Family Mental Wealth is a government-funded social enterprise co-founded by Dr Elizabeth McNaught (a GP with lived-experience of mental ill-health in her teenage years) and her parents Nick & Carol Pollard (former research psychologist and lifelong social-entrepreneurs).
Our mission is to play a significant role in supporting mental health provision for children and young people through digital tools to facilitate family-based self-help, appropriately integrated with educational and clinical support.
We work in collaboration with a wide range of academic and clinical centres of excellence, and government funding agencies, as we seek to make evidence-based knowledge skills and tools available for families everywhere.
Our name ‘Family Mental Wealth’ summarises our vision. We are here to support families. We have a diverse team, but we are led by a family that has been through the challenges of childhood mental health and is passionate about helping other families. And ‘mental wealth’ is a positive term, combining ‘health’ and ‘wellbeing’. It reflects our commitment to help families build mentally healthy lives.
There are many different types of families, and for some people their network of close friends is ‘family’ to them. Indeed, we often refer to the ‘school family’, the ‘scouting family’, and the ‘military family’. At Family Mental Wealth we consider families in their broadest possible sense, and seek to provide resources and support for them all.