The monologue about mental health is finally – in recent times – transforming into a national, and international dialogue.
The Heads Together campaign is jointly co-ordinated by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, with the aim to end stigma around mental health in the UK.
The project is a partnership between several charities including Contact, a collaboration of military support organisations; YoungMinds, a charity that helps children and young people suffering from mental health problems; and Best Beginnings, which supports the mental health of pregnant women and new mothers.
Heads Together is the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon charity of the year and is hoping to change the national conversation around mental health.
Need urgent help?
We all struggle with our mental health at times, and we can all need help – whether over the loss of a job, relationship breakdown, disappointing exam results, depression or anxiety. Friends and family can be a great first response, but sometimes they don’t know how to help, or we feel alone. The good news is that there is always someone to turn to and many of the Heads Together partners run confidential helplines and online services.
For anyone experiencing a mental health problem
Call: 0300 123 3393,
email: email@example.com or text 86463
For under 25s
Call: 0808 808 4994, or visit
themix.org.uk for the free app
For parents or carers
Call: 0808 802 5544, or visit youngminds.org.uk/parentshelpline
Call: 0808 58 58 58 or visit
For veterans and family members
Contact. Call Help for Heroes (part of Contact) on
0808 2020 144 or
Combat Stress on
0800 138 1619,
text: 07537404719 or