Mental Health UK

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  • GetTheInsideOutFriday 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 4Thursday 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 2018Wednesday 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 partnersTuesday 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 MondayFriday 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 AdviceMonday 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 ServiceMonday 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 workplaceThursday 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 healthThursday 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 MailFriday 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 GroupWednesday 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 tipsThursday 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 IllnessThursday 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 TaysideWednesday 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 lifelineWednesday 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 moneyWednesday 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 UKFriday 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.

  • Jonny’s storyWednesday 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

  • Alan’s storyWednesday 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.

  • Lee’s storyWednesday 21 September 2016

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

  • Austin’s storyWednesday 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

  • Philippa and Sam’s storyWednesday 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.

  • Laura and Paul’s storyThursday 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 RestaurantsWednesday 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.