Thank you for choosing to support the Mental Health Foundation
We know that two thirds of us will experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes. We also know that just 13% of us are living with high levels of positive mental health. This isn't good enough.
We are dedicated to good mental health for all. Thank you for playing your part in helping us find and address the sources of mental health problems.
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all.
Our mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive.
Thank you for joining us
We all have mental health and there are steps we can all take to understand and protect it. The Foundation raises awareness so that people can better manage their mental health and help prevent problems occurring. We also support people vulnerable to mental health problems because of their life experience and circumstances, to overcome stigma, discrimination and lack of understanding.
People just like Jess who, with the support of people just like you, now has her life back.
When Jess had her first child, she found the stigma attached to being a young mother particularly upsetting and stressful:
"When contemporaries hear that you have children, they immediately assign judgment. Often, they will believe that I have 'wasted my life' and assume I am uneducated or that having children must have been an ugly mistake."
That's when innovative programmes like the Mental Health Foundation's Young Mums Together make all the difference.
Jess had a two year old and a five-week-old baby when she first came along to a Young Mums Together peer support group. In weekly sessions, she had the chance to try out different activities to aid relaxation, such as mindfulness and breathing techniques; to learn how to recognise the signs of stress and practice coping strategies; and to share her experiences with other young mums.
"Without a moment's hesitation, I can say that this programme surpassed my expectations. Now I don't just accept my status as a young mum but actually enjoy it. It's the difference between surviving and thriving."
People like Jess can only get the help they need because of supporters just like you. Thank you.