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About Mental Health Foundation

We are the UK’s leading mental health research, policy and service improvement charity. We are committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. We help people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. We do this by: carrying out research developing practical solutions for better mental health services campaigning to reduce stigma and discrimination promoting better mental health for us all. We work across all age ranges and all aspects of mental health. We are the charity for everyone’s mental wellbeing.

The Future of Mental Health


Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive at the Mental Health Foundation: “Today marks World Mental Health Day, an initiative that started twenty years ago with the aim of raising public awareness about mental health issues and promoting discussion of mental disorders … Continue reading


How do we improve access to psychological therapies?


Simon Lawton Smith, Head of Policy at the Mental Health Foundation: “A report from the London School of Economics (LSE) published in June (1) says the NHS in England is failing millions of adults and hundreds of thousands of children … Continue reading


The Cost of Austerity


Simon Lawton-Smith, Head of Policy: “Last week I spoke on Sky News about the Austerity Britain report which surveyed 300 GPs across the UK to gauge their opinion on what impact the recession is having on their patients’ health. 77% … Continue reading


Exercise and Depression – A Cautious Approach


Dr Eva Cyhlarova, Head of Research at the Mental Health Foundation: “Last week, the British Medical Journal published results of a research trial suggesting that, contrary to NICE guidelines and current research trends, the addition of facilitated exercise doesn’t improve … Continue reading


Happy Mental Health Awareness Week!


Happy Mental Health Awareness Week! Dr Andrew McCulloch, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation: “It’s often said that it’s better to give than receive but did you know that this is actually backed up by research? While many of … Continue reading


Male depression: the importance of being honest


“There are a lot of things that go on behind your eyes, in your head” – Five minutes into ITV’s recent Tonight programme about the stigma of male depression, came this poignant admission from rugby union player Duncan Bell, a … Continue reading