Our ambassadors

We are proud that the first ambassadors of Mental Health UK are Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn.

About Jonny and Neil

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar. His 2014 social media campaign with one of the Mental Health UK founding charities, Rethink Mental Illness, to #FindMike, reunited him with Neil Laybourn, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal.

The #FindMike campaign was the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, The Stranger On The Bridge. Jonny and Neil now work together full-time visiting schools, hospitals, prisons and workplaces across the UK to talk about mental health and suicide prevention.

Future Ambassadors

We’re on the lookout for people with a passion to help us raise awareness of mental health. Being an ambassador for Mental Health UK means representing our charity and influencing the way people think and feel about mental health by sharing your story and your enthusiasm. It’s not about making or raising money, but helping us to spread the word and educate others about mental health.

If you know someone who you think might be interested, please get in contact with our media team

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Your donation will make the difference

£5 could keep online resources up-to-date, so that people living with poor mental health who need support with legal problems can access our online letter templates.

£50 could provide art materials to a support group, helping members relax, open up and build new friendships during art therapy sessions.