We work across the full interconnected spectrum of severe mental illness, public mental health, happiness and wellbeing.
Our research doesn't sit on dusty bookshelves - it's out there supporting practical solutions and changing minds.
This project explores how effective service users find the 2008 Care Programme Approach in promoting recovery as they understand it. Based on its findings, recommendations for mental health professionals are proposed.
We are working with parents in Sutton to help safeguard the mental health of at-risk children from birth through parenting support, advice and guidance.
We and the Scottish Mental Health Cooperative have been jointly funded under the Scottish Government Self-Directed Support Capacity Building Programme to address capacity of the mental health third sector to support self-directed support.
This is a two year project in partnership with Housing 21 that involves setting up, facilitating and evaluating three self-help, peer-support groups for people suffering from dementia.
Mental Health Helplines Partnerships (MHHP) is an umbrella body for over fifty organisations offering helpline services to those with mental health needs. This project evaluates the effectiveness of fourteen of MHHP's member helplines.
Age Well was a project which set out to discover how the generation of people currently aged 55-65 can protect their mental health and wellbeing as they get older.
We are investigating the practice of offering and administering direct payments for people who lack capacity.
The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) collects information about all the important, inspiring and exciting UK activities, groups and projects that involve people living with dementia, influencing services and polices that affect them.
We are evaluating a project that enables ex-servicemen and women to enjoy a structured activity - gardening - in a safe environment.
A project employing and supporting five people as part-time researchers - each of them have experience of long term mental health conditions and living in a low income area or being an asylum seeker or refugee.
We are evaluating the impact and sustainability of a charity that uses an innovative ‘street therapy’ approach with some of the UK's most deprived young people.
Mental health research investment is disproportionately low in relation to the relevant disease burden. We argue that in order to gain significant advancement in the understanding and treatment of mental illness, funding for research has to be increased.
We are reviewing the evidence base for promoting positive mental health in workplaces and piloting and evaluating this with employer partners.
We are assessing the the effectiveness of a service-user designed self-management training programme in Wales.
This pan-European initiative aims to promote mental health in workplaces.
We are working with Family Action and a Children's Centre in East London to run a peer support group for young parents.
Dementia Choices is a project that is supporting and promoting different forms of self-directed support, including direct payments, and personal budgets in social care for people living with dementia and family carers.
The aim of this report is to raise awareness about the importance of sleep and how it is integral to our health, both physical and mental.
Learning for Life is a learning on prescription programme that offered adult learning courses for people experiencing common mental health problems in Northamptonshire, which resulted in the Learning for Life report.
This project aimed to evaluate service user and carer involvement in the work of the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU), as facilitated by the National Survivor User Network (NSUN).
Young carers of parents with severe mental health problems are an overlooked and poorly served group. This project investigated the experiences and needs of young carers whose parent(s) with severe mental illness.
This project revealed barriers preventing patients with depression from accessing exercise on prescription. They include funding constraints, and that many GPs simply aren’t aware that exercise schemes are available in their area.
Listen Up is the second phase of the Mental Health Foundation's six-year inquiry looking into the factors affecting children and young people's use and experience of accessing mental health services.
This project explored the concept of recovery from the perspectives of Black and Minority Ethnic women through one-to-one interviews.
This project aimed to find out which outcomes service users felt were most important to measure when evaluating the success of interventions.
The Mental Health Foundation evaluated how clinical systems in CAMHS teams across England had been implemented.
This project involved the evaluation of a therapeutic community for people with mental health problems.
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