What is the Time to Change pledge?

Since 2007 Time to Change has been the leading campaign to challenge mental health discrimination in England. They have been working hard to improve public attitudes towards mental health, and increase the confidence of people with mental health problems to challenge discrimination.

In this time more than 100,000 people across England have added their name to the pledgewall, showing support for those facing mental health discrimination. The Time to Change pledge is a quick and straightforward way to show your support of the campaign.

Will you take two minutes to help challenge mental health discrimination?

Each year one in four adults will be affected by mental health problems. Time to Change’s Stigma Shout survey shows that nearly nine in ten people with mental health problems were negatively affected by stigma.

If you want to help make life better for people with mental health problems, then take your first step by adding your name to the Time to Change pledgewall. More than 100,000 people have already committed to challenge mental health discrimination by signing the pledge.

Did you know that 60% of people say that stigma and discrimination are as damaging as the symptoms of their mental health problem?

The campaign is built upon the experiences of real people. More than a third of the people Time to Change surveyed say that the stigma they face has made them give up on their hopes, dreams and ambitions.

Why should you pledge?

  • Join a growing social movement who have pledged to challenge mental health discrimination
  • We’ll send you tips to help you put your pledge into action
  • It’s easy, just fill in this form

Since the campaign started in 2007 over 100,000 people have signed the pledge to say that they will help to challenge mental health discrimination. Let’s all join in and sign the pledge so that we can spread the word and continue to challenge the stigma and discrimination around mental health!

Take your pick from these five common pledges – or write your own!

I will:

  • Keep in touch and ask a friend or loved one how they are
  • Share my mental health story to help others understand mental health
  • Look out for friends and loved ones and support them when needed
  • Volunteer at a local event to raise awareness of mental health
  • Challenge mental health stigma and discrimination when I see it

Remember, 1 in 4 people will be affected by mental health problems in any year. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference, like being there for someone to talk to. You don’t need to be an expert to talk about mental health. Start your conversation today by adding your name to the pledgewall.

What are people saying about the Time to Change pledge?

Amelia says:

I have signed the Time to Change pledge to try to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination, and to encourage people to speak up if they feel alone or afraid.

I hope to increase awareness and understanding of those who have no experience of mental health issues.

Take your first step now

To add your own pledge, please click here, or to read more about Time to Change, click here.

If you would like to read more about mental health and local services, then please click here to visit our mental health page.