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About Waltham Forest Time To Talk Hub
Waltham Forest Time To Talk Hub (previously Time to Change) has been operating since March 2018 and supports Champions to challenge the stigma and discrimination that still exists in mental health.
Who are Champions?
These are anyone who has a lived experience of mental ill health, or someone who cares for someone mentally unwell or who feels passionate about changing the way people view those who experience mental illness. Evidence shows that one of the most powerful ways to challenge stigma and discrimination is through ‘Champions’ sharing their lived experience with others. These conversations help challenge the misconceptions and negative stereotypes around mental health. Conversations can take place anywhere but where they have proved most successful is through engaging the public in an activity, or an event or workshop. A champion can contribute as much or as little, time as they wish.
With further funding available from Public Health at the London Borough of Waltham Forest, the aim is to build on current success and continue delivering the campaign for the next 12 months through online and face-to-face activities where possible.
“Motherly Love has made me feel less alone in my parenting journey. The group is so supportive and makes everyone feel welcome. Some weeks I don’t feel like talking about what’s going on for me and having the company of other people going through similar things is invaluable. It also helps build my confidence when I hear other people going through challenges I know I’ve overcome and being able to support others. The facilitators are amazing and are great at making everyone feel included. I always feel cared for and valued in a way I don’t when talking to some professionals. I am really grateful to be part of the group.”
Motherly Love group member
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