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Centre for Mental Health

Centre for Mental Health is an independent charity. We take the lead in challenging injustices in policies, systems and society, so that everyone can have better mental health. By building research evidence to create fairer mental health policy, we are pursuing equality, social justice and good mental health for all.

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Member since August 2021

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Get involved with Centre for Mental Health at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Get involved with Centre for Mental Health at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023

Centre for Mental Health will partner with Wild City Studio to create a show garden for the 2023 RHS Chelsea Flower Show (23-27 May 2023), supported by Project Giving Back.

The ground-breaking ‘Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden’ is the brainchild of award-winning designers Jonathan Davies and Steve Williams of Wild City Studio. It will be an urban community garden that celebrates the relationship between authentic connections with nature and mental health. It will bring together the human and natural world to create a healing space for an urban community, using repurposed materials found in urban spaces and plants that will attract nature and provide food for people.

The garden will have a lasting legacy. It will aim to inspire people nationwide to use green spaces and create community gardens that will promote mental health and create climate resilient places for people. And after the show, Centre for Mental Health’s The Balance Garden will move to Tottenham, North London, creating a new space for the community to enjoy.

Centre for Mental Health is being supported by Project Giving Back, a philanthropic organisation that supports good causes to create RHS Chelsea Flower Show gardens that are designed to leave a lasting legacy for the charities they are inspired by.

More details about the garden and how it will help spark a new conversation about mental health, community wellbeing and climate resilience will be coming soon.

Would you like to be a part of this journey with us? There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved in, you can read about them here. Get in touch with jenny.banks@centreformentalhealth.org.uk to discuss further



Centre for Mental Health is convening a new series of events in 2023 to explore some of the key issues affecting the nation’s mental health.

The Festival of Ideas 2023 will bring people together to discuss ‘Five Giants’ that affect people’s mental health:

1. Poverty and financial wellbeing - Sign up here

2. Racism and racial justice

3. A good start in life

4. The climate crisis

5. Mental health services

The five online events will take place monthly between February and June. The first, on 21 February, will focus on the links between poverty and mental health and explore a range of solutions.

Centre for Mental Health interim chief executive Andy Bell said: “The Festival of Ideas is a chance to look longer term at the key factors that determine our mental health and what can be done to give everyone a better chance of good mental health. The Five Giants are all crucial areas of action for governments, health and care services, and civil society. We want to stimulate debate about what will make a real difference to people’s lives and create the social change that is needed to dismantle mental health inequalities.”

Information about the five events and how to get involved is available here. To join the debate on social media, use the hashtag #FestivalOfIdeasMH.