We are a mental health education charity supporting young people

Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma is a new mental health charity founded by renowned British mental health advocates, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn. The organisation is dedicated to breaking down walls surrounding young people’s mental health. Our primary objectives are reducing suicides, self-harm and stigma by improving and enhancing mental health support and information for young people, their families and educators.

We are a mental health education charity supporting young people

Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma is a new mental health charity founded by renowned British mental health advocates, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn. The organisation is dedicated to breaking down walls surrounding young people’s mental health. Our primary objectives are reducing suicides, self-harm and stigma by improving and enhancing mental health support and information for young people, their families and educators.

We aim to do this by identifying, funding, co-campaigning and raising awareness of effective but underutilised support services and mechanisms that already exist throughout the UK. We aspire to work closely and in alignment with other organisations who have a voice in the mental health space – sharing knowledge and best practice in order to strengthen and support young people in a way that will be truly meaningful and have the most impact.

In order to maximise our ability to provide support where needed, shine a light on mental health related issues and to campaign for change, we are also conducting research, in collaboration with our organisational partners, to ensure we gain the broadest and most thorough understanding possible of the mental health landscape as it stands today. This crucial information will enable us to identify where there is presently a lack in service provision and to focus our attention towards the areas where we believe we can make the greatest difference to young people before they reach a point of crisis.