IMHN and Time to Change


Time to Change (TTC) are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. Their work takes place throughout the UK, and ranges from awareness initiatives to employer training.

A recent initiative was TTC’s launch of ‘hubs’; hubs work with local people who have personal experience of mental health (‘Champions’), and combine the insights from the national campaign with local knowledge to support communities, workplaces and schools to work towards ending mental health stigma and discrimination.

One of IMHN’s branches, the Bristol Independent Mental Health Network (BIMHN), is a member of a partnership that operates the Time to Change Bristol Hub. The Bristol Hub is made up of Bristol City Council, Wellbeans Initiative CIC, Rethink Bristol, and BIMHN; with support from partners across the city – including employers, unions, universities, police and the NHS.

IHMN is proud to support the work that BIMHN carry out within the Bristol Hub. There are many ways to get involved in the work of the hub – if you need more information, you can email the hub directly.

How is the Bristol Hub run?

Time to Change’s Bristol Hub is run by people with lived experience of mental health issues alongside organisations committed to challenging mental health stigma and discrimination that form the Bristol Anti Stigma Alliance (BASA).

The hub has a steering group made up of a wider partnership, with a Time to Change Champions group and hub co-ordinators group ensuring the work of the hub has lived experience of mental health leadership at its heart.

September 26, 2018 at 6:40 pm