Our programmes are run across the UK and are at the heart of the Mental Health Foundation’s mission for good mental health for all – not just for some.

Our programmes aim to evaluate different approaches in preventing mental ill health in communities across the UK.

We put our research surrounding mental health to the test with programmes created for specific communities, with the hope to prevent the development of mental health problems for individuals across society. We achieve this by working with partners and communities to build sustainable, evidence informed programmes.

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Explore our areas of programmes run across the UK.

Amplifying Maternal Voices

The Amplifying Maternal Voices (AMV) project will spotlight the maternal mental health experiences of mothers from seldom heard communities.

KidsTime Workshops

KidsTime Workshops provide a fun and safe environment for families affected by mental ill-health to come together and learn about how to support each other.

Mums and Babies in Mind

This programme supports local leaders in four areas of England to improve quality of life for mums with mental health problems.

Single Parents

Run by single parents for single parents, this project provides a compassionate, proactive and empowering approach to being a single parent.

Young Mums Connect

This programme connects young mothers to services that promote good mental health for the whole family.

Young Mums Together

This is a programme funded by the Big Lottery to develop sustainable hubs of support for young mothers in three London boroughs.

Becoming a Man (BAM)

BAM aims to support the personal development and wellbeing of young men aged 13 to 17.

Peer Education Project (PEP)

PEP is a secondary school based, educational programme that aims to give young people the skills and knowledge they need to safeguard their mental health, and that of their peers.

Professional Learning Resource for School Staff

The Mental Health Foundation in Scotland is developing a professional learning resource on mental health and wellbeing for all school staff in Scotland.

Sports and Mental Health

We've partnered with Cardiff City Foundation as a Learning Partner to support them with their targeted mentoring programme.

Feeling Our Way

This programme provides care-experienced young people in Nottingham and Lambeth with a digital package of support to improve their coping strategies and social connectedness during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic.

Get into Summer 2021

This Edinburgh-based programme aimed to support the mental wellbeing of young people in Scotland during summer 2021, having partner with Thrive Edinburgh.

MyLife, MyFuture

This programme ran from 2014 to 2016 and worked with young people in local authority care, aged 11 to 14 and 15 to 18, in the London Borough of Sutton to improve their mental health and resilience.


We run this programme with the University of Sussex, with the aim to help student’s mental health.


U OK? is our university, college and sixth-form based project that aims to give students the skills they need to look after their mental health.

Young Leaders

The Mental Health Foundation Young Leaders are a diverse group of young people who inform the Foundation’s work with families, children and young people.

Comhar Men's Group

Partnering with Immigration Counselling and Psychotherapy (icap), we are delivering self-management courses for Irish men in mid-life.

Arts and mental health

Working with organisations in Scotland, the Wales programmes team are developing a platform for the arts and mental health in Wales, specifically exploring how the arts can be beneficial to better mental health.

Arts in Scotland

Explore our Arts events and programmes in Scotland, including our work with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF).

Refugee and asylum seekers

This year-long project will recruit and train refugee and asylum seekers to become peer leaders and lead groups themselves, stimulating conversations that use the English language and other languages to increase their emotional literacy, empathy and understanding.

Refugee Programmes in Scotland

The Scotland team have a selection of programmes and content about refugees and how to support their mental health.

Voices of Experience (VOX)

VOX is Scotland’s national mental health advocacy organisation run by and for its members.

Dementia Self-Help Project

This programme coordinated three self-help support groups for people with dementia in housing schemes across London, in partnership with Housing 21.

Picture This

This is a digital creative programme aiming to help people in later life who experience digital exclusion.

Standing Together

This programme aims to improve the emotional wellbeing of older people living in supported housing.

Resources for schools and families

Our programmes have developed a series of resources to help support mental health in children and young people, and for parents, caregivers and people working in education.
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Our COVID-19 programmes

Covid Response Programme

Our Covid Response Programme delivers targeted support for lone parents, refugees, people from Black And Minority Ethnic communities, and people with long term health conditions.

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Long Covid Peer Support

In partnership with the Education for Peers Program (EPP) run by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, our Long Covid programme aims to apply self-management techniques which are applied to long-term conditions, such as COVID-19.

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Living Well: Emotional Support Matters

As part of the Covid Response Programme in Scotland, Living Well delivers targeted support for lone parents, refugees, people from Black And Minority Ethnic communities, and people with long term health conditions.

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