Who are we and what do we do?

We are a group of York residents, employers, and employees coming together to share, as much or as little of, our mental health experiences through a variety of means to help end mental health stigma and discrimination in York. Our work includes projects on stigmatising language, the use of creativity (poetry, video, photography, blogs, art), radio interviews, and so much more, to change attitudes and beliefs towards people with experience of mental illness.

 

What can you do?

Like and share our social media to show your support:

 
Become a Time to Change York Community Champion

Share your experiences of mental ill-health (openly or anonymously) in any way you choose to help us to end mental health stigma and discrimination in York – our Coordinator, Emma, our steering group, and our volunteer Champions group will support you to do this.

 
Join our employers’ group

During 2021 we are focusing our efforts on ending mental health stigma and discrimination in our workplaces. We are looking for everyone (CEO’s, line managers, staff, retirees, HR professionals, health professionals, unemployed) with or without experience of mental ill-health to help us to create mentally health workplaces. Join the likes of Aviva, Benenden Health, SYSTRA, and Portakabin as we work to improve workplace wellbeing for everyone in York.

Contact us to join our network:

To find out more and to become involved with Time to Change York, please email our Project Coordinator Emma: timetochange@yorkcvs.org.uk

Emma Williams

Emma Williams

Time to Change York Coordinator

Time To Change York Blog 

I never saw it coming

I never saw it coming

Champion Lauren has written a blog about her experience of suicidal thoughts… “I never saw it coming suicide prevention blog”

Asking About Suicide

Asking About Suicide

One of our Time to Change York Champions talks about their experiences of… “Asking about Suicide Blog”

Suicide Psychosis

Suicide Psychosis

Time to Change York Champion Hazel talks about their experiences of suicide and psychosis…“Suicide Psychosis Blog”

Impact of Mental Illness

Impact of Mental Illness

Time to Change York Champion Lauren answers the question… “How does experiencing mental illness impact your life?”
Workplace Tips for Employers

Workplace Tips for Employers

Some of our Time to Change York Champions we have produced a Time to Change York Workplace Top Tips for Employers’.

Mental Illness at Work

Mental Illness at Work

Campion Lauren shares her thoughts on…“Mental Illness at Work”

Nature Connectedness

Nature Connectedness

Following our event during mental health awareness week 2021, Time to Change York Champions Maddy, Emma, and Rhys, have written this blog in partnership with Kathy, Ester, and Freya from St Nicks, to share their thoughts and useful links about… Nature Connectedness”
Living with complex PTSD

Living with complex PTSD

Champions Lauren blogs about her experience of… Living with complex PTSD

People who listen but don't hear

People who listen but don't hear

Time to Change York Champion Johny has written a blog post about “People Who Listen But Don’t Hear”

Our Time to Change York Public Events

Talk to us in York Join us on World Mental Health Day Sunday 10th October 12pm to 3pm on Parliament Street in York where we will be sharing tips for how to have everyday conversations about mental health. We’ll be giving out some freebies and so will our friends from The Retreat who are also providing us with a lovely waterproof marquee to shelter in – we look forward to chatting with you soon as we work to end mental health stigma in our city.

Online letter writing creative writing workshop 6.30pm to 8pm Monday 11th October – for more info and to register please visit “A Letter to You” – Creative Writing Workshop Tickets, Mon 11 Oct 2021 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

We are holding a FREE open mic night with York Mind on Friday 15th October 7pm – 9pm at York Theatre Royal – for more info and to register please visit Open Mic Night at York Theatre Royal Tickets, Fri, Oct 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite