Supporting the Mental Health Foundation

Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live


What they do

We focus on everyone’s mental health and work across all age ranges – young people, adults and older people – whatever their condition or circumstance.


In the Community

We don’t conduct research to sit on shelves

Research and practical evaluation lie at the heart of everything we do. This evidence-based approach helps us to recognise the key issues affecting the nation’s mental health and well being. We use this knowledge to:

  • improve quality and practice to mental health
  • campaign to raise awareness and remove stigma
  • provide high quality advice and information to help people better manage their mental health and well being
  • provide practical solutions to improve the quality and access to mental health services in the UK

We deliver change and help empower people to make real changes in their lives

Our knowledge, informed by rigorous research and practical based study, has been pioneering change for more than 60 years and we aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo or tackle difficult or under researched issues. Key to all our work is a passionate commitment to service user and carer involvement. 

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The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, part of the UK charity, the Mental Health Foundation










Learning Disabilities  

 Did You Know? “Over 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability”


What they do

We work with people with learning disabilities, their families and the people who support them

  • Carry out research and projects that help people be included
  • Support local people and services to include people with learning disabilities
  • Improve services for people with learning disabilities
  • Spread knowledge and information










Employment and Education

We aim to improve chances for children, young people and adults in employment and education. Our person centred approaches can help make this happen.


Family – Friends and Community

Most people with learning disabilities live with their families who are often key to advocating for new opportunities and need support in this role. Family members, friends and other people in the community help to create a supportive social network.


Getting the Right Support

People need the right support in order to live life as they choose and be active citizens. Person centred planning and individual funding help people to have control over the way they are supported and who supports them. This is central to all our work


Changing Service Delivery

The Foundation has worked with various services and organisations to be creative, innovative and resourceful about the way to be more inclusive and provide better support to people with learning disabilities


Health and Well-Being

Improving physical and mental health: health action planning linked to person centred planning, promoting good physical and mental health, access to health services that everyone uses, specialist services that work in person centred ways.


Rights and Equality

Knowing your rights as a disabled person or family carer: confident about planning your own future and becoming a leader in your community. Making sure that everyone gets equal chances so that no-one gets left behind.





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