mental health matters

The pandemic has thrown the UK into a mental health crisis

Our #MentalHealthMatters campaign aims to shine a light on this widespread issue and to raise crucial funds for mental health charities and organisations across the UK, who are seeing an overwhelming demand for their services.

Just £15 could pay for a befriender to make a vital call to support someone who is isolated due to shielding.

Support your local mental health service

Have you struggled during the pandemic? You are not alone… 

More than half of adults (60%) and over two thirds of young people (68%) have said their mental health got worse during lockdown. Many without previous experience of mental health problems have experienced poor mental health during lockdown. 

The main drivers of poorer mental health during lockdown are not being able to see people (79%), not being able to go outside (74%) and anxiety about family and friends getting coronavirus (74%). Boredom is also a major problem for young people; 83% said it had made their mental health worse (Mind Charity Survey 2020).

£175,475

+ estimated £12,649 Gift Aid

Total raised

2,937

Total supporters

Target

£150,000


National mental health charities you can support right now

Scotland

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Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Operating in Scottish communities to provide a range of mental health support and services.

Northern Ireland

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Inspire Wellbeing

Working together with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions to ensure they live with dignity and realise their full potential. 


How your donations could help

£10 could pay for a trained volunteer to make a wellbeing check-in call that supports a young person with their anxiety and stress

£20 could pay for a support worker to provide an essential one-to-one mentoring session who has a severe mental health issue

£40 could pay for a one-to-one adult counselling session to help someone recover from trauma

£75 could enable five ‘walk and talk’ befriending sessions for someone who is lonely

£150 could help a vulnerable young person to safety via a counselling course

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Young Minds Trust

The UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. 

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Now & Beyond Mental Health Festival

Ensuring that all young people, their teachers and families get the mental health support they need in a timely & effective manner.

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Strong 2gether

Raising money to launch a series of support groups and activities in the UK, focused on helping people maintain good mental health.

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The Bigger Picture Challenge

Improving mental health and wellbeing as well as motivate people to move.

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BAME Children's Computer Fund

To enable continued education, mental health and well-being for disadvantaged BAME children who have been missing education in the pandemic.

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Roxy Says - Mental & Emotional Wellbeing for Children

To support 1000 families & children (7-11yrs) to cope & manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing during & after Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Happiness Club

An online club giving people daily strategies to follow as well as running live member webinars, meditations and 24/7 access to a qualified therapist.

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#BrakeTheSystem

Raising £500,000 to provide schools and colleges, desperate for mental health support, with the funds to bring in the right services. 


Scotland

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Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scotland

Scotland’s largest mental health charity. Operating in Scottish communities to provide a range of mental health support and services.

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Spark Connections

South Lanarkshire

Reducing the isolation of young adults in their communities, to give a purpose, sense of achievement and a place to make friends.

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Coaching in Schools

Aberdeenshire

Bringing coaching into schools and helping young people with their mental health and wellbeing to build resilience in response to Covid-19.

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Peer Support for Children & Young People

Motherwell

Extending peer support to children and young people presenting mental health issues as a result of COVID-19.


Northern Ireland

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Inspire Wellbeing

Northern Ireland

Working together with people living with mental ill health, intellectual disability, autism and addictions to ensure they live with dignity and realise their full potential. 


Wales

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Cardiff Mind

Cardiff

Making sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for information and support.

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Newport Mind

Gwent

Providing a range of services to people experiencing, or recovering from, mental health issues in and around South Gwent.


North

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Mind Manchester

Greater Manchester

Providing services to people who have been affected by poor mental health.

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York Mind

North Yorkshire

York Mind (Incorporating Our Celebration) is an independent provider of high quality mental health services in York and its surrounding area

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Tyneside & Northumberland Mind

Tyne and Wear

Providing wellbeing services in Gateshead, North and South Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland.

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Hull & East Yorkshire Mind

Yorkshire

To provide support, advice and services to people with poor mental health and their families, through a variety of services.

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Bespoke Support for Vulnerable Adults

Leeds

Providing better quality of lives to vulnerable adults living with learning disabilities and mental health issues through bespoke support.

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Online Counselling & COVID Support

Lowton

Free online counselling to anyone in our community affected by covid-19. We support people with relationships and their mental health.

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#EndTheStigma by Inner Guru

Liverpool

#EndTheStigma is a mental health support project that aims to combat male mental health problems in the Liverpool region.


