our films here.


Man Up
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You can also follow our little mascot, Bert, over on Instagram and searching the hashtag #manupwhereisbert

If you don’t have an Instagram you can follow Bert’s adventures on his own page.

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 We want Leeds to be a city free of stigma and discrimination  against people with mental health problems… but we need your help!

We are always looking for volunteers to join our dedicated, vibrant team, interested down load our leaflet* today.

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What is Time To Change Leeds?

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The Time To Change Volunteers explain how the Leeds anti-stigma campaign works. Filmed by and content created by the volunteers.

Our Latest Leaflet

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Time To Change Leaflet 2014-15 Written and designed by the volunteers

Latest report about attitudes to Mental Health

From the National Time To Change Team. Focussing on the changes of people’s Attitudes to Mental Illness  (link opens a PDF)

 Time To Change Leeds received the National Positive Practice Stamp out Stigma award in 2013. 

People who experience emotional distress often find it difficult to talk about their feelings with family, friends and work colleagues, but we believe that talking is the perfect place to start.

What is stigma and discrimination?

Stigma (stigma) Pronunciation: /ˈstɪgmə/

noun (plural stigmas)

1. A mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person: the stigma of mental disorder

Discrimination (dis|crim¦in|ation) Pronunciation: /dɪˌskrɪmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun [mass noun]

1. the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex: victims of racial discrimination discrimination against homosexuals

2. recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another: discrimination between right and wrong

Is the campaign making a difference?

The Time to Change campaign has measured a 4% reduction in discrimination experienced since it launched in 2008, and a 2.2% improvement in public attitudes. Join the campaign to continue to the movement to reduce stigma and discrimination!