About Us

What is the problem?

One in four people in the UK will suffer from a mental health problem at some point in their life.

Only about 1/5 of people with severe mental health problems and around 1/2 of those with less serious problems are in paid employment, yet 80% want to work.*

Isolation and Stigmatisation

Most people say they would not want anyone to know if they developed a mental illness.**

What are we doing about it?

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Recovery is not something that can be done to, or for, people
. It is a personal journey that can only be facilitated by others.

Our services aims to assist recovery whilst also alleviating some of the worst effects of mental illness, like unemployment and isolation. We aim to facilitate the recovery and increased independence of people who come to us by offering courses, classes and treatments which help to build confidence, skills, social networks and well-being, and open up new opportunities in lifestyle, work and training.

 Mental health statistics  Courses and classes     Photo galleries
What are we achieving?

In the past 12 months Heads Up has developed from almost nothing to...

What are we learning?
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Heads Up have gone through a lot of developments in 2012, and in 2013 we aim to make the service more participatory and collaborative - working with users, the community, other organisations and the general public.

In order to achieve this we are going to be conducting some research, and we would really appreciate your input!

 Read about the impact our service has on users  Please take the time to take our latest survey
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*(Stanley K & Maxwell D (2004) Fit for Purpose: The Reform of Incapacity Benefit IPPR).
** Rethink