what we do
mental health campaign
better treatment for women with mental health problems
Three out of every five women in England and Wales have been affected by mental health problems of some kind - 15.2 million girls and women. If you think that's shocking, then consider the devastating impact it has on the women themselves, their families and communities.
So many people are affected there's a good chance that many of you reading this will understand only too well...
Mental health problems can be triggered by: emotional or physical abuse, bullying, changing school, getting into debt, relationship breakdown, bereavement, redundancy, leaving home or getting pregnant. For many it is a combination of these which can cause the onset of mental health problems; the cumulative effect makes it harder to cope with each new challenge.
To cope with the stress, depression, sleeplessness and worry, many girls and women resort to damaging and risky behaviour such as: regularly getting drunk, leaving jobs, staying in bed, losing friends, sleeping around, getting into debt and self-harm.
Read about two women who were brave enough to tell us their stories.
We held a launch event in London and politicians and partner organisations told us what they think are the main issues affecting women's mental health.
If you think women deserve better support to overcome their mental health problems, please sign up and pledge your support.
read our report
Our 24-page research report describes the common triggers for mental health problems in girls and women and the impact of poor mental health. The report examines how women cope, how they feel about the support they receive and makes recommendations for change.
There are so many ways you can support us, from holding a fundraising event to volunteering