Join our challenge - promote mental health across your area


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Local councils can make a big difference to people of all ages by promoting better mental health in their communities. By becoming a ‘member champion’ for mental health, you and your council can lead the way. Take on the mental health challenge and see what difference you can make to your community.
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This Challenge has been set by seven mental health charities who are working together to improve mental health across England.

Between us, we know what support people need, how services can be improved and we also know that better care is often better value for money. In return for councillors agreeing to champion mental health, we will provide support and resources to help you make the changes you identify.

Find out if your council have signed up and appointed a Mental Health Champion
Member Champions

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Champion mental health in your area and we will provide support and resources to help you make the changes you identify.

Simply get approval of your authority and fill in the registration form – or contact us to help you with the form. Once approved you can join other member champions in sharing ideas and successes to make a difference in your area. We’ve created a template motion to help.

Join our Challenge to take a proactive approach and promote mental health across your area
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Councillors across the country have signed up as Mental Health Champions. Is your area covered? If not, you can help us by writing to your local council to make sure they are championing mental health. We’ve drafted a letter to start you off.
"Mental Health affects us all at some time in our lives. It is essential we act together to prevent Mental Illness." Torbay Council
"Suicide is the number cause of death for men under the age of fifty, and someone takes their own life every ninety minutes in the UK - but only a third of people who do so had prior contact with mental health services, and too many of those who did have contact didn’t receive appropriate treatment. The only way this will change is if we replace words with action, deliver the funding that our mental health services desperately need, and ensure that every person suffering from mental ill health or illness can get the treatment they need." London Borough of Lewisham

AMHP
Centre for Mental Health
Mental Health Foundation
Mind
NSUN
Rethink Mental Illness
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Young Minds