Call To End Mental Health Stigma In Your Community

A leading mental health campaign is asking people to come up with initiatives to help rid their local communities in Wales of the stigma surrounding mental health.

Time to Change Wales is asking people to come forward with ideas to challenge people's negative perceptions of mental illness as part of its Social Leadership Community Projects Scheme.

If you’ve got an idea, project or initiative to tackle your local mental health issues then the campaign may be able to help make it happen the scheme's grants which will be used to fund 5 projects over 3 years across the country.

Suggested proposals range from hosting events challenging the way people currently think about mental illness, activities bringing people with and without mental health problems together or projects which get people to talk about mental health.

The organisation's English campaign has recently launched its own TV and online campaign along these lines called "Start Your Conversation" which you can read all about on our last blog post - Mental Health Campaign Asks UK to 'Start A Conversation'.

The closing dates for applications for the Social Leadership Community Projects Scheme is 18th February 2013 and for further information please visit the following page on the organisation's website - What is the Social Leadership Community Projects Scheme?

Time to Change Wales is led by Mind Cymru, Gofal and Hafal and is a campaign aimed at ending mental health stigma and discrimination within Wales.