We work to develop evidence-based mental health policies to help to create a society in which everyone can enjoy good mental health.
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. Contact us directly at [email protected] for more information.
Reports and Projects
The future of public mental health in England: an open letter to the Secretary of State17 November 2020
Take a look at our open letter to the Secretary of State, Matt Hancock and our joint statement from mental health charities and social enterprises on the future of public mental health.
Insights on mental health from around the world
A series of newly published briefing papers and podcast recordings from our partnership focusing on mental health in the community worldwide.
Tackling social inequalities to reduce mental health problems: How everyone can flourish equally, in-depth report10 July 2020
We all have mental health and we can all experience mental health problems, whatever our background or walk of life. But the risks of mental ill-health are not equally distributed.
The likelihood of our developing a mental health problem is influenced by our biology, and by...
Reform of Public Health England: what next for public mental health?
Here we take you through the Foundation's thoughts on what the reform of Public Health England means for the future of public mental health.
“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.
Open Letter to Government calling for a “historic” commitment to mental health in England’s new public health strategy18 November 2020
Eighteen leading Mental Health Charities and Social Enterprises write to Secretary of State for Health.
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...
Responding to Dr Luke Evans' Digitally Altered Body Images Bill15 September 2020
The Mental Health Foundation responds to Dr Luke Evans' Digitally Altered Body Images Bill.