Bringing Back The Sunshine
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.
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.
Find out how you can help us put an end to suicide, and give a voice to the next generation.
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE
Stuart says: “We want to raise money to help business owners, managers and employees provide mental health support to themselves and others. Since founding HITZone and opening the first of the studios, Stu has found that there is very little in the way of resources and support for business owners to support their own mental […]READ MORE
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On the day of the release of the government’s 10-year plan for the NHS, The Shaw Mind Foundation cautiously welcomes the renewed commitment to improving mental health services. The caution is driven by the reality of where the staff will come from and how local communities and third sector organisations will be engaged in the […]