Publications: listings

Our publications are easily accessible and available to download for free, focussing on a range of mental health topics. 

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Becoming Dad

In this guide, we’re going to focus on helping you make sense of what it can be like to be a Dad, to look after yourself and the others around you, and to do the best possible job of becoming a confident father.

Dads and football project

The Mental Health Foundation and the Fatherhood Institute produce ‘Becoming Dad’ a guide to support new Dads.

Creating Connections Impact Report 2014 - 2016

The Creating Connections programme ran between 2014 to 2016 as a programme of self-management and peer support to single parents in Wales.

The Anxious Child

A booklet for parents and carers wanting to know more about anxiety in children and young people.

Talking to your children about scary world news

 Read our publication below for tips on how to talk to your child about scary world events.

Make it Count: Guide for teachers

This guide offers suggestions for how teachers can help children do this in the classroom and across the school.

Make it Count: Guide for parents and carers

This guide is for parents and carers to help children understand, protect and sustain their mental health.

The Mental Health Experiences of Older People During the Pandemic

This guide offers an in-depth overview of a study on the effect the pandemic has had on older people, such as those living in care homes, older carers, older people going through bereavement, and those who have multi-morbidities, which is common among older people.

The Perthyn Project

This project was a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and the British Red Cross (BRC). It was a women’s only project and was funded by the ‘Tampon Tax Fund’ via the mental health charity Mind. 

Relationships in the 21st century

This guide talks about how to build healthier relationships in the 21st century from children and young people, adults, later life and communities.

Parc Prison Peer-led Self-Management Project Impact Report 2013 - 2016

This self-management programme ran between 2013 to 2016 with courses mental health for inmates of the UK prison environment for the first time, at Parc men's Prison, Bridgend in South Wales.

The Resilience Project report

The project is aimed at building greater capacity, expertise and mental health resilience for children and young people, primarily through educational settings.

Sleep Matters: The Impact Of Sleep On Health And Wellbeing

Sleeping helps to repair and restore our brains, not just our bodies. In 2020, we published a brand new research report on sleep and mental health.

How to talk to your GP about your mental health

Talking to a GP about your own mental health can be difficult, by using the tips and advice in this guide you'll be able to speak to your GP about your mental health with greater confidence.

Thriving with Nature

A guide from the Mental Health Foundation and WWF about making the most of the UK's natural spaces for our mental health and wellbeing.

Surviving or Thriving? The state of the UK's mental health

In March 2017, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, NatCen conducted a survey amongst its panel members in England, Scotland and Wales. This aimed to understand the prevalence of self-reported mental health problems, levels of positive and negative mental health in the population, and the actions people take to deal with the stressors in their lives. 

Taking Sleep Seriously: Sleep and our mental health

Sleep is a critical component of not just our physical health, but our mental health. In March 2020, the Mental Health Foundation commissioned two surveys on sleep and mental health from YouGov.

Fundamental Facts about Mental Health 2016

A comprehensive summary of mental health research, providing a unique handbook of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health.

Universal Basic Income

If we are to achieve good mental health for all, we must take bold action to alleviate poverty and increase opportunities and life chances for people affected by multiple deprivation. Download the Universal Basic Income report on Poverty. 

Tackling social inequalities to reduce mental health problems

This report describes the extent of inequalities that contribute to poor mental health in the UK today. It explains how certain circumstances interact with our individual risk and discusses communities that are facing vulnerabilities.

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