What We Do

  • Participate in the public debate around mental resilience, suicide, mental health and recovery.
  • Participate in policy development across Government, helping Departments and officials when developing mental health policy and policies that can help to promote psychological wellbeing, resilience and good mental health.
  • Promote mental health across all society.
  • Encourage Government to think about mental wellbeing, resilience, mental health and recovery and to help integrate the ideas of mental resilience and mental health in all public policy making.
  • Create a focal point for mental wellbeing and mental health discussions and to speak out for those who have lived experience.
  • Challenge decisions where mental wellbeing, suicide prevention, good mental health and recovery are not considered, and where such consideration would be beneficial for society as a whole.
  • Build an evidence base to aid decision making and influence policy, by conducting or procuring bespoke regional research on issues relevant to mental health policy.

The work of the Mental Health Champion focuses on five key themes (which are not presented in any particular order):

  • Prevention and early intervention
  • Suicide prevention
  • Children and young people
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Service improvement