We exist to transform the health, social and economic inequalities of excluded groups.

We support teams to take what works in the clinic out onto the streets, to help young people where and when they need it.

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Working with you

Our clinical and youth practitioners offer interactive and long-term experiential training

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Thinking with you

Our expert consultants help services and teams articulate the change they want to see 

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Learning with you

Our knowledge base and evidence, built over a decade of practice, is available to support local systems change

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Your donation today means that more excluded young people access holistic support and improve their mental health.



Target amount: £2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: £2,805.00



Help us to support more excluded young people towards brighter futures.




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Our Impact

Our approach gives people a radically different experience of asking for help and of improving their own lives

What we do


MAC-UK has worked intensively and in the long-term with over 900 young people since we began in 2008.


The average cost per contact hour with the project, significantly cheaper than the NHS average for similar services.


The number of projects we have worked with, including 4 which are running today

Latest news

  • We took to the streets of London to talk to young people - here's what they said

    Ten years after MAC-UK was founded we decided to get back out on the streets and talk to young people about the messages they want to send to decision makers. “If you had a message for people in power” we asked, “what would it be?” Read on to see how young people responded and to hear some reflections from Dr Charlie Howard, the founder of MAC-UK. Read more

  • Why You Wasting Time - by Keesha and Alex

    Following on from our Parliamentary event on 13th September we are releasing the lyrics from the song 'Why You Wasting Time', which was written and performed by Keesha and Alex. Please take the time to read the lyrics and to reflect on their insights about the challenges excluded young people can face. Read more

  • Sign MAC-UK's petition to tackle serious youth violence

    01/08/18: We have launched a petition to stand with young people in calling on the Home Secretary, the Mayor of London and the Metropolitan Police Chief to ask young people for help to find solutions to serious youth violence. Sign and share our petition and be part of the solution to serious youth violence. Read more

  • Announcement from MAC-UK's Board of Trustees

    10/07/18: An update from our Chair of Trustees and Chief Executive Read more

  • Making Men of Our boys

    04/07/18: Andre, a Youth Worker and Assistant Psychologist, has written about what more needs to be done to support excluded young people. Read more

  • MAC-UK announces collaboration with Secret Cinema

    18/05/18: Secret Cinema joins MAC-UK on our journey to transform mental health support for excluded young people. Read more


  • Run for MAC-UK at the Hackney Half

    Five spaces are available for people wishing to run for MAC-UK in the Hackney Half Marathon on 20th May 2018. Read more