Over the last few years we've come a long way. But there's still more to be done. The focus of our strategy is on supporting the people disproportionately affected by mental health issues. People from racialised communities, young people, and people living in poverty.
Find out more about our strategy and what it means for our work on this page.
Our pillars describe what Mind does and how we will work to achieve our ambitions.
We bring together people and organisations who want to join the fight for mental health.
We will meet the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic head on, by supporting people through face-to-face and online services.
We fight for better services and rights for people with mental health problems, and push to improve public attitudes to mental health.
We work together to become a more inclusive and effective federation.
These are the areas where we know we need to do more, to respond to urgent needs.
We will be an unflinching advocate for racial justice and mental health.
Our support will be engaging and effective for people from racialised communities. We will invest in building an inclusive organisational culture with diverse leaders.
Our ambition is to become an influential advocate for young people's rights.
We will fight to ensure that all young people learn about mental health and can easily access trauma-informed mental health support.
We will create more opportunities for young people to lead our work.
We want to stop people with mental health problems getting trapped in poverty. We will campaign for a robust welfare safety net. We will become a leading provider of mental health financial inclusion advice and support.
And we will build strong partnerships to tackle the complex relationship between mental health and poverty.
This year, we’ve invested over £4m in new programmes to support these important areas of work.
Mental health is not hidden any more; it’s on the front pages; it’s on the political agenda; it’s spoken about by royalty. For millions of people, mental health is now something to be honest about – not ashamed of.
The Mind community have been at the heart of this transformation. Together, we’ve shown what mental health really looks like, what support makes it better, and what needs to change.