Banner Dark.jpg Welcome to Our Personal Experience Network. Launching 6th April 2021 , OPEN is a diverse online community of people we ask to inform what we do, through anything from quick feedback on a social media post, to fully participating in a research project. No matter who you are, your views and experience are valuable. We want to hear from you. Join Now FAQ OPEN launched in April 2021 and will continue to grow and evolve. We look forward to sharing information about its impact with you as it develops.
What next for the future of health security in the UK?24 March 2021, Dr Antonis Kousoulis
The Mental Health Foundation responds to today’s proposals for the new UK Health Security Agency
Whatever the intent, the proposal announced today for the future of Health Security in England will result in a more fragmented system. We are losing a...
Evaluation brief for Picture This
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has over a decade of peer support expertise working with the later life housing sector through facilitated peer support groups. Summary Through previous projects, including Standing Together and Creating Communities , MHF has delivered weekly groups enabling older people to improve wellbeing and build social connections, through deeper conversation about their lives, identity and passions. This evaluation brief is for the Picture This pilot project which aims to keep older people (aged 55 and over), who live in sheltered and extra care housing schemes in the...
Why Nature is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 20218 April 2021, Mark Rowland
Our Chief Executive explains why we've chosen nature as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mental Health Awareness Week template press release
Mental Health Awareness Week takes place 10-16 May 2021. The theme this year is nature . You can adapt and issue this press release to local media to promote your support of Mental Health Awareness Week. Download template press release (Word) Download template press release (PDF)
Wave 10: Late February 2021
Emotional and mental wellbeing showing signs of recovery in some areas but not for all With the Government road map announcements our research shows some positive mental health and wellbeing signs when compared across the year: Anxiety and worry due to the stress of the pandemic has declined significantly from 62% in March 2020 to 42% in late February 2021: This reduction in anxiety was also recorded amongst those with long-term physical health conditions (54% in June 2020 to 45% in Feb 2021); and those with a pre-existing mental health diagnosis (67% in June 2020 to 58% in Feb 2021) The UK...
Mental Health Foundation launches six-point action plan on race and diversity7 April 2021,
The Mental Health Foundation today launches a six-point action plan on race and diversity in the organisation, following a six-month review commissioned in the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd last year. The review, which has been accepted in full, made a total of 70 recommendations and...
Joint statement by Chair of Trustees and CEO – The Mental Health Foundation’s commitments on race and diversity7 April 2021, Aisha Sheikh-Anene Mark Rowland
Following the murder of George Floyd, people all around the world recognised afresh that fundamental change was still needed across society if we are to realise a future that was more equal and equitable.
That is why it was so disappointing that the...
Why might COVID-19 be a big issue for those of us with a lived experience of mental health problems?
Those of us with lived experience of mental health problems are, sadly, more likely to experience inequality and health challenges. We are more likely to be isolated and to have other health conditions which make us more susceptible to COVID-19 - and we often find it hard to ask for and get support, even at the best of times. So, what are some of the major concerns? Many of us have worked hard to find ways to live with distress or symptoms in ways that allows us to function at home and at work or study. The pandemic and social isolation may undermine these or make us vulnerable to crisis...