Our founding charities

Mental Health UK brings together the heritage and experience of four charities from across the country who’ve been supporting people with their mental health for over 50 years.

The vital funds that Mental Health UK raise from both individuals and corporate partnerships go towards our four partner charities so that they can continue to provide and grow their services, as well as our own projects.

Individually we are mental health experts in our respective nations. Together we are an even stronger team. Our way of collaborating allows more people across the UK to access support for their own mental health as well as friends, family members and carers.


Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through local groups and services, expert information and training and successful campaigning.

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Change Mental Health

Change Mental Health is a leading national mental health charity in Scotland building a future where no one needs to face mental illness alone. We deliver non-clinical, person-centred support to over 7,000 people a year who are affected by mental illness in communities across Scotland and ensure everyone has access to the support they need, when they need it and in a way which works best for them. We change society by changing attitudes, fighting stigma and influencing government.

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MindWise is a leading mental health charity in Northern Ireland. Through their 30 key services, we support the recovery of 9000 people affected by mental health issues every year, including carers, families and children. We campaign for change and fight stigma and discrimination.

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Adferiad delivers a new, flexible and coordinated response to the exceptional circumstances faced by people with co-occurring mental health and substance misuse conditions and related issues. Adferiad harnesses the talents and experience of long-established and leading Welsh charities CAIS, Hafal and WCADA. Our combined expertise in the fields of substance misuse, mental health, housing, criminal justice and employment support enables Adferiad to meet the needs of our most vulnerable with a single, unified and comprehensive approach.

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