We work across the full interconnected spectrum of severe mental illness, public mental health, happiness and wellbeing. Our research doesn't sit on dusty bookshelves - it's out there supporting practical solutions and changing minds.
Combatting isolation in sheltered/extra care housing
We are working with a single parents’ charity to deliver self-management courses in Newport and Cardiff.
We are delivering a project to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people living with long term physical conditions.
MyLife, MyFuture is an 18-month programme for young people aged between 10-18 who are either in care or care leavers and based in the London borough of Sutton.
Mapping dementia friendly communities across Europe
We are supporting a major new inquiry into our understanding of some of the most challenging and distressing symptoms of dementia.
This project aim to improve the quality of life for carers by developing and delivering a peer support model.
The Mental Health Foundation has led a programme of work with minority communities in Scotland for almost a decade and with asylum seekers and refugees for over 5 years.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a new integrated residential service prototype model for people with complex needs, including people with forensic histories.
The Mental Health Foundation has been commissioned by St Mungo's to revisit the Homeless Mentally Ill Inititiative (HMII), launched in 1990 by the Department of Health.
This project explores how effective service users find the 2008 Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery as they understand it. Based on its findings, recommendations for mental health professionals are proposed.
We are working with parents in Sutton to help safeguard the mental health of at-risk children from birth through parenting support, advice and guidance.
We and the Scottish Mental Health Cooperative have been jointly funded under the Scottish Government Self-Directed Support Capacity Building Programme to address capacity of the mental health third sector to support self-directed support.
This is a two year project in partnership with Housing 21 that involves setting up, facilitating and evaluating three self-help, peer-support groups for people suffering from dementia.
Mental Health Helplines Partnerships (MHHP) was the umbrella body for over fifty organisations offering helpline services to those with mental health needs. We independently evaluated the effectiveness of fourteen member helplines.
Age Well was a project which set out to discover how the generation of people currently aged 55-65 can protect their mental health and wellbeing as they get older.
We investigated the practice of offering and administering direct payments for people who lack capacity.
The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) collects information about all the important, inspiring and exciting UK activities, groups and projects that involve people living with dementia, influencing services and polices that affect them.
Gardening Leave (GL) is a UK charity which aims to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of ex-service personnel using horticultural therapy in walled gardens.
A project employing and supporting five people as part-time researchers - each of them have experience of long term mental health conditions and living in a low income area or being an asylum seeker or refugee.
MAC-UK is a charity working with excluded young people who are involved in gangs, commit serious youth violence and/or exhibit antisocial behaviour. We evaluated their founding Music & Change project.
Mental health research investment is disproportionately low in relation to the relevant disease burden. We argue that in order to gain significant advancement in the understanding and treatment of mental illness, funding for research has to be increased.
We are reviewing the evidence base for promoting positive mental health in workplaces and piloting and evaluating this with employer partners.
The aim of this project is to assess the effectiveness of the self-management training programme, which was designed and delivered by service users in Wales.
This pan-European initiative aims to promote mental health in workplaces.
We are working with Family Action and a Children's Centre in East London to run a peer support group for young parents.
Dementia Choices is a project that is supporting and promoting different forms of self-directed support, including direct payments, and personal budgets in social care for people living with dementia and family carers.
The aim of this report is to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and how it is integral to our health, both physical and mental.
Right Here was a five-year young people’s mental health and wellbeing programme developed and managed by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation; it ran from 2009 to 2014.
Learning for Life is a learning on prescription programme that offered adult learning courses for people experiencing common mental health problems in Northamptonshire, which resulted in the Learning for Life report.
This project aimed to evaluate service user and carer involvement in the work of the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU), as facilitated by the National Survivor User Network (NSUN).
Young carers of parents with severe mental health problems are an overlooked and poorly served group. This project investigated the experiences and needs of young carers whose parent(s) with severe mental illness.
This project revealed barriers preventing patients with depression from accessing exercise on prescription. They include funding constraints, and that many GPs simply aren’t aware that exercise schemes are available in their area.
Listen Up is the second phase of the Mental Health Foundation's six-year inquiry looking into the factors affecting children and young people's use and experience of accessing mental health services.
This project explored the concept of recovery from the perspectives of Black and Minority Ethnic women through one-to-one interviews.
We evaluated how clinical systems in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services teams across England had been implemented.
This project involved the evaluation of a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems.
The Living Better project set up five local reference groups in Scotland to assess how existing services were addressing the mental health needs of people with long term conditions.
In 2009/10 we conducted research with NHS Health Scotland to develop a course for primary care and community staff delivering Keep Well health checks.
This project aimed to find out which outcomes service users felt were most important to measure when evaluating the success of interventions.
We worked with local authorities in three areas of Scotland to create a programme to better promote mental health and encourage recovery.
This project runs self-management courses on mental health for inmates of the UK prison environment for the first time, at Parc men’s Prison, Bridgend in South Wales.
We have been commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for work around rights, disability and dementia.
We are carrying out an extensive consultation with people living with dementia and family carers on their engagement with nature and outdoor activities.
We are providing support, involvement of people with dementia and publicity for this project, which is led by Edinburgh University.
This study evaluated the Mental Capacity Act, which came into force in 2007 to support vulnerable people to make decisions for themselves.
A national evaluation of community-based services for people with interpersonal problems.
We will set up and facilitate groups with for older people in extra care and sheltered accommodation.
We work with our partner organisation, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, to work to improve access to mental health services for people with learning disabilities.
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