At SANE, we believe that:

  •  Justice_For_Joe_campaignEveryone with a mental health problem should have the best possible information and support for their condition.
  • Everyone deserves a voice in choosing the treatment that best suits their individual needs. 
  • Care should be holistic, and pay attention to both physical and mental health. 
  • All families and carers should have information and support to enable them to carry out their role, and have their own needs assessed.
  • Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation should be provided in hospital or community facilities.
  • The recovery process should offer meaningful occupation, and ensure safety, privacy and dignity.

Mental illness in the media

We campaign to challenge the way mental illness is perceived and portrayed in the media. 

We help individuals with experience of mental health problems speak to journalists, broadcasters and researchers, to share their stories and articulate the reality of mental illness.

Schizophrenia and employment

Employment rates for people with severe and enduring mental illness are low in the UK. Our study found that only 8% of individuals with schizophrenia are in work. Since then, we have brought together leading experts to campaign for employment and schizophrenia to become a local health priority.