Running awareness events
It doesn’t matter whether your plans are big or small – if you’re ready to get started, follow our simple five step plan...
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Getting senior management on board to support your Time to Change Wales activity is a great place to start. It also sends out a strong message to staff organisation-wide that managers are committed to reducing stigma and discrimination within the workplace and the wider population.
Support from other employees will help your activities gain momentum and bring Time to Change Wales to life in your organisation. We know that talking about mental health is one of the best ways to tackle discrimination, so what better place to start than in your own workplace?
Activities are taking place across Wales. Joining forces with other organisations and existing local events means you can share ideas, resources and networks and engage even more people.
Be aware that people may not want to attend an event that’s branded as a ‘mental health event’. So try being present with the Time to Change Wales message at different types of events like local festivals and fairs, where you may reach people who would not necessarily have come to a mental health event.
Before deciding on the type of activity you will do, ask yourself the following questions:
Don’t forget to include people with personal experience of mental illness in your activity – bringing people together with and without personal experience is a great way to break down stigma and discrimination. Find out how you can create social contact opportunities at your events.
First of all – get inspired by finding out what organisations have done.
Then: Decide on your activity
Evaluating your activity allows you to show the impact of your activity to everyone involved in the project – and to potential funders of other activities.
It also allows you to learn from what worked and, more importantly, what didn’t for future activities.
To conduct an effective evaluation you will need to be aware of your project’s desired outcomes and there are many ways to measure your success.
Share your evaluation with us – it will help us build up a body of evidence about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to breaking down stigma and ending discrimination.
Attend a local event or help us challenge stigma in local communities and organisations by running your own.Find out more
Champions are people who have experience of mental health problems who lead the campaign.Find out more
Demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to challenging stigma by signing our organisational pledge.Find out more