Mental Health UK

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  • Mental Health UK partners with This Can Happen conference Friday 20 July 2018

    Mental Health UK is proud to announce its role as charity partner of This Can Happen, a new conference for companies founded by Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn, which will take place in November 2018.

  • One in six people with money problems have had suicidal thoughts Friday 06 July 2018

    New research by Mental Health UK has found that one in six people who have experienced money problems (16%) have experienced suicidal thoughts because of this.

  • Our joint awareness campaign with Lloyds Bank returns to our screens Monday 02 July 2018

    Following the phenomenal success of our #GetTheInsideOut advertising campaign with Lloyds Bank in February, we are very excited to see the ad back on our tv screens again this summer.

  • Making mental health part of the everyday conversation at Virgin Trains Friday 18 May 2018

    In 2015, we partnered with the Mental Health Foundation as part of this culture change with an aim of “lifting the lid on mental health” and reducing mental health stigma to create an open and honest working environment. We increased our Health and Wellbeing events and offered a robust support network for employees, promoting our Employee Assistance Programme and offering access to fast track healthcare support.

  • eve Sleep buddies up with Mental Health UK Wednesday 16 May 2018

    For this year's Mental Health Awareness Week (Monday 14 - Sunday 20 May 2018), eve Sleep is donating £5 for every mattress sold to Mental Health UK. In addition, for the month of May, each time you recommend eve to a friend and they go on to buy an eve mattress – even if you’re not an existing customer yourself – eve will donate £50 to Mental Health UK. Your friend will then also receive a free set of eve’s linen bedding.

  • Mental health in the newsroom: how Mental Health Champions have changed the conversation at ITN Friday 18 May 2018

    ITN has been involved in mental health awareness for two years now and in that relatively short period of time they believe they have achieved a great deal. With support from the very top, from ITN's CEO and CFO, they managed to secure a budget to implement a number of initiatives. ITN wrote their mental health wellbeing strategy and launched it in the Mental Health Awareness Week in 2016 with a number of events. For the third year running ITN continue to reinvent what they can offer to their staff during that week to raise awareness.

  • How Royal Mail is implementing a five year healthy minds strategy to support its employees Thursday 17 May 2018

    In October 2017 Royal Mail launched a five-year mental health strategy 'Because Healthy Minds Matter' which further strengthens our support for the mental health of Royal Mail employees. The strategy has four aims – increase the awareness of mental health conditions, decrease the stigma, signpost to tools and support and to ensure Royal Mail staff know where to go in a crisis.

  • Changing the culture: how Ability@Page has enabled PageGroup to take a lead in the recruitment sector Wednesday 16 May 2018

    Creating a positive working culture sounds easy doesn't it? Have some nice furniture, good breakout areas, free tea and coffee, lots of natural light and plenty of colleagues to interact with. Simple. If only it was that goes a lot deeper than that. A positive work culture is really about creating an inclusive one. Everyone is different and should be celebrated for that fact. People need to be allowed to be themselves, their true authentic self for them to be/perform at their best.

  • How Johnson & Johnson aim to create the world’s healthiest workforce Tuesday 15 May 2018

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J) aspire to change the trajectory of health for humanity and as the world’s largest diversified healthcare company, they are committed to helping people live healthier and happier lives. This includes J&J employees, and their ambition is to have the healthiest workforce in the world by 2020. J&J are really proud to be named Britain’s Healthiest Workforce and Britain’s Healthiest Company 2015, in a joint initiative between Vitality Health, Mercer and the Sunday Telegraph and J&J were runner up last year.

  • How to look after your mental health when you start a new job Monday 14 May 2018

    Kenza Dairi, Corporate Partnerships Executive at Mental Health UK, talks about completing a Wellbeing plan within the first week of joining Mental Health UK.

  • Mental Health UK partners with QueryClick Tuesday 20 March 2018

    Today, Tuesday 20th March, we are pleased to announce our partnership with the independent digital marketing consultancy QueryClick. The consultancy has launched a 12-month fundraising campaign to raise funds for Mental Health UK taking place from March 2018 to March 2019.

  • GetTheInsideOut - Thank you Monday 05 March 2018

    Thank you to everyone who has taken part so far in our #GetTheInsideOut advertising campaign with Lloyds Bank which is currently being shown on Channel 4 and in cinemas. We are thrilled that so many people have supported the campaign in addition to the involvement of Professor Green, Victoria Pendleton, Jeremy Paxman, Alex Brooker, Rachel Riley, Alastair Campbell, and Gizzi Erskine in the advert itself.

  • GetTheInsideOut Friday 02 February 2018

    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.

  • Lloyds Bank in partnership with Mental Health UK launches mental health awareness campaign on Channel 4 Thursday 01 February 2018

    Lloyds Bank and Mental Health UK are launching 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. The campaign goes live on Time to Talk Day on 1 February 2018.

  • Time to Talk Day is 1st February 2018 Wednesday 31 January 2018

    Time to Talk Day 2018, we want to spread the word that wherever you are, any place can be the right space to talk about mental health.

  • Royal Mail launches new film with its charity partners Tuesday 16 January 2018

    Royal Mail launches a new film “Everyday People” as part of its programme of work to increase awareness and break down stigma related to mental health in the workplace and UK communities, with the help of a Boxing Poet Laureate.

  • Let's make January 15th a Bright Blue Monday Friday 05 January 2018

    15 January is commonly referred to as Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year. We think this is absurd. We want to rethink Blue Monday, because any day of the year can be a challenge for people living with mental illness.

  • Mental Health UK launches Mental Health & Money Advice Monday 27 November 2017

    A brand-new service offering clear, practical advice and support. Find out more about the service and get help now.

  • Our new Mental Health and Money Advice Service Monday 27 November 2017

    Four million people in the UK currently experience mental health and money problems. A further four million are at risk of developing mental illness because of their financial situations. At Mental Health UK, we recognise that this is wrong, and we’re launching a new service to help take some of the pressure of those in need.

  • Promoting better mental health in the workplace Thursday 26 October 2017

    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 Thursday 24 August 2017

    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! Monday 31 July 2017

    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 Friday 16 June 2017

    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 Wednesday 14 June 2017

    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 Thursday 18 May 2017

    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 Thursday 18 May 2017

    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 Wednesday 08 March 2017

    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 Wednesday 08 March 2017

    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 Wednesday 18 January 2017

    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 Friday 13 January 2017

    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.

  • Philippa and Sam’s story Wednesday 21 September 2016

    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.

  • Austin’s story Wednesday 21 September 2016

    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

  • Lee’s story Wednesday 21 September 2016

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

  • Alan’s story Wednesday 21 September 2016

    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.

  • Jonny’s story Wednesday 21 September 2016

    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

  • Laura and Paul’s story Thursday 01 September 2016

    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 Wednesday 31 August 2016

    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.