Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: Mental Health Fellowships
28 July 2020
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 practice in 17 countries and bring back new evidence and ideas to create positive change in their profession, practice and communities in the UK.
Here we present the key findings on the overarching themes of: trauma and adversity, creativity and innovation and more.