Mental health

Mental health support

In the UK, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem over the course of a year. Yet, because of the stigma surrounding it, many people don’t seek help.

But attitudes are changing. We’ve been working hard to raise awareness about mental health, how common it is and where people can get help. With your help, we can continue this work.

Mental health stories and stats

Malaika, a woman helped by Comic Relief cash

“I was dealing with stress at home and at school… it built up until it exploded.”

Read Malaika’s story


1 IN 5 PEOPLE AGED 16-25

has a diagnosable mental health condition.


“It was the feeling of not knowing what to do and just being stuck.”

Read Johnny’s story

Worried about your mental health?

If you’re worried about your, or someone else’s, mental health, there is help available. Call the Mind Infoline(opens in new window) on 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) for advice and support on a wide range of mental health problems. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts, call Samaritans(opens in new window), free at any time, on 116 123. Both services are entirely confidential.

Hannah, who suffered post-natal mental health problems

Lasting change

In 2013 we funded an awareness-raising campaign around maternal mental health. It led to a government pledge that’s improved countless lives in the UK.

Find out more

Time to Change, an initiative funded by Comic Relief, Mind and Rethink Mental Illness

Even more lasting change

For years now, we’ve been working with Mind and Rethink Mental Illness to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health issues. It’s had a massive effect.

Find out more