This page shows the latest items from the Rethink Mental Illness newsfeed.
ESA & PIP – a broken system
8 December 2017, 12:00 am
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’
My experience: Growing up with Selective Mutism
4 December 2017, 12:00 am
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.
5 tips to help you manage your money when you are not well
21 November 2017, 12:00 am
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.
A review of Member’s Day 2017
15 November 2017, 12:00 am
Meet Matthew Axbey – our Janey Antoniou 2017 Winner
14 November 2017, 12:00 am
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.
New drama highlights the impact of schizophrenia
13 November 2017, 12:00 am
Invisible Struggles – Youth Mental Health Conference
13 November 2017, 12:00 am
Invisible Struggles 2017 is a conference for young people ages 16 – 25, held by Rethink Mental Illness.
Get Involved – Chester Roadshow
10 November 2017, 12:00 am
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.
Seni’s Law – an important step forward
9 November 2017, 12:00 am
Tamanna Miah: My year of campaigning
8 November 2017, 12:00 am
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.
Research from university of Lancashire into the use of Physical Restraint
6 November 2017, 12:00 am
Promoting better mental health in the workplace
26 October 2017, 12:00 am
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.
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 commissioning 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