for better mental health

Heads Together

Led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, Heads Together unites eight mental health charities, including Mind. We're very proud to be part of the team.

Since May 2016, Heads Together has encouraged millions of people to have important conversations about mental health.

Money raised by Heads Together is now supporting innovative projects to tackle the challenges we can all face in talking about our mental health.

This includes a £2m fund to create digital tools for young people seeking help for their mental health online and new programmes to support mental health in schools, workplaces and the defence community.

#oktosay

By having a conversation with his psychiatrist, Bill, Mind President Stephen Fry shows that if you're struggling, it's #oktosay. He's one of the people from all walks of life helping to change the conversation on mental health by featuring in this series of Heads Together films.

Mind Ambassadors Ruby Wax and Alastair Campbell have also made #oktosay films about the life changing conversations that helped them cope with their mental health problems.

Check out some of our own #oktosay films below.

Emily and Adrienne

Emily and Adrienne recall the conversation that helped Emily to regain control of her feelings, manage her anxiety and seek the support she needed. 

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Denise and Lincoln

Mind Ambassador Denise Welch calls husband Lincoln her 'greatest supporter' as they chat about how he has helped Denise feel safe and secure.

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Kat and Beth

Kat and Beth met at their eating disorder support group, but found continuing the conversation over a coffee made a positive difference for their wellbeing.

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The London Marathon

Heads Together was the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year. It proved a landmark moment for mental health; the first time the topic was at the centre of this iconic event.

Our Infoline had its busiest ever day after the London Marathon in 2017, with calls increasing by 58%, proving just how important it is to get people talking publically about mental health.

Money raised by Heads Together from the London Marathon is now helping provide practical solutions to common challenges we can all face in having conversations about our mental health.

Kerry

Kerry bottled up her emotions for years before getting back on track. Read how she prepared for the London Marathon and is encouraging others to speak out.

Seren

Seren kept her anxiety to herself for years before opening up to her Dad while out running. They ran the London Marathon together for Newport Mind.

Sophie

In 2012 Sophie couldn't run 100 yards. The 2017 London Marathon was her third marathon for Mind. Here she blogs on how and why she went about it.

What are we doing as part of Heads Together?

Since the campaign began in May 2016, we've been supporting volunteers with mental health problems and their friends and families to talk about their experiences.

Our media volunteers have been getting involved in Heads Together activities and speaking out to show how talking about your mental health can help. Check out some of the stories from our media volunteers below.

Get involved

Keep up to date with Heads Together by signing up to join the conversation.

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