Ambassadors

Skiffle for Change is an exciting and ambitious project designed to deliver the aims of the Time to Change campaign.

The project will take the Skiffle Express orchestra out to perform at 8 interactive Skiffle for Change events in key towns across Kent and Medway. The venues will be arranged with audiences around tables, cabaret style, with Skiffle for Change Volunteer Ambassadors sitting amongst them.

Key to the success of this project will be our Volunteer Ambassadors, all of whom will have lived experience of mental health problems (past or present). They will be recruited, trained and supported to engage the audience in personal conversations about mental health, making use of their own experience. Changes in attitudes and understanding of mental health from the audience will be measured via an evaluation form at the end of each event. Time to Change call these conversations “meaningful social contact”, and this contact has been proven to have a lasting and positive impact on people’s attitudes and behaviours in relation to mental health.

 

Click HERE to read about why one of our Ambassadors got involved in the project

 

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