Disability Advisory and Support Service

Time to change

Time to Change is England's biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination. In signing the Time to Change pledge we have committed to help raise awareness and to tackle the stigma around mental health for our staff and students.


  • A Mental Health Practitioner has been appointed to the Counselling Service
  • Over 240 members of staff have received training in supporting staff and students with mental health problems
  • A Time to Change organisational health check has taken place Joint staff and student awareness raising events have taken place
  • We’ve started a conversation with personal stories and blogs
  • Staff and students have made personal pledges
  • Students' Union has signed the Time to Change Pledge

Next steps:

  • Develop specific policy and further guidance for staff
  • Develop the University’s Time to Change Action Plan 2015/16
  • Develop information and awareness raising materials for staff and students
  • Work with the Students Union and the DSN to raise awareness and host events

See our Time to Change action plan >

"Time to talk" day

Each year we join the national Time to Talk Day to talk about mental health. Usually the first Thursday of February, Time to Talk Day is a day for us to talk about mental health openly and help to remove the stigma and misconceptions associated with it.

Time to Talk Day this year fell on Thursday 4th February where we ran information and advice sessions in University Place and the Atrium, as well as fundraising towards the mental health charity Mind.

Find out more about Time to talk >

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