How we feel affects every waking moment, and can be driven by everything, from the crucial (meeting a work deadline) to the more trivial (reacting to the person shoving in front during the morning commute).

And for those struggling with their mood and emotions, aspects of culture which perpetuate the ‘stiff upper lip’ approach can make things really difficult, as HRH Prince Harry recently highlighted.

We’re working to change that through calling on everyone to have a ‘mental health conversation’ – just a regular conversation, but with the aim of promoting mental health awareness through answering one simple question: what helps your wellbeing?

We've been inspired to launch 1,000 conversations by our involvement with 'On the edge', a show garden at RHS Hampton Court flower show which evokes a journey through mental distress. We'll be trying to reach 1,000 mental health conversations during the show, but you can be part of it via social media - join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Get inspired

To get you started, we've collected stories from people with experience of a mental health problem - you can read some of them below, or see the full range here.

Stay strong and keep fighting: Hope's story

Hope describes her experience of living with anorexia

 

Paternal OCD: Ashley's story

Ash explains how OCD manifested itself around the birth of his children

 

 

Experiencing a decade of delay: Dolly's story

Dolly had her first experience of psychosis and waited years to receive support

 

Get involved

  • Have you had a conversation about mental health lately? Let us know!
  • What helps your wellbeing? Join the conversation on twitter using the hashtag #MHConversations
  • Do you want to share your experience of a mental health problem? Get in touch with us.