Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Mental Health Fellowships

With one in six people in the UK experiencing a mental health problem in any given week, mental health is a growing concern in the UK and worldwide. 

From 2016 to 2019, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust ran the Mental Health Fellowships programme, funding individuals to travel abroad to learn more about how community-based solutions are being created in response to some of today’s most pressing mental health challenges.

The Mental Health Foundation was the expert partner in this programme, helping to shape its aims, select the successful candidates from hundreds of applicants and provide mentoring to the successful Churchill Fellows.

In total, 59 Fellows were chosen to investigate best practices in seventeen countries and bring back new evidence and ideas to create positive change in their profession, practice and communities in the UK.

Themed briefings

Explore our key findings from the Fellows’ body of learning surrounding certain overarching themes.
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Graphic for the summary report


Listen to Fellows discuss learnings in a series of podcasts.

List of Fellows

See the list of Fellows that took part in this mental health fellowship.

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