About Us

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We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity.

We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that have, for more than six decades, given us the evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier.

We use what we learn to help everyone by offering straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities.

Our advice also helps people help the people they care about too - in their families, their communities or their work. We influence policymakers and advocate for changes in services, using firm evidence and the voices of people with direct experience of the issues.

We are prepared to "speak truth to power" and to campaign on the issues that affect public mental health and wellbeing and the lives of people who have, or are close to someone with a learning disability. We aim to inspire the development of a society free from stigma and discrimination, where everyone can achieve their potential to flourish and thrive.

Governance (Image of two men and a woman having a discussion)

We share the vision of the pioneering doctors and scientists who began our organisation more than sixty years ago: a world where we all live mentally healthier lives.

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Meet our core team, headed up by Chief Executive Jenny Edwards.

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We work to break down the economic and social barriers and prejudice that people with learning disabilities face throughout their lives.

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Scotland (Image of performance at Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival)

We work on mental health issues in their Scottish context, seeking to influence policy and develop services specific to Scotland.

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Wales (Image of the MHF Wales team)

We are committed to improving mental health services and promoting mental well-being for everyone in Wales.

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Partnerships and Coalitions (Image of three people looking at a report)

We are committed to working in partnership with other leading mental health organisations, where together we can make an even bigger difference to people's lives.

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We have pioneered new ways of looking at mental health and improving the lives of people experiencing mental illness for more than 60 years.

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Find out about our current jobs vacancies, our values and what it is like to work with us.

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Mindfulness works. Research shows our Be mindful course reduces stress.