The Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading mental health research and development charity. Since 1949 we have been working tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by mental health problems.
Our mission is to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
We work to help people survive a crisis, to go on living their lives. We help people recover and get their lives back. And we help them change their lives to prevent mental health problems in the future.
Did you know:
- 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in any one year
- 1 in 6 of us are affected by depression at some point in our lifetime
- Suicide remains the most common cause of death in men under the age of 35
- 1 in 5 children have a mental health problem in any one year, and about half of all mental health problems are rooted in childhood
- 1 in 20 people have some form of dementia
- 1 in 15 young people self harms
- 40% of people with learning disabilities experience mental health problems.
Why we are unique:
- We work on both mental illness and learning disabilities
- We focus on the prevention of mental illness and keeping mentally healthy
- We train and employ researchers who have had experience of mental illness
- We cover a broad range of mental health problems, unlike other UK Mental health charities.
- 83% of our funding is voluntary income, allowing us to take an independent approach to difficult issues.
To find out more information about our work and how we spend the money you raise please visit our website at www.mentalhealth.org.uk