Mental health problems cost UK economy at least GBP 118 billion a year - new research2 March 2022,
Mental Health Foundation and London School of Economics and Political Science joint report examines the scale of costs Mental Health Foundation calls for government commitment to cost-effective prevention of poor mental health Mental health problems cost the UK economy at least £117.9 billion...
Standing Together Cymru: supporting the mental health and wellbeing of older people through maintaining community connections1 March 2022,
Our evaluation of the Standing Together Cymru project, the culmination of three years of work that adapted to meet the challenge of the pandemic, has been released today (Tuesday 1 March) to mark a very special day in Wales, St David’s Day. Established with the aims of reducing the loneliness and...
Call for students in Scotland to share views on mental health support at college23 February 2022,
The Mental Health Foundation Scotland is calling on college students living in Scotland to share their experiences to help improve mental health and wellbeing support at colleges across the country. Thriving Learners is the largest ever study of student mental health in Scotland. It is hoped at...
New programme launches in Greenwich to support young mothers mental health14 January 2022,
A new programme is launching in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to help young mothers build their self-confidence as parents and reduce the risks to their mental health. Young Mums Together groups are being run in Greenwich by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and Greenwich based charity MumsAid who have provided specialist perinatal support services to new Mums in the area for over a decade.
Older people’s mental health under threat as pandemic continues, charities warn9 December 2021,
The mental health of many of the UK’s 12.5 million older adults could deteriorate in the coming months as high infection levels and the Omicron variant leave some fearful and isolated at home, two charities are warning. In research published today, the Mental Health Foundation and Independent Age say the pandemic has already damaged the emotional and physical health of some people aged over 65.
Mental Health Foundation announces 'loneliness' as theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 20221 December 2021,
Mental Health Awareness Week – Monday 9 May to Sunday 15 May 2022 The Mental Health Foundation has announced the dates and theme of next year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. The Week will run from Monday 9 May until Sunday 15 May 2022. The week will explore the experience of loneliness, its impact on our mental health and how we can all play a part in reducing loneliness in our communities.
Jingle Jam helps give young people the tools to protect their mental health1 December 2021,
Gamers and streamers will have a chance to help the mental health of the nation by taking part in the tenth Jingle Jam which is taking place from 1 – 14 December 2021. Gamers and streamers from across the world will be raising money for 14 charitable projects including the Mental Health Foundation, one of the UK’s leading mental health charities.
More than half of new dads in football study feel they have no support for their mental health17 November 2021,
The Mental Health Foundation and the Fatherhood Institute produce ‘Becoming Dad’ a guide to support new dads
Nearly three quarters of university students surveyed in Scotland have low wellbeing17 November 2021,
Mental Health Foundation publishes largest ever study of student mental health and wellbeing in Scotland and calls for sector-wide change to support offered at universities More than 15,000 university students in Scotland participated in the study
The Chancellor’s Budget and Spending Review 202127 October 2021,
Commenting on the Chancellor’s Budget and Spending Review, Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Today’s announcements were an opportunity for the Government to 'build back better' on mental health. Instead, what we have is a patchwork of uncoordinated measures. Some...