At SANE, we believe that...
We campaign to influence mental health policy and improve services. Our current focus is on improving safe and timely access to inpatient psychiatric care.
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.
The Black Dog Campaign aims to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Our Black Dog statues are all over the country, giving mental illness a physical presence. We hope that this will enable and encourage people to acknowledge and talk about it, as well as seek help if needed.
To find out how to get involved with our Black Dog Campaign, click here.
Employment rates for people with severe and enduring mental illness are low in the UK. Our study, carried out between 2012 and 2013, 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.
We give young people the opportunity to learn more about the issues surrounding mental health, by inviting them to produce creative pieces describing what mental illness means to them.
To find out how to get your school involved, click here.