Time to Change Pledge

A campaign to end the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems face in England.

The University has committed to participating in the Employers Time to Change Pledge.  As part of our commitment we have developed an action plan which outlines our ambitions to raise awareness and support in relation to Mental Health wellbeing.

The Time to Change pledge is run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, with funding from the Department of Health, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. Time to Change is a social movement made up of hundreds of thousands of individuals and organisations across England, who are all doing their bit to change the way the nation thinks and acts when it comes to mental health.

Time to Change began in 2007, more than two million people have improved attitudes, and more people than ever are able to be open about their mental health problems.

University of Leicester Time to Change Pledge Action Plan

To find out more about our services for Mental Health and Wellbeing please visit the Staff Health and Wellbeing website: https://uniofleicester.sharepoint.com/sites/staff/wellbeing/SitePages/Home.aspx

To find out more, please visit the Time to Pledge Website: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

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Key Dates

University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee: 12 June 2019

Carer & Parent Network: 21st May 2019, 12:00-13:00 (location TBC)

Disability Staff Forum: 11 April 2019, 10:00-11:00 (location TBC)

BAME Staff Forum: 8 May 2019, 12:00-13:00 (location TBC)

LGBT+ Staff Forum: 8 May 2019, 13:00-14:00 (location TBC)

Women's Forum: 7 August 2019, 12:30-13:00 (location TBC)

Key Reports & Articles

University Staff and Student Equality Data 2019 Published

University receives institutional Silver Athena SWAN Award

University of Leicester Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

University of Leicester’s LGBT+ Staff Forum has been nominated one of the Highly Commended Network Groups 2018 by Stonewall

Staff Forums / Groups

Improved services through partnership with LGBT centre to support the LGBT staff and students at the University of Leicester


Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334


Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

EDI Projects Manager
Humaa Noori
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
0116 252 2747

Gender Equality Programme Lead
Dr Faye McCarthy
0116 229 7567

EDI Coordinator
Michaela Lefley
(Monday - Wednesday)
0116 252 3334

EDI Assistant

Patrick Ward                    0116 373 6420

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Leicester- Room 008, Astley Clarke Building, Central Campus, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH,