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 that people who lived with mental health problems had their voices heard.

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We are working with the McPin Foundation, a registered charity, which is experienced in carrying out research that puts people with lived experience of mental health problems at the centre of the process. Together we engage people with a personal interest, clinicians and professionals to define the scope of research, ensure it is relevant and has a positive impact on improving experiences of mental health care.

Every penny we raise goes to a fund hosted by the McPin Foundation, which contributes expertise and administrative support. We share updates with our donors on how their money is being spent and any research findings through our newsletter. Join our mailing list here.


People’s lived experience of autism, of being diagnosed with personality disorders or complex mental health, is at the heart of what we do. It should be at the heart of research and and in attempts to improve support for 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 hosts Words That Carry On so the fund is able to benefit from its charitable status and draw on its expertise in carrying out mental health research led by people with lived experience.