About us:

Words That Carry On is a fund dedicated to investing in mental health research. It has been set up in memory of Lindsay Riddoch, an ardent advocate for better mental health services who was intent on ensuring people who lived with mental health problems had their voices heard.


Vision to fund vital research on personality disorders, autism and complex mental health needs to help people live happy, healthy lives. Screenshot 2020-02-02 at 15.13.47People’s lived experience of these conditions is at the heart of what we do, and should be at the heart of research and improvement in the support of service users. Words That Carry On wants to make a difference to people’s lives. We do this by raising funds, commissioning much-needed mental health research and lobbying for policy and practice change.

The McPin Foundation, a mental health research charity, hosts Words That Carry On so the fund is able to benefit from their charitable status and draw on their expertise and experience of carrying out mental health research led by people with lived experience of mental health problems.