Centre for Mental Health is an independent national mental health charity. We aim to inspire hope, opportunity and a fair chance in life for people of all ages with or at risk of mental ill health. We act as a bridge between the worlds of research, policy and service provision and believe strongly in the importance of high-quality evidence and analysis.
We encourage innovation and advocate for change in policy and practice through focused research, development and training. We work collaboratively with others to promote more positive attitudes in society towards mental health conditions and those who live with them.
Our strategic objectives are:
Criminal justice we identify effective methods of supporting and diverting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system
Employment we develop and promote new ways of helping people with mental health problems get and keep work
Recovery we help mental health services across the UK to support people more effectively to make their own lives better on their own terms.
Children we undertake work which aims to improve the life chances of children through the support they need early in life.
Workplace training we train managers and staff to understand, identify and support people with depression and anxiety at work.
We carry out research, policy work and analysis to improve practice and influence policy in mental health as well as public services.