Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. We work to create a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress by:
campaigning for peoples rights
challenging poor practice in mental health
informing and supporting thousands of people on a daily basis
providing over a thousand services across England and Wales through our network of local Mind associations.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, rich or poor, young or old, shattering the lives of those affected and the lives of the people close to them. One in four of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives. Each year more than 250,000 people are admitted to psychiatric hospitals and over 4,000 people take their own lives.
Mind is the best known charity for mental health, and we have a rich tradition of working to improve lives. We now have a chance to build on that reputation, to seize the moment and to change the faces of mental health. Our broad use of funding from the public, trusts and companies (but not pharmaceutical companies) allows us to take an independent stance.