Over 600 of you wrote to your parliamentary candidates in the run-up to last week’s General Election, which helped us put mental health on the agenda. Now there is a new government in place, we need your help more than ever to keep up the pressure. As well as reforming the Mental Health Act, we are calling on the government to commit to better services for people severely affected by mental illness, and to make mental health a focus for all government departments. But we can’t do this without you.
Last minute presents
With Christmas just over a week away, why not visit our online shop for those last minute gifts?
Our limited edition reusable water bottles make perfect presents – they feature a design from cartoonist Ruby etc, and they’re environmentally sustainable.
You can also check out our pre-loved range for an array of present ideas. All proceeds go towards helping people living with mental illness.
Help improve insurance for people living with mental illness
Our partners Mental Health UK are working to improve access to insurance for people affected by mental illness.
You can help by filling in a short survey to share your experiences. We know that people often experience problems accessing insurance when they need to declare mental illness, so they would like to hear about your experiences and thoughts. The survey will take about ten minutes to complete, and there is an opportunity for you to share your own story at the end if you want to.
Get ready for Time to Talk Day 2020
Too many people still find talking about mental health and mental illness difficult and awkward. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Time to Talk Day Time to Talk Day 2020 is taking place on Thursday 6 February and aims to get everyone taking about mental health. This year, they’re using the popular game ‘Would you rather?’ to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.
You can sign up now, and order free materials including posters and tip cards.
Time to Talk Day is organised by the anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, which we run along with Mind.