Rethink Mental Illness

News and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness

08/12/2017 12:00 AM
ESA & PIP - a broken system
We know that people with mental illness face enormous barriers in the welfare system. But the full of extent of these challenges has been laid bare with the publication of our new report 'It’s broken her: an assessment of disability benefit and mental health’

04/12/2017 12:00 AM
My experience: Growing up with Selective Mutism
Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder that affects both children and adults. It is believed that one in 150 children are affected and it is more common in girls that in boy. In this specially commissioned blog, Carl Sutton from iSpeak discusses growing up with this misunderstood disorder.

21/11/2017 12:00 AM
5 tips to help you manage your money when you are not well
Until a few years ago Black Friday was little known outside of the USA - but in today’s connected world, offers of large discounts and unbelievable deals constantly fill our screens and send our notifications into overdrive. This blog for Black Friday, Chris shares her tips for looking after our money when we might not be in a great position.

15/11/2017 12:00 AM
A review of Member's Day 2017

14/11/2017 12:00 AM
Meet Matthew Axbey - our Janey Antoniou 2017 Winner
I first realised something was wrong during my first term at university. It didn’t take too long to work out what: I had depression. This weekend I received the Janey Antoniou Award which recognises my contribution to changing the lives of people with mental illness.

13/11/2017 12:00 AM
New drama highlights the impact of schizophrenia

13/11/2017 12:00 AM
Invisible Struggles - Youth Mental Health Conference
Invisible Struggles 2017 is a conference for young people ages 16 - 25, held by Rethink Mental Illness.

10/11/2017 12:00 AM
Get Involved - Chester Roadshow
Rethink Mental Illness’s North West Regional Committee in conjunction with Chester PLUS are putting on a roadshow in Chester highlighting the power, value and range of volunteering opportunities that exist across the whole of Cheshire.

09/11/2017 12:00 AM
Seni's Law - an important step forward

08/11/2017 12:00 AM
Tamanna Miah: My year of campaigning
This Saturday, as part of our national members day, we will be presenting the 2017 Janey Antoniou Award to a campaigner who has made an outstanding contribution to bringing about change for people with mental illness. In this special blog, our winner for 2016 Tamanna reflects on her year as our Janey winner and how we can all make a difference.

06/11/2017 12:00 AM
Research from university of Lancashire into the use of Physical Restraint

26/10/2017 01:00 AM
Promoting better mental health in the workplace
The publication of 'Thriving at Work' could be the start of a much-needed culture change in the workplace. We spend a lot of our time at work, and unsurprisingly our job can have a huge impact on our wellbeing and mental health.

17/10/2017 01:00 AM
The Importance of Self Care
Self-care is important. Whether you have a mental health issue or you're caring for someone who does - it needs to be a priority for all of us. Chloe Brotheridge hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution: a Quieter Mind, a Calmer You tells us why.

10/10/2017 01:00 AM
The importance of co-production when commissioning services

04/10/2017 01:00 AM
Our response to announcement of an independent review of the Mental Health Act