93% of us living with mental illness feel there is not enough awareness and understanding about what it means to be severely affected by mental illness. That’s why it’s time for us to get things moving. More awareness of conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar, dissociation, psychosis and more.

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  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
  • Beneficiaries

    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities
    • Other Other

    Situation

    Awareness and understanding of common mental health issues such as anxiety or depression has improvement over the last 20 years. But, sadly around 1 in 10 adults in the UK experience symptoms of severe mental illness, yet it's often ignored in the discourse. The Mental Health Act was supposed to be reformed last year, but was scrapped and not properly reformed in 41 years. More needs to be done to address the difficulties and inequalities people face. It’s time to get this conversation moving.

    Solution

    For 50 years we have proudly represented, advocated and supported people affected by mental illness. We aim to bring about more understanding about why an outdated mental health system fails people when they need support the most. We campaign for policy change to better represent and support those living with severe mental illness, advocating for more jobs and a better welfare system. We provide training to enable people to feel more comfortable and confident talking about mental illness.

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    Categories

  • Community Support & Development Community Support & Development
  • Health/Wellbeing Health/​Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Mental Health
  • Beneficiaries

    • General Public/Humankind General Public/​Humankind
    • People With Disabilities People With Disabilities
    • Other Other