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Bringing Back The Sunshine

In the UK alone, there are more than 50,000 children and young people looking after someone with mental illness. Our aim is to help these children, by reaching and offering support so that they can continue to enjoy their childhood and make the most of their education.

Sock It To Stigma

One in eight 5-19 year olds now have a diagnosed mental health issue, but many still suffer alone and in silence due to stigma. #SockItToStigma is all about wearing brightly coloured socks as a way of showing that they are open to creating positive conversations about mental illness.

Headucation

In 2017 as a charity, we garnered over 100,000 signatures on our government petition to make mental health education compulsory in all UK schools. Compulsory mental health education is incredibly important to us and is, quite frankly, vital. This is why we set up the Headucation campaign.

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Normalising Mental Health

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Mental Health Education

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Education

We believe that normalising the conversation around mental health starts at school, and as a charity we continue to provide mental health education to the schools we partner with.

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Reducing Stigma

Stigma has a huge impact on those struggling with mental health, making them suffer alone and in silence. Through projects, such as Sock It To Stigma, we're on a mission to change that.

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Support

Those struggling with mental health often feel alone, so as a Foundation we support those in need of help. More notably, through our Bringing Back The Sunshine project and our HealthUnlocked forum.

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Information

To be able to deal with mental illness and also help others struggling with mental health, understanding is key. You can find further information, and where to go to seek help, on our support page.

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