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11 Amazing Mental Health Charities to Support Today

Are you looking to make a difference during World Mental Health Month November? If you have money and want to see it put to good use, then why not support some of the best charities making a difference in the UK.

1. Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK offers support for people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, plus anyone who has experienced symptoms of anxiety and/or depression due to stressful situations. The national organisation has an expert team of medical advisers who work tirelessly to assist and support those around them.

2. Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK wants to help people who suffer from manic depressive illness (bipolar) live well and reach their full potential — regardless of what they’re going through. Whether you’re at school or just diagnosed, they’re here for you.

3. CALM

Men’s mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) leads the movement against male suicide. As well as donating via their website, you can raise money by fundraising, volunteering and spreading public awareness. 

4. Mental Health Foundation

Since 1949, The Mental Health Foundation have had the vision to create a world with good mental health for all. They say “Prevention is at the heart of what we do because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place,”.

As well as donating, some other ways you can support this charity include getting involved with peer programmes and fundraising.

5. Mind

Mind exists to help people who suffer from any mental illness, regardless of age. They also provide training courses for people interested in learning about how to deal with mental illness at work.

The team say: “We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.”

6. No Panic

It offers support and advice for those suffering from OCD and other forms of OCD, which includes social media tips and some useful tools to help them cope with their symptoms. They focus on helping clients deal with their mental health issues so that they can lead happy, productive lives.

7. Rethink Mental Illness

Intending to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life, Rethink Mental Illness is one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness. You can make a difference by donating what you can afford today.

8. YoungMinds

The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental and emotional health, YoungMinds offer support to empower the next generation. Whether you’re looking to give monthly or a one-off monetary donation, every gift can help them to fight for a future where young minds are supported.

9. Together

Together is a national mental health organization working alongside people to improve their mental health and well-being. Since 1879, they have offered a wide range of resources to help people of all ages confidently navigate life. They offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues. The services available range from one-to-one support in the community to supported accommodation and ensuring people understand and can express their needs in their dealings with official bodies.

10. Centre For Mental Health

With over 30 years of experience, this charity exists to understand mental illness, promote mental health care and well-being, and challenge inequality. 

Centre for Mental Health is an independent, not for profit thinktank. We are dedicated to eradicating mental health inequalities and fighting injustice by changing policy and practice.

11. Samaritans

In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, Samaritans are working with people who are going through a difficult time and training others to do the same.

Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy, and Samaritans’ vision is that fewer people die by suicide.

They work tirelessly to reach more people and make suicide prevention a priority.

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