Watch 'Play Your Part'

Mental Health UK have worked closely with ITN Business to create ‘Play Your Part’ – a unique programme highlighting how everyone has a role to play when it comes to the future of mental health.


One in four of us will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Play Your Part aims to encourage people to consider the unique contribution they could make in striving for better mental health across society through inspiring case study led films and interviews with experts in this field.

Anchored by Dr Sian Williams, the programme explores the affect the the cost-of-living crisis has had on our mental health, highlights the positive stories surrounding the recovery phase of the pandemic and showcases the changing conversations around mental health in the workplace.

Watch ‘Play Your Part’ now

The full-length edition of the programme is available to stream on the Mental Health UK YouTube channel and right here!

You can also watch individual clips from our programme partners – Accenture, Boots, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Psyomics, The Walt Disney Company and Schroders – on this page.

Watch ‘Play Your Part’ in full

Mental Health & Money Advice

Supporting the nation through the cost of living crisis

In 2017, Mental Health UK set up the first UK-wide service to combine support for both mental health and financial problems. Find out how Mental Health & Money Advice continues to support the public during the cost-of-living crisis.

Partner stories

Interview with Brian Dow

Our Chief Executive, Brian Dow, met with Dr Sian Williams to discuss the biggest societal issues affecting people’s mental health, and how organisations can play their part when it comes to employee’s mental health.

Mental Health & Money Advice

We’re all thinking of our finances in the current climate, which can impact our mental health. See how our Mental Health and Money Advice service has been helping.


Professional services company, Accenture, has a long-established employee wellbeing programme and has been working to create a culture which encourages open and honest conversations.


Boots has launched a collection of on-demand mental health services that offer a range of tools and treatments that people can access quickly and conveniently, including talking therapy and, if appropriate, access to prescription medicines.

Deutsche Bank

To help remove the stigma around mental health, Deutsche Bank has implemented a wellbeing strategy that offers education, support and guidance for their staff.


HSBC has long recognised the benefits of Mindfulness in fostering positive relationships and good practice with a well-established programme of training for its employees.


Psyomics recognises the need for care to be provided at a much faster rate and have developed a digital assessment designed to alleviate pressure on NHS workforces and get more people the support they need faster.


Schroders, a leading global investment manager, has implemented an innovative, data-led approach to wellbeing, putting tailored interventions in place to encourage a happy, healthy and valued workforce.

The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland

The Walt Disney Company UK & Ireland have made it their mission to better engage their employees around mental health through offering practical support, building inclusive policies and investing in training.

Mental Health UK: our partnerships

We joined our partnering companies to discuss the role of businesses in improving mental health throughout all walks of life.

Working in partnership

Empowering the business community to play their part

Featuring Lloyds Banking Group, ISG and Innovation Broking, this film explores how the breadth of Mental Health UK’s partnerships with the business community have helped to create meaningful change in the workplace for people affected by poor mental health.

“All kinds of turbulence in our lives can impact our mental health, as recent years have proved with the optimism around pandemic recovery now dampened by the new tests we’re set to face through the cost-of-living crisis. These are difficult times for many, but it’s also inspired a new conversation about how we understand and manage our wellbeing, empowering people to make positive changes in their lives. Play Your Part will take a fresh look at what we can all do to support our mental health, both individually and as an active part of our community, and we’re delighted to be partnering with ITN Business once again to explore these vital issues.”

– Brian Dow, Chief Executive, Mental Health UK

“We are delighted to be working once again in partnership with Mental Health UK to make a Play Your Part. Building on the success of last year’s programme, we hope to continue to raise awareness of the support available for those affected by mental illness by showing the positive stories helping individuals lead a better quality of life.”

– Nina Harrison-Bell, Head of Industry News, ITN Business


Watch ‘Play Your Part’ in full

We’d like to thank ITN Business and the programme’s partners for their involvement in ‘Play Your Part’.