After everything we’ve been through, millions of us are struggling.
This Christmas, we’ve got to act. We need to make sure there’s proper mental health support for everyone who needs it. Donate today >
We need a fully funded reform of the Mental Health Act that recognises and tackles structural and institutional racism.
We know implementing Seni's law won't bring him back and we also believe nobody should have to experience what Seni and his loved ones have.
A mental health ward should be a therapeutic environment where people receive the care and support they need.
Compassionate care is what's needed for all.
Use of restraint is not only humiliating. It can be life threatening.
Black people - particularly men like Seni - are still far more likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act and restrained against their will.
Healthcare professionals are also four times more likely to section Black people than white people.
This can't continue.
In 2020-21, 3,436 people were subject to face-down or 'prone' restraint. The most dangerous and life threatening.
This is completely unacceptable.
The restraint used on Seni was found to be excessive, unreasonable and disproportionate at his Inquest.
Today the #MentalHealth Units (Use of Force) Act 2018 - also known as Seni's law - has finally come into action.
Seni was a 23-year old Black man who died at a mental health facility after being restrained by 11 police officers.
Content warning: Eating Disorders.
The Daily Express has kindly chosen Mind as the beneficiary of its Christmas campaign, By Your Side. Here Emily shares her story about one person at her local Mind who saved her life >
It’s #TimeToTalk Day on Thursday 3 February. 📅
Join us in the nation’s biggest #MentalHealth conversation as friends, families, communities, and workplaces come together to talk, listen and change lives.
Find out how you can get involved >
Calling all streamers – Mind needs you! Pick Mind for your charity stream this festive season, and the money you raise will give people somewhere to go when they feel alone, and help us campaign for mental health. Sign up here and make a difference >
Getting active can really benefit our #MentalHealth.
But it's getting colder and darker, so going out to exercise is 'snow' laughing matter 🥶
The #MakeYourMove videos are free and can all be done inside via @undefeatable's YouTube channel.
"Celebrating yourself is one of the bravest things you can do."
Emily hated her cerebral palsy in childhood. But on #InternationalDayOfPeopleWithDisability she shares how learning to embrace her ‘difference’ has transformed her mental health > #IDPWD2021
"No, really. Tell me about it." 💙
We all need to chat sometimes. But having someone who wants to listen can make a huge difference to our #MentalHealth.
#BritainGetTalking's new film has an important message.
This Christmas let's give an ear and truly listen 👂
Are you willing to #MoveforMind? You can walk, run, skip, dance, swim, rock-climb, trampoline, even vacuum the house. All you need to do is move. Join our 30-day challenge to raise money for Mind the fun way and fight for mental health. Sign up here > 1/2
[Helen mentions weaning herself off medication - it's best to reduce your dose gradually. Stopping medications suddenly (going cold turkey) can make withdrawal symptoms worse, and for some medications can be dangerous.]
"I tried to fight having medication for a long time and once I was taking it, I always thought I'd stop one day and wean myself off so that I didn't have to 'rely' on it to keep me healthy and deal with the stigma of taking antidepressants."