Anti-stigma talks

Our Time to Change Wales Champions deliver anti-stigma training that incorporates their first hand experiences  to community groups and organisations who want to be challenge stigma.

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The last couple of years have been difficult for many as we adapt to new ways of doing things – this is especially true in the workplace, where many of us have had to work from home or been off work altogether. In these unprecedented times it has been more important than ever to look out for one another and to support each other’s mental health. A key way of doing this is by encouraging people that it's 'okay not to be okay' and to reach out and to talk to someone.

Why not reassure your colleagues that it is okay to talk, by inviting them to hear one of our Champions deliver a virtual anti-stigma presentation? Anti-stigma presentations are a great way to highlight some of the key facts about mental health and mental illness, challenge stigma (including self-stigma) and to hear about the Champion’s personal experiences of mental illness and the challenges they have overcome.

 Our Champions can deliver talks via platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and similar, or we have some pre-recorded and audio talks available for you to share too! Talks last around 20 – 30 mins followed by an opportunity for Q&A and are completely free of charge. If you would like to book a talk, or would like further information, please contact

"Rachel spoke with such honesty, confidence, at times humour and was so open to blunt and sometimes admittedly-ignorant questions, she has genuinely changed my perception of mental illness in one life changing session" Network Rail

The information and training sessions for groups are flexible and can last between 20 – 90 minutes. Audiences will meet our Time to Change Champions, view a specially commissioned film on mental health stigma and have the opportunity to discuss issues raised by the film with those who have a lived experience of stigma and discrimination.

Inviting our Champions to your organisation provides many benefits:

  • A free training session
  • Demonstrating your commitment to challenging stigma and discrimination in the workplace
  • Making the workplace an environment where it’s ok to talk about mental health
  • Helping to create a mentally healthy workplace
  • Improving mental health and reducing stigma has been shown to increase staff morale and reduce absenteeism
  • Enhancing perception of your organisation as a caring and supportive employer.

Inviting our Champions to talk to your organisation also helps tremendously in supporting them through their recovery. They receive training and support that helps them develop new skills and boosts confidence.

"Introducing Frank to the group last week – a Champion Educator at Hafal, brought another fascinating insight into how close to home mental health issues can arise and I know he made an impression on the class" South Wales Police

How can you get involved?

Talk about Mental Health

Talk about Mental Health

1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental health in our lives, so it's important to be able to talk about it.

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You can do something right now to help end mental health stigma and discrimination in Wales! Sign the pledge, help us…

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Become a champion

Become a champion

Champions are people who have experience of mental health problems who lead the campaign.

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