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From 2016 to 2019 the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust ran the Mental Health Fellowships programme, funding individuals to travel abroad to learn more about how community-based solutions are being created in response to some of today’s most pressing mental health challenges.

The Mental Health Foundation was the expert partner in this programme, helping to shape its aims and select the successful candidates from hundreds of applicants and provide mentoring to the successful Churchill Fellows. In total, 59 Fellows were chosen to investigate best practice in 17 countries and bring back new evidence and ideas to create positive change in their profession, practice and communities in the UK. 

The briefings fall into four categories: equality and diversity, creativity and innovation, trauma and adversity, growing up and growing old. You can read the briefings here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/influencing-policy/winston-churchill-memorial-trust/briefings

Alternatively, listen to Mental Health Fellows discussing their key learnings and findings here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/influencing-policy/winston-churchill-memorial-trust/podcasts

Source: The Mental Health Foundation, www.mentalhealthorg.uk