Anti-Stigma Leeds is bringing together our city’s mental health advocates to celebrate Time to Talk Day with this virtual coffee morning.

Time to Talk Day is an initiative from Time to Change, a social movement led by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness that aims to end mental health stigma and discrimination. It is a day to get the nation talking about mental health.

The theme for Time to Talk Day 2021 is ‘the power of small’, because a small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

In line with the theme, Anti-Stigma Leeds is coming together on 4th February to deliver this virtual coffee morning, as an opportunity for people to share their experiences of the power of small. Attendees can come along and participate, or just come and listen; it’s up to you whether to choose to use your camera and microphone.

Helen Kemp, Chief Exec of Leeds Mind, and Arfan Hanif, Operations Director of Touchstone, will lead the discussion, then will open the floor to others to share their experiences. Bring along your favourite hot drink (and maybe a biccie), and get ready to listen, relate and share your story if you want to.

Anti-Stigma Leeds was commissioned by Leeds City Council’s Public Health Team. Led by Touchstone, the initiative brings together a range of organisations and people to tackle the blight of stigma and to work across the city to challenge and – hopefully one day – eradicate stigma from our lives entirely. Current members include:

  • Time 2 Change Anti Stigma Champions and Volunteers
  • Leeds City Council
  • Touchstone
  • Yorkshire MESMAC
  • Space 2
  • Age UK Leeds
  • Voluntary Action Leeds – BAME Hub
  • Mindful Employer Leeds
  • Mindwell
  • Leeds Mind
  • The Marketplace Leeds
  • Forum Central

Online event, Thursday  4 February 2021, 10:30 – 12:00, follow the link to book a ticket –