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Statement of solidarity with Simone Biles

28th July 2021

Mental Health UK responds to American gymnast and four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles' decision to withdraw from the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Our partnership with Klass, Foxy Locks and Brastop

21st July 2021

To mark the end of lockdown and in recognition of the toll the pandemic has taken on people’s mental health, we’re pleased to announce our new partnership with Klass, Foxy Locks and Brastop in an exclusive campaign.

Coping with stress as lockdown eases

19th July 2021

As Covid-19 restrictions are being relaxed across the UK in varying degrees, we know it’s a time of excitement and opportunity for some people. For others, these changes can cause stress and worry, with re-adjustment being difficult for our mental health. Regardless of how you view the easing of lockdown, we’re still living through a period of high stress and uncertainty, so building or maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.

Becoming a father during a pandemic: Ollie’s story

17th June 2021

In 2018, Ollie experienced a relapse of depression and OCD. This year, he entered fatherhood during the height of the lockdown. Ollie tells us how he’s found it adjusting to this big lifestyle transition, and how he’s tried to look after his mental health throughout it.

Why men’s mental health needs attention

17th June 2021

Mark Williams is a keynote speaker, author and international campaigner, as well as a good friend of our founding charity, Adferiad Recovery. He provides perinatal mental health training to new parents and parent-to-be, to help ensure that all families are supported during the perinatal period, which is often a challenging time. Below Mark shares his personal story about his own mental health battle, the stigma he faced as a man, and how he ended up campaigning for change for other men and dads.

How volunteering kept me going during the pandemic

4th June 2021

One of our founding partners, Rethink Mental Illness, provides the Advice and Information Service (RAIS) – a helpline that offers practical help with a range of topics, as well as advising people affected by mental illness of their rights, helping them identify their options and empowering them to take action. Supporting the small team of staff (Advice and Information Officers) who run the service, is a large team of volunteers who equip people with the information they need to get the right help. Together, the RAIS volunteers and staff make an invaluable contribution to the service.

Statement of solidarity with Naomi Osaka

1st June 2021

Mental Health UK responds to Naomi Osaka's decision to withdraw from the French Open due to her mental health and experiences of depression.

Siemens Healthineers’ colleagues vote for Mental Health UK as their new ‘Charity of Choice’

28th May 2021

Staff across the UK will come together to raise vital funds for us over the next two years to help us reach even more people affected by poor mental health.

Bloom donates 10% of sales to Mental Health UK

27th May 2021

We've partnered with luxury online florist, Bloom to highlight the importance of bringing joy and support to friends or relatives who might be having a difficult time after the past 15 months.

Your donation will make the difference

Just £10 could help pay for a call to our advice and information line, supporting someone living with mental illness who may be feeling in distress during this time.

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