We work to develop evidence-based mental health policies to help to create a society in which everyone can enjoy good mental health.
You can read our Mental Health in the Covid-19 pandemic: recommendations for prevention paper here.
We advocate for a preventative approach to mental health problems, so our policy development takes a cross-government approach, targeting the root causes of mental ill-health. Our Policy and Public Affairs team works closely with our Research and Programmes teams, taking forward what we learn from these areas.
Reports and Projects
Mental Health Foundation: General Election manifesto 201913 November 2019
Our manifesto presents five actions the next UK government can take to work towards better mental health for all..
Towards equality for mental health: developing a cross-government approach14 August 2019
This report from the Mental Health Policy Group (of which MHF is a member) considers in more detail the steps that must be taken if the ambition of ‘parity of esteem’ for mental health is to be achieved in England.
Engaging with complexity: Providing effective trauma-informed care for women25 April 2019
Engaging with complexity offers public services a brief guide to the principles of trauma informed care and how to put it into practice.
“I feel frightened of the angry world outside my door” – the impact of Brexit anxiety
Dr Antonis Kousoulis on the link between Brexit and mental health.
Mental health is an open goal for the next Prime Minister
While our country is more divided than ever, progress on mental health represents an issue that could unite us behind a common cause. Mark Rowland discusses how we want the next Prime Minister to approach this.
Comprehensive spending review24 September 2020
The Mental Health Foundation has joined with other mental health charities to set out the sector’s priorities for the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review. The paper calls for the treasury to boost investment in mental health services – both in the NHS and in the community – to deliver parity...
The Mental Health Foundation responds to Prevention Green Paper consultation17 October 2019
The Mental Health Foundation response to the Prevention Green Paper consultation.
Farmers’ health and wellbeing needs to be at the centre of Brexit response – new report26 September 2019
More needs to be done to protect against the potential detrimental impact of Brexit on the health and wellbeing of farming communities in Wales.