Category: Campaigns

We need a national summit to tackle burnout and create healthy workplaces which best support people to stay in or return to work

22nd January 2024

Today, we released our Burnout Report, a new benchmark study conducted annually exploring the experience and prevalence of high or extreme pressure and stress in our daily lives, and the factors that contribute towards or alleviate the risk of burnout. Brian Dow, Chief Executive at Mental Health UK, reflects on the key findings of the report, and the need for national action on this issue.

Burnout Report: one in five needed to take time off work due to stress in the past year

22nd January 2024

Mental Health UK’s new annual benchmark report for burnout in the UK reveals that one in five working adults needed to take time off work in the past year due to poor mental health caused by pressure or stress, as we call for a national summit on employment and mental health.

Loneliness at Christmas

8th December 2023

We don’t need to be physically isolated to feel lonely. The festive season can highlight feelings of loneliness for many people, even when other people are around them. We hear from Dianne and Carlos about how they experience loneliness over Christmas.

Bullying at any age can leave deep emotional scars

14th November 2023

When we hear the term ‘bullying’ we might initially think of children or young people. Bullying can affect anyone at any age, and bullying in adolescence can continue to affect someone into adulthood. We hear from Alexander about his experience with bullying.

Christmas is the hardest time of year

13th November 2023

Tara is one of many who struggle with their mental health during Christmas. For Tara, she feels lonely and isolated during the festive season due to society’s expectations that she should enjoy herself and be happy, despite everything she has been through.

Mental Health UK partner with ITN Business to discuss ‘Mental Health Everyday’

18th April 2023

Our new programme with ITN Business will explore how we can promote positive mental health with one another all year round.

Building bridges between communities in Birmingham

2nd November 2022

Our Head of Programmes, Tom O’Connor, had the opportunity to visit our Building Bridges project, supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities in Birmingham. The project exists to reduce mental health stigma and improve access to mental health support for these groups, who have traditionally been marginalised, so that they can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

We are all responsible for suicide prevention – as individuals and as a community

7th September 2022

Lourdes Colclough is Rethink Mental Illness’ Head of Suicide Prevention. She talks to us about the part we play in suicide prevention and demonstrates the power of the community to change and save lives.

Mental Health UK and ITN Productions Industry News launch co-production ‘Play Your Part’

17th May 2022

Mental Health UK has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce Play Your Part, a digital news-style programme presented by Dr Sian Williams, highlighting how everyone has a role to play when it comes to the future of mental health.

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