Rethink Mental Illness

This page shows the latest items from the Rethink Mental Illness newsfeed.


    The Importance of Self Care

    17 October 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    The importance of co-production when comissioning services

    10 October 2017, 12:00 am


    Our response to announcement of an independent review of the Mental Health Act

    4 October 2017, 12:00 am


    New survey shows schizophrenia remains widely misunderstood.

    18 September 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    The barriers to co-production – a Q&A with Dr Phil Moore

    15 August 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    Co-production should be the norm, not the exception

    14 August 2017, 12:00 am


    Campaigns round up : great start to 2017

    8 August 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    The new mental health taskforce plan is welcome, but doesn’t go far enough

    31 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    People with mental illness face a ‘locked door’ to employment.

    27 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    Rethink Mental Illness at London Pride 2017

    14 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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!


    Celebrating Carers Week 2017

    12 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    Pride 2017: Young, bipolar and gay – Katie’s story

    7 July 2017, 12:00 am


    Shaun: Running 10km for Rethink Mental Illness

    5 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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.


    How to look after your mental health when travelling

    3 July 2017, 12:00 am
    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!


    Juliet Conlin: Hearing Voices

    28 June 2017, 12:00 am
    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.