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Time to Change

Time to Change Leicester aims to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in our city.

Time to Change Leicester Hub 2019-2020

We have been awarded £25,000 of funding from the national charity Time to Change to help combat mental health stigma in our communities. Leicester and 13 other funded hubs across England, are aiming to make a nationwide effort to change the way we think and act about mental health problems. The hub is a partnership with the Richmond Fellowship and local Time to Change champions, and will work to combat the stigma faced by people experiencing mental health problems in communities, workplaces and schools across the city.

Information about upcoming campaigns and events will be shared here and on the Richmond Fellowship: Leicestershire Life Links website.

Time to Change Champions

If you want to be involved with the campaign you can sign up to become a Time to Change Champion. Champions are people who have lived with experience of mental health problems, who want to make a difference in their local communities and change perceptions about mental health. You can find out more about becoming a Time to Change Champion on the Time to Change website.

Community grants

As part of our commitment to get people talking about mental health, we are funding projects across communities in Leicester that start conversations about mental health and wellbeing in new and creative ways. Up to £1,500 of funding is available for these projects. You can apply for a community grant online, using the form below. To find out more, and for guidance in completing your grant application, please download the PDF at the bottom of this page.

Useful links

  • Open Mind - talk to a mental health professional who can help
  • Mind – find out more information about mental health and wellbeing
  • Samaritans – for help in a crisis, or call their 24-hour crisis hotline on 116 123
  • Richmond Fellowship support service - wellness and mental health recovery service tailored to meet your needs.

If you want more details about how mental health affects people in Leicester, take a look at our mental health and wellbeing page.