Time To Change In Chippenham

Press Release

28th June 2013

Time to Change in Chippenham

Mental Health and welfare organisations are coming together to hold an event in Chippenham next week, giving members of the public the opportunity to find out the facts about mental health and dispel some myths!

Organised by Wiltshire Information & Advice Service in partnership with Alabaré Include, the “Time to Change” event is being held on Thursday 11th July, from 10am to 2pm, at The Neeld Hall.

“Time to Change” is England’s biggest anti-stigma programme (led by charities Mind and Rethink). Thursday’s event in Chippenham is one of hundreds taking place across the country, each aimed at giving people the chance to talk about mental health and welfare issues, and stamping out some of the fear and awkwardness experienced around these topics.

Mike Hibberd from Wiltshire Information & Advice Service said: “Our Time to Change event gives the opportunity for people to come along and chat about the mental health and welfare issues concerning them. Just talking to someone who has personal experience of mental health problems can help to break down stigma and discrimination.”

Sue Baker, Director of Time to Change, said: “We know that face-to-face contact with someone who has experienced a mental health problem, who can talk openly and confidently about it, is key to transforming our understanding and attitudes, and at Time to Change we want to start conversations all over the country.”

A wide range of health and wellbeing organisations will be taking part in this event on the 11th July, and so visitors will be able to get help and advice on a wide range of issues.

This event is free and open to the general public. For more information, please contact the Alabaré Include team on 01380 738602.