50% of mental health problems are established by the age of 14
1 in 4 or 25% of the UK population will experience a mental health problem each year
10% of children and adolescents (aged 5-16 years) have diagnosable mental health problems, yet 70% are not getting the intervention they need
Just 6% of the UK health spending goes towards mental health research.
COMPARED TO £1571 ON CANCER
JUST 15p FOR
EVERY ADULT IS INVESTED INTO EATING DISORDER RESEARCH
in their life
1 in 15
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Mental Health Helplines
In 2016, three parents who had all lost their teenage sons to suicide, vowed to do all they could to prevent other families suffering similar tragedies. And so The OLLIE Foundation was born.
The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity funding suicide prevention skills training for any individual or community that wants it
The Mental Health Foundation was founded in 1949. It is a British charitable organisation that provides information, carries out research, and campaigns to improve services for people affected by mental health problems. It now incorporates the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities.
Mind is one of the most forthright mental health charities in England and Wales.
They provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Founded in 1989, Beat is the UK's leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders with their helplines, website, self help and support groups and online support. They offer awareness training in schools and workplaces, a HelpFinder service to help people find treatment in their area, and focus on helping healthcare professionals to recognise the thoughts and feelings that cause these mental illnesses, rather than focusing on physical symptoms.
Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.
Rethink Mental Illness is a mental health charity founded in 1972 by John Pringle whose son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. They have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England. From psychological therapies and Crisis and Recovery Houses to peer support groups and housing services
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.
Samaritans are available round the clock, every single day of the year
CALL FREE: 116 123
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC. They offer 1-2-1 support for anyone up to the age of 19 dealine with a variety of issues including school stress, home life, sexuality, mental health, bullying, abuse, body image and more.
CALL FREE: 0800 1111