Poor mental health affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease – every year, one in four of us in the UK is affected by a mental health problem.
Living with a mental health condition can affect many aspects of daily life, from your physical health to your home, your work and managing money. By supporting Mental Health UK, you can help us change this.
Mental Health UK works across England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland to improve the lives of people with mental illness, and to support carers. Together our four founding member organisations, Rethink Mental Illness, Support In Mind Scotland, Hafal, and MindWise have worked for over 40 years to provide services, information, and advice to support anyone affected by mental illness.
We run over 400 services and 200 volunteer support groups in communities around the UK. Over 90,000 people rely on our organisations every year to help them get through crises, live independently and realise they are not alone. Last year our health information was accessed online over 3.6 million times.
Despite the size of these figures, we know many more people need our help. Please support us and help us lead a movement to build understanding and help people to be less scared to speak up about their mental health.
This year Mental Health UK launched a two year partnership with Lloyds Banking Group. The Group have already raised enough for us to develop and launch Mental Health & Money Advice - the UK’s first advice service designed to help people understand, manage and improve their financial and mental health.
The service has now launched and will provide helpful information and advice written by experts and professionals, tools, calculators and personal stories designed to help anyone with mental health and money problems.
Find out what welfare benefits you’re entitled to, how to apply or make an appeal; tips and tools to help you manage your money and deal with debt; what mental health treatment you’re entitled to, what costs can be involved and any savings that are available to you.
Lloyds Bank and Mental Health UK have launched a new TV advertising campaign on Channel 4 to encourage more people to feel comfortable speaking about mental health and to inspire those living with a condition to speak up and #GetTheInsideOut.