Sign up to the Mental Health Challenge

The Mental Health Challenge is a network where councillors across England can share ideas, seek advice and receive support with the aim of enhancing the mental health of their local communities.

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Councils can have a significant impact on their local area by promoting better mental health.

In light of this, seven mental health charities created the Mental Health Challenge. The Challenge is a growing network, begun in Dorset by Councillor Michael Bevan, where councillors of different political persuasions across England share ideas, seek advice and receive support with the aim of enhancing the mental health of their local communities.

Every local area is different. Every 'member champion' will have their own unique priorities. The Challenge seeks to recognise their interests, hopes and concerns by supporting them to introduce effective interventions and to speak up for mental health.

Learn more and see if your council have signed up to the Challenge.