Challenging Discrimination Together – Open Up anti-discrimination conference

14 June 2010
Jury’s Inn, Birmingham

9.30 Registration
5:30 Close  

Mind’s Open Up project will be holding their anti-discrimination conference, Challenging Discrimination Together, in Birmingham this June, as part of their work within Time to Change.

The conference will provide a space for people with experience of mental distress to share their ideas for challenging discrimination and think of ways to take the anti-discrimination movement forward at grassroots level.

The day will feature lots of exciting and interactive content, including workshops, displays, performance, panel discussions, plus free cake and prizes!

Delegates will have the chance to:

  • Meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about speaking out against discrimination.
  • Hear from others who have run anti-discrimination projects and learn from their experiences.
  • Pick up practical skills to help you speak out against discrimination, for example filmmaking, basic web design, and how to fundraise.
  • Find out more about the work of Open Up, Mind and the Time to Change programme.

The conference is open to anyone with direct experience of mental distress interested in challenging mental health discrimination.

For a full run through of the day’s schedule, please click here.

We may not be able to offer a place to everyone who applies – but we welcome applications from people with direct experience of mental distress from all backgrounds and communities. We are particularly interested in hearing from groups who have experienced multiple discrimination.

Please note that this conference is only open to people with direct experience of mental distress. If you would like to apply for a travel bursary, please email us at :

Fees and registration

£75 – standard rate for people being funded by their organisation.
£40 – self-funded
FREE! – unwaged (£10 refundable deposit)

Full information about booking accomodation will be provided on registration.

Register online or email, or call us on               020 8215 2366         020 8215 2366 for a registration form.

Please note:  The Terms and Conditions stated in online registration are general to Mind conferences, and do not apply to this Open Up event. For up-to-date Terms and Conditions for the conference, please visit the Open Up website.


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