Our work

Mental health is one of the most important foundations for a healthy and long life. We want to build a society with good mental health where everybody can thrive.

Our work involves:

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We partner with organisations to develop new and more effective ways to support and protect good mental health in communities across the UK.

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Our research takes the valuable lessons we’ve learned and shares solutions that are proven to help nurture good mental health.

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Policy and advocacy

Our advocacy works to ensure that no-one living in the UK should be deprived of the opportunity for good mental health because of who they are, the community they come from or where they live.

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Public engagement

We run national campaigns, like Mental Health Awareness Week, and working with local communities to provide everyone with evidence-backed advice and resources to support their mental health.

What prevention means and how it can help

There are lots of things that influence our mental health, such as our history and social circumstances.

While it isn’t possible to stop all mental ill-health from developing, many mental health problems can be prevented with the right approach.

Learn more about prevention and mental health

Coronavirus and mental health

Read about our ground-breaking, UK-wide research study of how the pandemic affected people’s mental health, our Covid Response Programme which delivered targeted support for the more vulnerable groups in the UK, and tips and advice that we hope will help you, your friends, and your family to look after your mental health.
Find out more
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