Rethink Mental Illness

News and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental Illness

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 comissioning services

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

18/09/2017 01:00 AM
New survey shows schizophrenia remains widely misunderstood.
public still dramatically misinformed about schizophrenia New survey from Rethink Mental Illness show that, although there have been significant strides forward in public attitudes towards mental illness in recent years, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness.

15/08/2017 01:00 AM
The barriers to co-production - a Q&A with Dr Phil Moore
Following the successful ‘Meet your CCG’ campaign last year, Rethink Mental Illness has published the ‘Progress through Partnership’ report. This report highlights low levels of co-production within the design of mental health services, and identifies ways in which CCGs can be supported to involve experts by experience more.

14/08/2017 01:00 AM
Co-production should be the norm, not the exception

08/08/2017 01:00 AM
Campaigns round up : great start to 2017
As MPs set off for their summer break following the General Election, Chris from our campaigns team reflects on a busy six months and how, together with our supporters, we are helping shape mental health policy and ensuring that people with mental illness have a voice.

31/07/2017 01:00 AM
The new mental health taskforce plan is welcome, but doesn’t go far enough
New proposals, developed by Health Education England (HEE), announced today (31 July) present plans to increase the number of mental health professionals available in England. This ambitious strategy promises 21,000 new mental health posts across nurses, psychiatrists and support workers, as well as plans to improve retention of current staff.

27/07/2017 01:00 AM
People with mental illness face a 'locked door' to employment.
Today, (27 July), Rethink Mental Illness has released new findings which reveal that people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding from employers, which is keeping them out of the workplace, even when they feel well enough and ready to return to work.

14/07/2017 01:00 AM
Rethink Mental Illness at London Pride 2017
This year we attended our first London Pride and received an overwhelming positive response from the audience as we marched in the parade. We’ve also updated out LGBTQ+ factsheet, so if you would like to know more, click here. Below Fiona, from our fundraising team, tells us how she felt about the day!

12/07/2017 01:00 AM
Celebrating Carers Week 2017
During Carers Week (12 – 18 June), our carers services across the country were busy holding events and raising awareness around the important work that they do.

07/07/2017 01:00 AM
Pride 2017: Young, bipolar and gay - Katie's story

05/07/2017 01:00 AM
Shaun: Running 10km for Rethink Mental Illness
There are many different reasons why people fundraise for us, and everyone takes away something different from the experience. Many have lived experience themselves or know a family member who has. Shaun talks us through his journey and the good habits he picked up along the way.

03/07/2017 01:00 AM
How to look after your mental health when travelling
Travelling abroad is something that many people with anxiety find difficult. Sian has taken her first solo trip abroad with great success, and is now sharing her tips on how to travel with anxiety!

28/06/2017 01:00 AM
Juliet Conlin: Hearing Voices
Juliet Conlin is a writer and scientist whose latest novel, The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days, frames the phenomenon of voice-hearing in two contrasting ways, chronicling the joyful, wondrous experience of hearing voices, but also the agony and despair that some voice-hearers suffer. Below she talks about the history of hearing voices and how it is perceived in today's society.