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.
"Mental health is a factor is almost every part of our lives, from housing, to finances, to relationships and more. It is vital that we ensure that mental health is prioritised at every possible level." Pendle Borough Council
"As a professional who works with young people I have seen first-hand the damage caused by a lack of appropriate care for young people, many young people are often ignored and not taken seriously. Young people are often turned away or have to wait months before being seen by a specialist this has to change. As a Councillor I believe it’s crucial that everyone with a mental health problem regardless of age should have access to excellent care services. I believe everyone with a mental health problem should be treated fairly, positively and with respect. Its time all local Councils acted proactively to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people who experience mental health problems. " Gedling Borough Council

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