Champions for Change Kingston (formerly Time to Change Kingston) is a local movement of people and organisations aiming to change the way people think and act about mental health in Kingston, reducing the stigma and discrimination that so many still face.
The champions for Change Kingston Hub is led by Champions (people with lived experience of mental health issues) who meet regularly to agree activities that will help tackle stigma and discrimination in mental health. Their work is supported by a Steering Group made up of champions, and local voluntary and statutory organisations.
The Hub was coordinated by Healthwatch Kingston until the 31st of March 2021, when Mind in Kingston took over the Time to Change Kingston coordination role. At this time, the national Time to Change campaign also came to an end, and in November 2022, we formally changed our name to Champions for Change.
Want to get involved?
The Hub’s role is to get people in Kingston to talk about mental health and change the way people act and think about mental health. This could be a chat over coffee, a talk, a music event or an open day. These different events are led by champions.
We are always looking for champions; people with lived experience of mental health who want to change behaviour and attitudes towards mental health in a more positive way. Champions will receive training and support so they can talk about mental health and help promote the Hub’s work. To find out what a champion does, click here.
Want to take a look at what Kingston Champions have been up to so far?
Browse our Kingston Champion’s Lockdown Tips
Read the Time to Change Kingston Zine
How to sign up to the CFCK Newsletter
Sign up to the Time to Change Kingston mailing list to get updates on meetings and events organised by the Hub: http://bit.ly/TTCKsignup or you can contact [email protected] for any information, questions and queries.
How to get in touch
The Champions for Change Kingston Hub is supported by our part-time Coordinator Sarah Hollebon, who is also a champion. Sarah organises the Champions’ and Steering Group meetings, helps to coordinate activities, and promotes Champions for Change Kingston across the borough.
You can contact Sarah at [email protected].
This project is funded by Public Health at the Royal Borough of Kingston.