We're Mind, the mental health charity
Each year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem.
What we watch on TV can have a huge impact on how we see ourselves and others. Mental health storylines in soaps and dramas, such as Aidan's suicide on Coronation Street, or Alfie's experience of schizoaffective disorder in Hollyoaks, can also encourage people to seek help for themselves, speak out and support each other.
In fact our research shows that one in three people feel less alone following coverage of mental health in the media. That's why we work with researchers, scriptwriters and producers to help portray mental health problems in the media realistically and sensitively.
As well as our work with media we provide information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
What we do
When you're experiencing a mental health problem, supportive and reliable information can change your life.
Our network of 130 local Minds in England and Wales provide specialised support directly to those who need it most.
We believe everyone with a mental health problem should be able to access excellent care and services.
Become a member
Join a growing group of people who play a part in everything we do – and who are determined to make sure that no-one faces a mental health problem alone.
Volunteer with us
Cheering, blogging, campaigning, talking to the media or volunteering in our shops: whatever you fancy there are many ways you can give your time.
Donate or fundraise
We need your help so we can be there - on the other end of the phone, in local communities and campaigning hard for better services and support.
"It is so awesome to see so much support for better mental health. I wouldn't be here without the help of Mind and people like you."