SANE is a leading national mental health charity set up in 1986 by its Chief Executive, Marjorie Wallace CBE, following her pioneering articles, The Forgotten Illness, in The Times. These exposed the way in which society neglected individuals and families affected by mental illness and the lack of information, treatments and strategies for prevention.
The charity, which is independent of government, endeavors to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness.
It aims to:
· raise awareness and understanding of all mental health conditions
· fight to improve frontline mental health services for individuals and carers
· provide support, information and guidance through its helpline, SANEline, Ongoing Care service, Textcare and Online Forum
· promote and host research into causes, treatments and therapies at the Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
We are independent of government or lottery funding and rely on voluntary donations to keep our services running. Your financial support will make a real difference at a time when we are physically and financially stretched as a result of the pandemic and donations are instrumental in ensuring our services are available to those who need us the most.
HOW THE MONEY WILL BE USED
Below are three ways in which donations can be used to help SANE beneficiaries:
- £10 – provides a vulnerable person in need with 5 personalised text messages
- £50 – allows five persons to receive in-depth personal call from a professional
- £1000 - could help to fund our team of mental health professionals It costs over £50,000 a year to fund an experienced psychotherapist