Time to Change
Time to Change aims to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems in our city.
As part of the Time to Change community grants scheme, we are distributing funds for programmes and events that help start conversations about mental health problems in Leicester’s communities.
Community grant roadshows
As part of our commitment to starting conversations about mental health, we are holding roadshows in communities across Leicester where people can pitch their ideas for mental health events in their community. The first events will be held in Eyres Monsell and Beaumont Leys, towards the end of February.
Up to £1,500 of funding is available for projects that start conversations about mental health in new and creative ways.
You can also apply for a Time to Change Leicester 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.
Children and young people's mental health
As part of our Time to Change Leicester campaign, we are working with primary and secondary schools to provide support and resources to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.
Mental health problems affect one in ten children nationally. many are too frightened to speak about their feelings. Thirty per cent of 11-15 year-olds find it difficult to talk about their feelings, 25% experience bullying, and 32% say they have no trusted adult they can confide in.
Together with teachers, parents and carers we would like to talk openly with children about their feelings and getting help. We have a variety of resources for schools, including posters and ideas for activities, that can help normalise conversations about mental health.
You can download these resources below. To place an order for free print campaign resources to display in your organisation please send us an email.
We are calling on people of all ages and from all walks of life to get involved in the campaign – local businesses, communities, organisations, healthcare professionals, universities, schools, teachers, young people and parents. To place an order for free print campaign resources to display in your organisation please send us an email.
Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. It aims to improve public attitudes towards people with mental health problems, reduce discrimination experienced by people with mental health problems, increase the confidence and ability of people with mental health problems to address discrimination and improve the social capital of people with mental health problems.
We’ve provided some links below for you to find out more information about mental health problems, how to boost your mood, and how to seek help if you or someone you know might need it.
- Reaching People - help with meeting new people.
- Open Mind - talk to someone who can help
- Help in a crisis:
- 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.