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
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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.
"Depression is a growing problem and I'd like to focus on helping to get early intervention treatment to stop it before it becomes an ongoing health issue" Stevenage Borough Council
"There is a real need to breakdown the stigma around mental health at every age. As young person champion Councillor for Somerset County Council I will work to raise awareness of mental health and the importance of talking about your problems, young people are our future and we need to look after and support them. " Somerset County Council

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