Midlands

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Mind BLMK

Bedfordshire

Providing advice, support and other services to empower and develop anyone experiencing a mental health problem in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

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Colourful Mind Journal

Derbyshire

Promoting positivity and mental well-being in all children by creating daily journals.

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The Frank Bruno Foundation

Northamptonshire

Offering and support well being programmes and non contact boxing for those who are experiencing mental ill health.

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Coventry & Warwickshire Mind

Warwickshire

Supporting people with mental health problems, especially in the Coventry, Warwickshire and the Midlands area. 

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Birmingham Mind

Birmingham

Providing high quality, user led services for people who experience mental health distress.

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Derbyshire Mind

Derbyshire

Promoting the preservation and safeguarding of mental health and the relief of persons suffering from mental disorders.

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Burton & District Mind

Staffordshire

We’re here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support in Burton, Uttoxeter, Lichfield, Burntwood, and Tamworth.

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Kettering Mind

Northamptonshire

Providing support to adults in Kettering and district who experience mental health problems.

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Dig-It

Birmingham

Dig-it is fun, friendly and welcoming, giving adults impacted by mental health challenges the opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and improve their wellbeing.

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North Staffs Mind

Staffordshire

Offering advice and services to support adults, children and young people across North Staffordshire who are experiencing, or affected by, a mental health problem.

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'It's Not Magic but it Could Be' Book Launch

Coventry

The vision at 'its not magic but it could be' is to provide accessible, practical support to children, parents, carers and professionals.

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Give a Hug!

Leamington Spa

Fundraising to recruit a "Covid Response worker" to work with girls aged 11-18 struggling with their mental health and engaging at school.

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Growing Hope

Letchworth Garden City

Raising £10,000 to provide desperately needed free horticultural therapy for people with serious mental health issues.


London

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Mind in Haringey

Providing services to people who are experiencing emotional distress. 

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Kingston Hospital

Providing care for the over-worked staff at Kingston Hospital.

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MindSET

An innovative new online resource that uses creativity, community and science to support young people in psychological distress.

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We Wool Survive!

Help us to get London through the pandemic, promote wellbeing and spread joy through knitting!

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Black Thrive Community Therapy Fund

To provide free and affordable culturally appropriate mental health support to Black people affected by institutional violence and racism.


South West

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Dorset Mind

Dorset

Dorset Mind is a pioneering local charity supporting local people with mental health challenges.

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Project 120

Devon

Raising awareness for PTSD and the importance of mental health.

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The Burrough Harmony Centre

Dorset

A mental health hub in Bridport, Dorset, offering welcoming and friendly informal support and information.

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Devon Mind

Devon

Devon Mind is experiencing record demand on our mental health support services in the wake of COVID-19. Help us be there for every call.

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Tidal Change

Wadebridge

To create a mental health documentary series, with episode 1 based in the South West of the UK.


South East

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Mind in Brighton & Hove

East Sussex

Working to promote good mental health in our City and across Sussex.

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EXTEND Wellbeing

Hertfordshire

Providing teachers to deliver exercise to music to older adults and people with disabilities to benefit their wellbeing and mental health.

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Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

East Sussex

Supporting all mental health damaged by the pandemic. Raising vital funds for specialist charities. Promoting mental wellbeing.

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Walking all the Roads in Ipswich

Suffolk

Raising money for an important charitable cause which has become increasingly important over recent times, Suffolk Mind.

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Buckinghamshire Mind

Buckinghamshire

Provision of mental health related services in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas.

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Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire

Promoting good mental health through the provision of high quality services and campaigning for positive change.

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Hertfordshire Mind

Hertfordshire

We deliver essential mental health support in Hertfordshire, providing a diverse range of services from our seven Wellbeing Centres and other venues across all ten districts of the county.

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Mid-Kent Mind Wellbeing Boxes

Kent

Aiming to reach the people who have been most heavily effected by the COVID 19 Pandemic - bringing a welcome positivity boost.

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Making Connections

Hertfordshire

Empowering isolated lonely people with mental health challenges to get connected, be creative, problem-solve and develop friendships.

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Sammy the Sea Squirt Storybook

Suffolk

We want every 4-5 year old in Reception year at school in Suffolk to receive a copy of Sammy the Sea Squirt, Suffolk Mind's unique storybook.

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Support for Children with Autism and Mental Health Issues

Essex

Raising money to help 2 Southend children that desperately need professional diagnostic/mental health reports.

Are you raising awareness about mental health?

You can start raising funds to help those in your area today.