What is Heads Together?
Heads Together is a campaign which encourages people to have important conversations about mental health.
Led by the Prince and Princess of Wales, the campaign unites 8 mental health charities, including Mind.
Money raised by Heads Together supports projects which tackle the challenges of talking about our mental health.
These projects include:
- £2m to create tools for young people seeking mental health help online
- New programmes to support mental health in schools, workplaces and the defence community
What's Mind doing as part of Heads Together?
Since the campaign began in May 2016, we've been supporting people with mental health problems, and their friends and families, to talk about their experiences.
Our volunteers have been speaking out. They're showing how talking about your mental health can help. Check out some of their stories below.
Kerry bottled up her emotions for years before getting back on track. Then, she ran the London marathon.
Seren kept her anxiety to herself before opening up to her Dad while out running.
In 2012 Sophie couldn't run 100 yards. The 2017 London Marathon was her third marathon for Mind.
Being active helps Jess manage her mental health.
To celebrate father's day, Paul took his dad Norman to meet the Prince of Wales.
Thanks to his colleague, Dan sought help for his mental health.
How can I talk about mental health?
It can be hard knowing where to start when talking about your mental health. As part of the campaign, lots of celebs have been speaking out about their experiences.
By having a conversation with his psychiatrist, Bill, Mind President Stephen Fry showed that if you're struggling, it's OK to say so.
Check out his film, and others, below.
Emily and Adrienne
Emily and Adrienne talk about the conversation that helped Emily to regain control of her feelings, manage her anxiety and seek support.
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.
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.