The Mental Health Foundation works to prevent mental health problems. Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people understand, protect, and sustain their mental health.
Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place.
To achieve our vision and mission we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems so that people and communities can thrive by preventing mental health crisis, with a particular focus on those at greatest risk.
The Foundation is also the home of Mental Health Awareness Week. Last year, it was the 6th most recognised campaign in the UK, surpassed only by Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, The Poppy Appeal, Extinction Rebellion and Marcus Rashford’s End Child Poverty campaign.
Practical things we do:
• Tell the world. We publish studies and reports on what protects mental health and the causes of poor mental health and how to tackle them.
• Find solutions. We test and evaluate the best approaches to improving mental health in communities and then roll them out as widely as possible.
• Inform and empower. We give advice to millions of people on mental health. For example, the most popular pages on our website are our top ten tips on how to look after your mental health and our mental health A to Z. We are most well-known for running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year.
• Change policy and practice. We propose solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying cause of poor mental health.