Mental Health UK

working together for a healthier Britain

  • Promoting better mental health in the workplace

    A few years ago, I was struggling at work, and I wish my employer had been more equipped to help me and spot the signs that I was ill. I'd held a number of senior sales management positions throughout my career and was a high performer. But then, between 2010 and 2014 I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety.

  • Aisling: Running for better mental health

    I hate to admit it, but all the people who told me that I needed to try new coping methods and find a healthier vice were right. I don't know what came over me but one morning I just woke up, put on my trainers, looked at myself in the mirror and said goodbye to the person I was looking at.

  • Pizza Hut Restaurants take to the skies for Mental Health UK!

    On 11th July 2017, six very brave individuals from Pizza Hut Restaurants head office took part in a 30,000 ft skydive, all in aid of charity. Pizza Hut Restaurants have been proudly supporting Mental Health UK for just over a year, with a goal of raising awareness of mental health in the work place, helping to change attitudes, so that anyone feels able to ask for support if they need it.

  • Mental Health UK partners with Royal Mail

    Mental Health UK was a runner-up in the Royal Mail colleague vote, which decided their main charity partner. However, as part of Royal Mail’s ‘everyone’s a winner’ approach, Mental Health UK will be awarded a £50,000 donation towards our work.

  • Great start to our partnership with Lloyds Banking Group

    Thanks to their phenomenal engagement and enthusiasm, colleagues have already raised the first £1million towards their target. Across the UK, they have organised dressdown days, cake sales, charity balls and concerts, and taking on physical challenges to climb, run and cycle to raise funds. The partnership involves awareness-raising too: 379 colleagues grouped together to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human image of a mouth, representing how important it is to talk about mental health.

  • Wellbeing tips

    Looking after our mental health is important for all of us – whether we are living with a mental illness or not. Just like with physical health, there are things we can all do to help us look after our mental wellbeing and face the challenges life throws at us!

  • Lloyds Banking Group colleagues donate their time to help Rethink Mental Illness

    During Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May) Lloyds Banking Group colleagues volunteered at Rethink Mental Illlness service centres across the Midlands as part of their charity partnership with Mental Health UK.

  • Showcasing our award-winning support group in Tayside

    This month we are focusing on the work of our support groups across the UK. The link below showcases the work of a Carers' Support Project in Tayside, Scotland, run by Support in Mind Scotland. This group won a Mental Health and Learning Disability Award from the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland for its work in 2015.

  • It is such a comfort to not feel so alone – it has been our lifeline

    My son became ill with psychosis at uni. He was sectioned twice, and with a lot of support he is now doing well, living and working independently although psychosis has taken its toll. The last eight years have been so difficult for us all, as well as our two other children

  • 5 ways to manage your mental health and money

    Did you know that four million people across the UK have money worries due to their mental health? In this special blog to mark the launch of the new partnership with Lloyds Banking Group which will enable us to create a new UK-wide Mental Health and Money Advice Service, Chris explains how having a mental illness can at times affect the way we handle money and why the new service is so important.

  • Lloyds Banking Group joins forces with Mental Health UK

    Today, 16th January, marks the launch of an exciting new two year charity partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Mental Health UK. The partnership aims to promote awareness of the link between mental health and money problems, encourage discussion between customers and colleagues and raise at least £2million per year in offices and branches across the UK.

  • Jonny’s story

    Jonny first started hearing voices in his teens, as things came to a head he went to Waterloo Bridge to take his own life. Thanks to the kindness of someone passing by, Jonny climbed down and started campaigning for a better understanding of mental illness through the #findmike hashtag

  • Alan’s story

    When Alan first visited Support In Mind Scotland’s drop-in centre in Edinburgh, the Stafford Centre, he was suffering from depression and had been homeless for eight years. He had never made friends or had a home, so he just kept moving.

  • Lee’s story

    When Lee McCabe was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia his mum was told: “You’ll never know the Lee you once knew.”

  • Austin’s story

    At sixteen I was knocked unconscious in a fall. My mother said I was never the same from then on. I became slovenly, unwashed, and delirious, heard voices, and on top of that the Troubles heightened my fears and paranoia

  • Philippa and Sam’s story

    Sam was in his final year at Portsmouth University. That Christmas, his behaviour had changed dramatically – he had been telling everyone that he was dead, staying in bed all day, and up all night, roaming around the house and eating lots of food.

  • Laura and Paul’s story

    Laura helped her brother Paul several years ago when he was spending time in hospital because of his diagnosis of his mental illness. As a result of his illness, he was also having money problems at the time.

  • Mental Health UK partners with Pizza Hut Restaurants

    We are very proud to announce a new partnership with Pizza Hut Restaurants across the UK. Pizza Hut Restaurants and their staff will work with us as their new partner, raising funds in their 270 restaurants in England, Scotland, and Wales. We are working with our sister charities Support In Mind Scotland and Hafal (Wales) to raise funds together as a network of national charities, Mental Health UKTM.