Our impact

Our work drives change to make life better for people with mental illness, and creates the conditions for better mental health for all.


Our 2020 impact report

This year, we've been taking action to help those at the frontline of this mental health crisis. We've been using our research, evaluation and policy advice to address the crisis, including estimating the impact on mental health to help services meet rising demand, and ensuring people with mental health difficulties get fair access to resources. And we are constantly fighting for greater equality in mental health

A few examples of our impact

  • We campaigned for fair access to flu and Covid vaccinations for people living with a mental illness
  • The Equality and Human Rights Commission launched an inquiry into restrictive interventions in schools after we highlighted the traumatising impact of such practices
  • A six week check-in to support the wellbeing of new mums was announced, following our work with NCT which showed this could help GPs ask about new mothers’ own mental health
  • Our research on the impact of Covid-19 on mental health has supported charity appeals to get vital funds to frontline services


Our Chief Executive, Sarah Hughes, reflects on our impact in 2020 and our Chair of Trustees, Prof. Dame Sue Bailey, looks ahead to the work we'll be doing in 2021.



“Centre for Mental Health has produced arguably one of the most important documents in this pandemic. It requires close reading and is essential for public health response and recovery”

Jim McManus, Director of Public Health, Hertfordshire County Council

“Working with Centre for Mental Health has been so beneficial to our team, raising their skills, knowledge and practice so that they are at the forefront of IPS delivery. Thank you for being such a great partner.”

Michelle Kabia (CEO, Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham)

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