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Charity Links

Useful information on UK charities

Lundbeck UK recognise that the work UK charities undertake is integral to helping provide patients with access to support, information and education.


Mind provide advice and support with the aim of empowering those experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.


Their vision is for everyone experiencing a mental health problem to get both support and respect.


To find out more about the work Mind do, visit www.mind.org.uk/


SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness, following the overwhelming public response to a series of articles published in The Times entitled The Forgotten Illness.
Written by the charity’s founder and chief executive, Marjorie Wallace, the articles exposed the neglect of people suffering from mental illness and the poverty of services and information for individuals and families.


SANE is now a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to its aims and outcomes:



  • To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and fighting to improve mental health services.
  • To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers, as well as information for other organisations and the public.
  • To promote and host research into the causes and more effective treatments of mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression, and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.


SANE also directly supports fundamental neuroscience research alongside studies into treatments and therapies.


To find out more about the work SANE do, visit www.sane.org.uk/



Rethink is one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness in the UK. Their vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. But they don’t want to stop there, they want to try and transform the way our nation approaches mental illness at every level.


To find out more about the work Rethink do, visit www.rethink.org/


Anxiety UK

Anxiety UK was established to promote the relief and rehabilitation of persons suffering from agoraphobia and associated anxiety disorders, phobias and conditions in particular, but not exclusively, by raising awareness in such topics.


Anxiety UK have over 50 years’ experience of supporting individuals and organisations requiring assistance with anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. They offer a range of services delivered by professionals; supported by staff and volunteers with personal experience of anxiety, stress, and anxiety-based depression.


To find out more about the work Anxiety UK do, visit www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer’s Society is a leading UK dementia charity. They campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.


Their ambition is that by 2022, all people newly diagnosed with dementia will have an offer of support and that people will be able to manage dementia and live better. A range of services to help people affected by dementia find the right support, advice and information are offered.


To find out more about the work Alzheimer’s Society do, visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Their aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. The charity provides support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, whilst campaigning for the rights of people with dementia and funding vital dementia research.


To find out more about the work Alzheimer Scotland do, visit www.alzscot.org/


AWARE is the depression charity for Northern Ireland. A Derry born charity, AWARE has an established network of support groups across the country, which are run by trained volunteers. Support groups welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder as well as carers for people with the illness. They also deliver Information Outreach sessions and attend community events to give more information about AWARE and its services.


AWARE’s vision is for a future where people can talk about their mental health openly, access services appropriate to their needs and have the skills and knowledge to maintain positive mental health.


To find out more about the work AWARE do, visit www.aware-ni.org/

Bipolar UK

Bipolar UK are on a mission to empower everyone affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential. Bipolar UK is the only national charity dedicated to empowering individuals and families affected by bipolar. Their integrated service consists of more than 85 peer support groups, facilitated by trained and supported volunteers. They have a moderated eCommunity with over 9000 active users and also provide one-to-one peer support provided by telephone and email.


They aim to provide a comprehensive peer support service for people affected by bipolar and act as a voice of the community to change public attitudes and build a society that enables people affected by bipolar to live well and fulfil their potential.


To find out more about the work Bipolar UK do, visit https://www.bipolaruk.org/


Parkinson’s UK

Founded in 1969 as the Parkinson’s Disease Society, the now Parkinson’s UK is a dynamic network of expert staff, health and social care professionals, volunteers and researchers. They work together with an aim of improving life for everyone living with Parkinson’s in the UK and a goal to bring forward better treatments and a cure.


Today, their focus is on research as well as providing information and support. They have also expanded to improve services for people affected by Parkinson’s through education and training for professionals and campaigning.


To find out more about the work Parkinson’s UK do, visit https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/


Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. Today, in over 60 communities, they work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others. These services together with their national programme work in ‘See Me’, ‘respect me’, suicide prevention and active living; inform their policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.


To find out more about the work SAMH do, visit www.samh.org.uk/

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