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No Mind Left Behind - It's Mental Health Awareness Week

Every year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem. Many of us are speaking more openly about our experiences and seeking support. But there are still so many people urgently waiting, not getting the help they need.

Over 2 million people are waiting for NHS mental health services, and since 2017 the number of young people struggling with their mental health has nearly doubled. People tell us they feel overwhelmed and hopeless, that things will never change. They need support now and with your help we can build a better future for us all, where mental health is handled right.

That’s why for Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, we’re launching #NoMindLeftBehind. We’re calling on you all to help raise awareness and vital funds for a future where everyone can get quality mental health care when they need it.

Make the Change

On our own, we can’t reach everyone. That’s why we’re calling on all political parties in this election year to commit to making sure that everyone can access support when they need it. The next UK government needs to raise the standards of mental health hospitals and reform the outdated Mental Health Act to strengthen people’s rights while they’re in hospital. We want to see funding for a network of support hubs for young people across the country so that young people can get quality mental health care before they reach crisis point. And we know there’s a two-way link between poverty and mental health, so we want benefits assessments to work for everyone.

Raise vital funds

We need your help to raise vital funds so that Mind can help more people through our helplines, our online community Side by Side and in local Minds across England and Wales. No one should have to struggle alone. With your help, we can be there for more people who need us.

Right now, over 2 million people are waiting for support. We can’t provide our vital services or continue to hold decision makers to account without your help. We know that there are always more people who need us and our services and we can’t provide this without donations. Together we can build a better future for us all and make sure that no mind is left behind.

Get support

If you’re struggling with your mental health, you’ll find tips, advice and support on our website and through Mind’s online community, Side by Side. You can also speak to someone via one of our helplines.

Locally, we provide counselling with BACP registered counsellors, peer support groups, activity projects, one to one recovery services and a Crisis Cafe. You can find our more about our services here, or register for your support on our Contact Us Page.


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