28 Sep

The benefits system failed Anna

“The benefit system doesn’t work for people with mental health problems.” These were Anna’s words when we spoke with her about her experience of applying for disability benefits during the coronavirus pandemic. Now she has written a blog to share this experience with you. Read Anna’s story Anna lives with depression and anxiety. When she started…

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24 Sep

Update from the Employers Team at Time to Change – 21 September 2020

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World Mental Health Day Activity Pack This World Mental Health Day, we encourage you all to consider how you can create learning opportunities for all your staff and increase their level of understanding of mental health. As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, many more of us are working remotely. This activity pack is full…

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04 Sep

YoungMinds Newsletter – September 2020

Prioritising mental health as we return to school, uni and work As schools across the UK begin to return, more and more of us go back to work, and universities prepare to reopen their doors, it’s so important that we look after our mental health to cope with these new challenges. Whatever you’re facing, you’re not…

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07 Aug

YoungMinds Newsletter – August 2020

Let’s come together for young people at a time when it’s needed most We know that the last few months have been difficult for a lot of young people. When we surveyed 2,000 young people recently, 80% agreed that the coronavirus pandemic had made their mental health worse. So although it may be hard to…

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10 Jul

Update from Time to Change – 9 July 2020

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As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing. This month we want to hear your ideas on how we can make your email…

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03 Jul

YoungMinds Newsletter – July 2020

Supporting young people as we transition out of lockdown As lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, it is only natural for there to be some anxiety about what comes next. But whether you are a young person, a parent or carer, or a teacher or professional, you are not alone. We are here for you. If you’re feeling…

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12 Jun

Update from Time to Change – 11 June 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all of us and our mental health. Below, we share Antonio and Anna’s experiences of managing their mental health during lockdown. As lockdown begins to ease, we know that coronavirus will continue to impact our mental health, and we’re looking for your stories about what this means…

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16 May

Update from Time to Change – 12 May 2020

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No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem, and that’s why we’re working to end mental health stigma and discrimination. By sharing the image below on your social media this Mental Health Awareness Week (18–24 May) you’ll help us reach even more people. And why not share this…

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05 Apr

Update from Rethink Mental Illness – 24 March 2020

We are living through extraordinary times, but it is more important than ever to remind ourselves that we will get through this together and that we can all play an active role in looking after one another and protecting our own mental health. For those of us living with mental illness, or caring someone who…

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