Partnerships and coalitions

We are committed to working in partnership with other leading mental health organisations, professional bodies, academic institutions and funding organisations.

Together we have a stronger voice, greater influence to shape policy and transform services and are able to make an even bigger difference to people's lives.

We are a leading partner in most of the major mental health coalitions in the UK but our work and influence also extends interntationally. We work regularly with the EU, WHO Europe, the Council of Europe, Mental Health Europe, EUFAMI and national Governments.

We're committed to partnerships wherever they will maximise effectiveness and impact.

1. Mental Health Policy Group

The Mental Health Policy Group consists of six national organisations working together to improve mental health through policy advocacy, comprised of the Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Network, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2. Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition

Our work as lead partner in The Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition brings together children and young people's mental health charities to campaign with and on behalf of children and young people in relation to their mental health and wellbeing.

3. Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)

The alliance seeks the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in England.

We advise CRAE on mental health challenges to inform its annual review of the state of children's rights in England.

4. Mental Health Alliance

Working as part of the Mental Health Alliance, we monitor the impact of the Mental Health Act 1983 in England and Wales, and ensure safeguards for people subject to the Act.

5. We Need To Talk Coalition

We work with the We Need To Talk Coalition, campaigning for an expansion of talking therapy provision across England.

6. Dementia Action Alliance

We are part of the Dementia Action Alliance, a group of over 250 organisations united by the common goal of delivering the National Dementia Declaration. It is committed to securing seven key outcomes which, together, will drastically improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.

7. Human Rights Alliance

The Human Rights Alliance is a network of over 150 organisations from across the United Kingdom committed to protecting human rights and the Human Rights Act. Co-ordinated by the British Institute of Human Rights, it comprises a wide range of groups and sectors including small community organisations, user-led groups, national campaigns and international non-governmental organisations.

8. Mental Health and Smoking Partnership

Established in 2016, this partnership has been formed to drive forward action on the back of the publication of the ASH report The Stolen Years: Smoking and Mental Health Action Report.

9. Mental Health Challenge

The Mental Health Challenge was set up by Centre for Mental Health, Mental Health Foundation, Mind, Rethink Mental Illness, Royal College of Psychiatrists and YoungMinds. Local authorities have a key role in implementing the mental health strategy and improving mental health in their communities.