Time to Change
Time to Change was a social movement to change the way people think and act about mental health problems. The campaign started in 2007. Due to lack of funding Time to Change closed at the end of March 2021.
The University made a public commitment in June 2013 to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination for our staff and students by signing the Time to Change pledge. One in four people will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives - with nine out of ten experiencing discrimination as a result - this really is something that cannot be ignored. We encourage you to continue to challenge stigma and discrimination when you see it, hear it or experience it for yourselves.
Although Time to Change closed on 31 March 2021, some things will continue through their charity partners, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness - their social media accounts and a legacy website will stay in place until November 2022 and Time to Talk Day will continue.
Professor Clive Agnew (Vice-President for Teaching, Learning and Students/The Disabled Staff Network Group’s Champion) signs the Time to Change Pledge
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
After the year we’ve all experienced it’s more important than ever that we look after our mental health.
Here are details of all the best events taking place across this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16th May).
University Wellbeing Workshop: The 4Ds of Distress: Distract, Dilute, Develop and Discover
On 11 May 2021 join Dr Warren Mansell as he introduces the 4Ds approach-an intervention for managing work-related and academic stress. Click this link to obtain your ticket
A Strong Women Strong Minds - Summit taking place on 11 May 2021.
Sessions taking place across the day will empower you to improve your mental wellbeing. Tickets can be found here
Action for Happiness Team are inviting us to a special event with renowned broadcaster, author and therapist, Sian Williams as she discusses how we can find our own path to recovery following traumatic events
Getting out in nature can help reduce our stress and anxiety, improve our mood and boost feelings of wellbeing. Book your ticket to visit this glorious garden in Worsley and spend the day doing just!
Donate £5 to take part in the Lace up for May Challenge - Run, walk, cycle, or swim 5K
Invite friends or family to join you on your challenge day (any day in May that you chose). It’s all about getting out in nature and doing good :-)
Time to Talk 2021 (4 February)
We have a drop in event at the Atrium on February 6th 12pm-2pm. Come along and talk mental health over tea, coffee and cake. More details in this StaffNet article
With children and young people heading back to school and university this month, we're encouraging parents and carers to talk about mental health. Time to Change have created a brand new resource, designed to help parents and carers start conversations during challengin times.
Aby's story - For World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September), Abbie explains how important it is to talk about suicidal feelings.