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.
"I have long championed mental health issues and I want to encourage people to speak openly about their condition and feel comfortable about how they feel. For far too long mental health issues have been treated as the Cinderella service and this must change." Nottinghamshire County Council
"It is vital we campaign for increased funding for MH services . We must improve outcomes for people living with MH and we must ensure early interventions are in place for young people to prevent issues escalating into adulthood ." Trafford Council

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