Welcome to Wish

Established in 1987, Wish is the only national, user-led charity working with women with mental health needs in prison, hospital and the community. Wish provides independent advocacy, emotional support and practical guidance at all stages of a woman’s journey through the mental health and criminal justice systems, acts to increase women’s participation in the services they receive, and campaigns to get their voice heard at a policy level. It is unique in its long-term commitment to each individual.

Donate to Wish

If you’d like to support us, you can make a one-off donation or set up monthly donations.


COVID-19 Update – mental health support

Our office is currently closed, but Wish workers are still here for you. We all need more support and encouragement at this difficult time, and understand that the current situation may make women feel more fearful and trigger past experiences.

If you are struggling, please contact your usual support worker by phone or email. We are also preparing resources: activities you can explore whilst in lockdown, and advice on healthy eating and exercise. Counselling sessions will continue by phone or video with those women who want this.

We also have our own resources on coronavirus, which we’ll be updating over the next few weeks. Click here to see more.

We hope that women everywhere will reach out when they need support, as being in isolation or cooped up with others is not an ideal situation for anyone. Please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Text support from Shout

Feeling anxious, worried or stressed? Text 85258 to SHOUT for text support.

Wish on social media

Like Wish on Facebook. You can find the Wish page here.

And follow Wish on Twitter here.