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Action for Mental Health is made up of four leading mental health charities, Rethink Mental Illness, Together, Bipolar UK and the Mental Health Foundation, working in partnership to make sure everyone affected by mental health problems gets the support, information and help they need.
We are committed to eradicating the stigma and discrimination faced by so many people on a daily basis, by ensuring that mental health is a priority for decision makers.
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Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support for families through our Admiral Nurse service.
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give much-needed practical and emotional support to family carers, as well as the person with dementia.
There are currently over 270 specialist dementia nurses working across the UK. Our ultimate aim is to have 800 nurses supporting families UK-wide and you can help make this happen.
We are working for an end to mental ill health and the inequalities that face people experiencing mental distress, living with learning disabilities or reduced mental capacity.
We develop and run research and delivery programmes across the UK that provide evidence and expertise to know what works and how to intervene earlier.
We use what we learn to help everyone by offering straightforward and clear information on every aspect of mental health and learning disabilities.
Our advice also helps people help the people they care about too - in their families, their communities or their work. We influence policymakers and advocate for changes in services, using firm evidence and the voices of people with direct experience of the issues.
We campaign on the issues that affect public mental health and wellbeing and the lives of people who have, or are close to someone with a learning disability. We aim to inspire the development of a society free from stigma and discrimination, where everyone can achieve their potential to flourish and thrive.
1 in 4 people in the UK is affected by mental health problems every year. We bring together four UK mental health charities with over 40 years of combined experience to provide advice, information and support.
We're Mind, the mental health charity.
We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity, working to improve mental wellbeing across the nation.
With over 350 staff across Scotland, we work to PROMOTE mental health and wellbeing for all, PREVENT mental ill health for people who are at risk and to SUPPORT people with mental health problems.
We provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery. Penumbra campaigns to influence national and local government policy, and to increase public knowledge and understanding about mental ill health.
Penumbra is seen as one of the most significant mental health voluntary organisations in Scotland. It is known for the quality of its work, its creativity and ability to work in partnership with a range of organisations and groups.
Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
Who are we?
We believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
Over 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family's experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
At any one time, around one in six people are affected by a mental health condition– that's millions of people living lives often overshadowed by stigma, discrimination and fear.
SANE helps people affected by mental illness wherever they are in the UK. Every year our team of volunteers and mental health professionals provides more than 11,000 hours of time, guidance, information and emotional support.
This is complemented by campaigning to improve mental health care and treatment services, and the facilitation of research into causes and treatments at our Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.
We believe that people with disabilities are equal participants in society and should have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. This is the vision we work towards and the reason we exist.
We support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take live as independently as possible. Founded in 1973 with just one service in West Sussex, we now support around 2000 people in over 300 locations across England and Wales.
We provide everything from 24 hour care, to a few hours of support a week. We support some of the most vulnerable people in society to live happy and productive lives in their community. The key is that we work with each person to do the things they want to do, supporting them to communicate what they want and tell us how we are doing.
As well as providing support, we run campaigns on the latest social care issues, organise fundraising schemes and events, and provide guidance and information on a range of topics.
Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.
We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.
We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.