health for all
Today I want to:
You and your community should be able to live life to the full. That’s why we're continuing to find ways to prevent mental health problems.
This week's highlights
Northern Ireland in numbers
Mental health problems currently cost the Northern Ireland economy £3.4 billion each year.
One in five
One in five adults in Northern Ireland has experienced a mental health problem.
One in eight
One in eight children and young persons in Northern Ireland experienced emotional problems.
Testing and evaluating the best approaches to improving mental health in communities across Northern Ireland and rolling them out as widely as possible.
Publishing studies and reports on what protects mental health as well as the causes of poor mental health in Northern Ireland and how to tackle them.
Policy and advocacy
Proposing solutions and campaigning for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health in Northern Ireland.
Mental health information and advice
People living with long-term health conditions in Northern Ireland are more likely to experience anxiety that interferes with their daily lives
90% of people who are living with long-term health conditions are experiencing anxiety that interferes with their daily lives.
Northern Ireland Assembly Manifesto 2022
We propose our political parties get behind these five asks to support better mental health for all - to reduce distress, improve wellbeing and save lives.
Support our work
Make a donation
Your donation, no matter how big or small, can help us achieve good mental health for all.
Events and fundraising
From running a marathon to showing your support with a green ribbon, holding a bake sale to sharing your personal experience of mental health, there’s something for everyone
Our Personal Experience Network
OPEN is a diverse online community of people we ask to help us in what we do, from quick feedback on social media posts to joining a research project.
Show your support by wearing a green ribbon
The green ribbon is the international symbol of mental health awareness. Wear a green ribbon to show colleagues, loved ones or simply those you walk past in the street that you care about mental health.