Time to Change Greater ManchesterTameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are the official Greater Manchester Time to Change Organic Hub.

 

You can learn more about the national Time to Change campaign at their website.

 

Let's end mental health discrimination.

 

A staggering 90% people with mental health problems experience some form of stigma, whether from friends and family, at work, in education or during treatment.  This is a particular issue that employers can’t afford to ignore because 1 in 4 British workers are affected by mental health conditions every year. Mental ill-health is the leading cause of sickness absence in the UK, costing an average of £1,035 per employee per year.

 

Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind are a part of this group of enlightened organisations and have made our pledge. In order to honour this pledge, we have created an action plan that has been approved by Time to Change. With this plan, we shall demonstrate our commitment to the below principles seen below.

Employer Pledge

Our vision is to enable everyone in our community to achieve better mental health, including our staff and volunteers.  We aim to support our staff and volunteers through:

  • Providing organisational Time to Change support, workshops and regular mental health awareness and anti-stigma events.

  • Promoting the 5 ways to well-being throughout the organisation and encouraging personal resilience building;

  • Regular supervision focusing on both operational and wellbeing needs;

  • Structured personal development and training programmes for all staff and volunteers;

  • Our employee assistance programme.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness week this May, we'll be holding an event in Oldham, taking place on the 17th May at 11:30am till 1:30pm. We'll be running an art competition for the day, so get your creative caps on!

Below you can find our posters for the event and below those you'll find our Terms & Conditions for the event.

Public Art Competition

Mental Health Awareness Week Oldham Poster Mental Health Awareness Week Art Competition Poster

Terms & Conditions

Deadline Friday 11/05/18 midday – no exceptions

- Prize is meal for 2 at Topaz Café, AUL to be collected from TOG Mind 216-218 Katherine Street, AUL, Lancs, OL6 7AS.

- Entries to be submitted by post or hand to TOG Mind 216-218 Katherine Street, AUL, Lancs.  OL6 7AS clearly marked for the attention of Kelly Smith (Art Competition) with name and contact details of person submitting.  

- Kelly Smith will email all who have entered to confirm receipt of entry (or confirm by letter if no email address is available).

- TOG Mind do not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged entries.

- Entries only to be submitted on size A3, 4 or 5 paper/card.

- Theme is mental health and wellbeing.

- All entries will be judged at the Time to Change event held at Positive Steps in Oldham on 17/05/18 11.30-1.30pm.  

- The event is open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

- Kelly Smith will announce the winner of the competition at the Time to Change event and the winner’s name will be published on TOG Mind Facebook/Twitter pages and website. 

- Entries will be judged by key delegates at the Time to Change event.

- Only one entry will win a prize.

- Photos of entries will be posted to social media pages following the event.

- Any entries whom wish to remain anonymous and/or not have their entry or name published to TOG Mind’s website or social media pages must ensure this information is relayed to Kelly Smith at the time of entry submission.


Children and Young People Art Competition

TTC MHAW CYP Art Competition TTC MHAW CYP Art Competition

Terms & Conditions

Deadline Friday 11/05/18 midday – no exceptions

- Prize is a milkshake and cake at Topaz Cafe, voucher to be collected from TOG Mind 216-218 Katherine Street, AUL, Lancs, OL6 7AS. For any young person under the age of 13, please collect your prize with a responsible adult.

- Entries to be submitted by post or hand to TOG Mind 216-218 Katherine Street, AUL, Lancs. OL6 7AS clearly marked for the attention of Kelly Smith (Art Competition) with name and contact details of person submitting.  

- Kelly Smith will email all who have entered to confirm receipt of entry (or confirm by letter if no email address is available).

- TOG Mind do not accept responsibility for any lost or damaged entries.

- Entries only to be submitted on size A3, 4 or 5 paper/card.

- Theme is mental health and wellbeing.

- All entries will be judged at the Time to Change event held at Positive Steps in Oldham on 17/05/18 11:30-1:30pm.

- The event is open to the public and attendance is encouraged.

- Kelly Smith will announce the winner of the competition at the Time to Change event and the winner’s name will be published on TOG Mind Facebook/Twitter pages and website. 

- Entries will be judged by key delegates at the Time to Change event.

- Only one entry will win a prize.

- Photos of entries will be posted to social media pages following the event.

- Any entries whom wish to remain anonymous and/or not have their entry or name published to TOG Mind’s website or social media pages must ensure this information is relayed to Kelly Smith at the time of entry submission.

Time to Talk Day 2018 - Poetry Winners

For Time to Talk Day 2018 we held a poetry competition and encourage everybody to get involved!

 

We received some really amazing poems for it and below you can read some of the winners (You can click on the images to view a larger version of the poem).


The winning poem is entitled "Colour Me in Kindness" and was written by Francis Wynn.

Colour Me in Kindness


Next we received a small series of lovely poems from Chris Nielson.

Believe in YouSilencing FearFull Moon HealingDeconstruct YourselfHomeless Empathy


We also received "Opening Up" which was sent by Debbie Glover.

Opening Up


We have an unnamed poem sent by Asma Khatun.

Unnamed


And finally, "Room 110" which we received from Zoe Howarth-Lowe.

Room 110

We would like to thank each and every person who submitted a poem to us for Time to Talk Day. You really helped make the day a great success!

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