About Us

SANE is a leading national mental health charity which aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness.

SANE's vision has remained consistent throughout its history: to raise public awareness; excite research; and bring more effective professional treatment and compassionate care to everyone affected by mental illness.

Our aims are:

  1. To raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and fighting to improve mental health services.
  2. To provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public.
  3. To promote and host research into the causes and more effective treatments of mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.

The SANE Creative Awards Scheme offers grants to individuals and carers affected by mental illness to encourage them to develop their creative potential.

The charity is independent of government and is entirely dependent upon voluntary donations.


SANE (limited by guarantee). Registered Charity No. 296572. Registered Company No. 2114937.