A closer look at one of the UK's leading mental health charities
SANE is a leading mental health charity established by Marjorie Wallace in 1986. It has three core objectives:
- Raise awareness and combat stigma
- Provide care and emotional support
- Initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illnesses
Over 23,000 people have joined the community to show their support for mental health. Joining is simple, free, and can be anonymous if you wish. Simply register online at sane.org.uk
This campaign aims to reduce the stigma and encourage people to seek help early, rather than suffering in silence. A "Black Dog" is a universal metaphor for depression, notably used by Winston Churchill. Black Dog sculptures designed by artists and celebrities have been placed in business foyers, public parks and shopping centres throughout the UK to encourage people to find a more accessible language in which to express their feelings.
This is a virtual community focusing on mental health in people aged 18-25. It highlights relevant issues for young people through multimedia platforms and celebrates the ingenuity, passion and dedication of young people tackling the stigma of mental health
Yes, volunteers work on SANE’s telephone helpline and its Textcare service, or respond to letters and emails. SANE gives training, development and support to all volunteers.
People who are compassionate, warm, empathetic, resilient, and ready to take on a new challenge.
Over 23,000 people have joined the community to show their support for mental health
- Donate online at sane.org.uk
- Donate by cheque, made payable to SANE
You can help fundraise for Sane by contacting their Fundraising Team on 020 3805 1790, or email [email protected]
Sane has available places in running events including The Great North Run, the Leeds 10K, the Vitality British 10K London Run, and the upcoming Santa Run. Find out more here.