The Fund sets out to achieve this by: (1) Raising funds; (2) Promoting and carrying out research; (3) Building awareness and sharing information; (4) Improving policy and practice and; (5) Providing support to those affected by depression and their families and friends.
We are committed to collaborating with mental health charities, academics and campaigning individuals in order to increase our understanding and management of people with mental health problems and the factors that heighten suicide risk.
Our partnership work includes being founding members of the Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC) and the Mental Health Research Funders Forum (www.mentalhealthresearchfundersforum.org.uk). We are also participants in the Call to Action for Suicide Prevention; coordinated by the Samaritans, 50 national stakeholders are working together to deliver positive change.
As a small organisation, with limited funds, we work in a highly targeted manner to ensure a meaningful and measurable impact from the activity we undertake. We are particularly keen to act as a catalyst, supporting important programmes of work that would otherwise have not taken place.
Our primary focus is to support research in order to help inform improvements in the knowledge and practice of health professionals and the general public.
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