People with mental health problems aren't getting a fair deal. And it's especially hard for people from racialised communities, those of us in poverty, and young people.
But it doesn't have to be this way. We're campaigning to change this reality in England and Wales – and you can help.
What issues does Mind campaign on?
From reforming the Mental Health Act, to banning conversion therapy, we're fighting your corner in lots of different ways. Read about the campaigns we have running, and see how you can get involved.
Reforming the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act isn't fit for purpose. We're pushing for fundamental reforms to the outdated law.
Improving mental health hospitals
The care people get in mental health hospitals often isn't good enough. We're fighting to raise the standard of inpatient care.
Funding young people's hubs
The government must fund young people's hubs – to make sure they have somewhere to go when they're struggling.
How do I become a Mind campaigner?
As a campaigner for Mind, you'll make meaningful differences to the mental health system in England and Wales.
If you've ever had poor care, long waits for treatment, or faced discrimination or stigma, this could be your chance to improve the system for others.
Click the button below to find out what being a campaigner involves, and how to sign up.
Campaigns in Wales
Whether it’s lobbying politicians in the Senedd, or building pressure for better services - we campaign to get a better deal for people in Wales with mental health problems.
Campaigns for young people
We're campaigning to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they deserve. From better support in schools, to a network of mental health hubs, see what we're fighting for, and get involved.
How to engage your MP
Your MP is there to represent you in parliament, so it’s important they know what matters to you.
We've created this guide to help you engage with them on the issues you care about.
The Mental Health Policy Group
Mind is part of the Mental Health Policy Group, a partnership of 6 organisations working to improve mental health. We represent providers, professionals and people who use mental health services. And we meet with ministers, political stakeholders, and NHS bodies to push for change.
Mind has been campaigning for more than 70 years. In that time, we've campaigned on loads of issues – and brought about real change.
Below, you'll find some of the campaigns we've run in the past. We've campaigned on:
- Better mental health support for people during and after the coronavirus pandemic
- Changing statutory sick pay so it's available as soon as we get sick
- Improving the care we get once we leave hospital
- Transforming the housing system so it's better for people with mental health problems
- Reforming the benefits system so it doesn't unfairly punish people with mental health problems