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.
"This is an important role I feel privileged to take on and my priority is to be a strong voice for those in our community who need it. I want to build on all the good work the council and partners are already doing on the Isle of Wight and then develop new approaches to establish the best way to improve mental health services within our community. " Isle of Wight Council
"One in ten children experience a mental health issue. And as with all members in our society, they deserve good and accessible mental health services. There is a lot of work already being undertaken to ensure a comprehensive service suitable for all but there is much more to do. Through working with partners and keeping mental health high on the agenda, I hope we can all improve services and support for both children and adults." Cheshire West and Chester Council

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