There are many wonderful mental health charities you can support this World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10th October).
From donating £5 to organising a fundraiser, there are plenty of ways you can support their pivotal work. Looking to make a difference? Take a look at 10 mental health charities you can help today:
1. Anxiety UK
Anxiety UK provides support for those who have been diagnosed with anxiety, plus anyone who is affected by stress and anxiety-based depression. The national organisation have an expert team of medical advisors who work tirelessly to help and care for those around the country.
2. Bipolar UK
Existing to help those living with manic depression or bipolar disorder, Bipolar UK want to help everyone live well and reach their potential — no matter what they are going through. Whether you are at university or are newly-diagnosed, they are here to help.
Men's mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) is leading the movement against male suicide. As well as donating via their website, some of the ways you can make a difference is to raise money by fundraising, volunteering and spreading the word. We can all play our part to flatten the mental health curve.
4. Mental Health Foundation
Since 1949, The Mental Health Foundation have had a vision to create a world with good mental health for all. "Prevention is at the heart of what we do, because the best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it from happening in the first place," the team says.
As well as donating, some other ways you can support this charity include getting involved with peer programmes, helping with Mental Health Awareness Week and fundraising.
Mind exist to empower anyone who has a mental health issue, no matter what age they are. As well as raising awareness and campaigning for better mental health, they also offer training for those who want to learn about how to tackle mental health challenges in their workplace.
The team say: "We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner."
6. No Panic
No Panic helps people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other anxiety-related disorders. They specialise in self-help recovery programmes and provide people with the skills they need to manage their condition and work towards recovery.
7. Rethink Mental Illness
With a goal to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life, Rethink Mental Illness are one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness. Looking to make a difference? Why not donate what you can today.
The UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health, YoungMinds offer support to empower the next generation. Whether you're looking to give monthly or a one-off donation, every gift can help them to fight for a future where young minds are supported.
Together is a national charity working alongside people to help their mental health and wellbeing. Since 1879, they have offered a wide range of resources to help people of all ages navigate life with confidence.
10. Centre For Mental Health
With over 30 years of experience, this charity exists to understand mental illness, promote mental health and wellbeing, and to challenge inequality.
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