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Mental Health Awareness Week: how Mental Health Innovations combats loneliness by making meaningful connections
Loneliness is the focus of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Our Head of Research Psychology Dr Ariele Noble looks at the link between loneliness and mental health and explores how we combat loneliness by facilitating meaningful connections for our service users, volunteers and businesses
Mental Health Innovations responds to government’s call for evidence to inform new 10 year Mental Health Plan
We respond to the Department of Health and Social Care's 12 week Call for Evidence to inform a new 10 year Mental Health Plan to support and improve the mental health and wellbeing of the nation.
How social media is driving young people to seek digital mental health support at night
Our Senior Clinical Advisor, Dr Fiona Pienaar, explores the recent trend of young people being driven by TikTok and social media to seek mental health support from our Shout text service at night.
Our Frontline: impact report
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the huge mental health toll faced by frontline workers, our service Shout joined Samaritans, Mind and Hospice UK to enable every frontline and key worker in the UK to access 24/7 support. Read about our impact here.
We've given thousands of people across the UK support with their mental health.
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Data & research
We use anonymised, aggregated data to generate unique insights into the mental health of the UK population. We use these insights to enhance our services and report on trends of interest for the broader mental health sector.
Our work to harness data insights and digital innovation to provide new technologies and mental health support to people across the UK is underpinned by our team of in house clinical experts.
We are the charity behind Shout 85258, the UK's first free, 24/7, confidential text support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
We work in partnership with Government and other public sector bodies, the corporate sector, academic institutions and the third sector to improve mental health in the UK.
In this video, Tim Woodhouse, Suicide Prevention Programme Manager for Kent County Council talks about some of the unique benefits of the partnership and how it has enabled the organisation to tailor its mental health support to different demographics in the county to provide 24/7 support.
Video transcript: Shout 85258's partnership with Kent County Council