We are a dynamic and passionate charity with all funds raised going directly to those in need of our vital support. We also campaign and lobby governments for changes that act as preventative measures, and improve the lives of those suffering from mental health issues and their families.
The Shaw Mind Foundation believes that absolutely every single penny donated can make a huge difference to those who are affected by mental health issues around the world.
We stand alongside those currently experiencing mental health issues, and are proud to act as an advocate for those that feel as though they have lost hope. We tackle the stigma and misconceptions that can come with mental health issues.
The Shaw Mind Foundation is also totally committed to supporting sufferers in developing countries and socially deprived areas around the globe.
It is our aspiration to ensure that treatment and recovery from mental health problems is made available to all, regardless of location, financial situation or the nature of their illness.
Our current projects
Supporting children whose parents have a severe and enduring mental illness
Around 17,000 children in the UK have parents with a severe and enduring mental illness, and are often living in poverty. We want to make sure that they don’t feel alone and that their voices are heard.
Our crusade for compulsory mental health education
Our government petition – to make mental health education a compulsory subject in all UK schools.
Free talks at schools, colleges, universities and non-profits
The Shaw Mind Foundation offers free talks and visits to schools, colleges, universities and other non-profits around the UK and US.
Supporting and investing in mental health research
By having a deeper knowledge of why an illness occurs, diagnosis and treatments can be sped up and improved. Mental illness is no exception.