Rethink Mental Illness

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

Celebrating Mental Health Nurses Day

Today, 21st February, social media is celebrating the remarkable and often challenging work of our mental health nurses across the UK. We asked David Munday, Lead Professional Officer for Mental Health at Unite the Union about the impact of the #MHNursesDay campaign and why we should be highlighting the work of our front line staff.
21 February 2019, 12:00 am

Why we’re supporting Shelter’s DSS Discrimination campaign

In January the charity Shelter launched a petition to address the discrimination people face when looking for some where to live while in receiving DSS. In just 4 weeks the petition has received thousands of signatures and highlighted the problem that many people face when looking for suitable accommodation. Jonathan from our campaigns team explains why we are backing Shelter’s call to end the practise of ‘No DSS’.
21 February 2019, 12:00 am

Oxford campaigners group: how we stopped the cuts.

Suddenly, there was shock news that Oxfordshire County Council was withdrawing their proposal for the £1 million cuts “due to overwhelming public pressure”
19 February 2019, 12:00 am

Telling your partner you live with a mental illness

If you meet someone, when is the right time to disclose your illness? We asked mental health campaigner Ellie about when she first tackles that tricky conversation.
14 February 2019, 12:00 am

Love, flowers & Prozac: dating and mental illness.

For Valentine’s Day we asked our followers about their experiences of dating and mental illness. Was it all hearts, flower and hiding the Prozac or could love blossom between counselling sessions? This is what our followers told us:
14 February 2019, 12:00 am

Improving care in your community for mental health

Today, Rethink Mental Illness are holding an event in parliament for group of MPs from all parties to explain what the new NHS Long-Term Plan means for mental health.
12 February 2019, 12:00 am

A Year of Climbing Hills

William Higham, Associate Director for Campaigns and Policy, looks back at some significant achievements over 2018.
28 January 2019, 12:00 am

The NHS Long-term plan – what does it mean for you?

You might have seen the coverage today about £billions more for the NHS with a big focus on improving mental health services. But with people who are most ill waiting the longest for mental health treatments, will this new money stretch far enough to help those most in need?
7 January 2019, 12:00 am

Our campaigns successes for 2018

28 December 2018, 12:00 am

HereAllYear: Shaun's Story

Shaun is a group coordinator and treasurer for our Southend Rethink Mental Illness support group. He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2012 but is now focusing on supporting others this festive season, organising a Christmas party for the group on 28 December.
12 December 2018, 12:00 am

"Today marks one year since I last self-harmed"

Our great friend and all round good guy, Carl Burkitt tells us his experience of self-harm and how he learned to treat himself with compassion and understanding.
10 December 2018, 12:00 am

How Jess was let down by the healthcare system

Jessica’s problems with her body image and academic pressure were a gradual process, and their beginnings are difficult to pinpoint. Having been let down by health professionals from the very beginning, she has now responded well to treatment and is living her life with the support of her family.
20 November 2018, 12:00 am

Meet Joy Hibbins – our Janey Antoniou 2018 Winner

Joy Hibbins, the winner of the Janey Antoniou award, Joy talks about how her own experiences led to her setting up the charity Suicide Crisis and inform her campaigning work.
20 November 2018, 12:00 am