Rethink Mental Illness

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

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

100 years of compassion and understanding

11 November 2018, 12:00 am

What is happening to Universal Credit and will it affect me?

Universal Credit has been appearing in the news more frequently with talk of ‘delayed rollouts’ and ‘welfare reform’ taking up space in the headlines. Trying to cut through what this actually mean to those of us claiming benefits can be difficult.
18 October 2018, 12:00 am

Marta di Forti explains her research into recreational cannabis use

Dr Marta Di Forti is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social, Genetic, and Developmental Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is also honorary consultant for Adult Psychiatry with the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust. In this interview we find out more about her research into the effects of recreational cannabis use.
17 October 2018, 12:00 am

Our response to today's announcement of a new ministerial position overseeing suicide prevention

A minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the global mental health summit, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.
10 October 2018, 12:00 am

Recovery houses: an important stepping stone home

For some people with mental illness, the transition from hospital to returning home can be frightening and overwhelming experience – especially if you have been away from your community for an extended period. Our recovery houses provide a vital stepping stone and a chance to learn vital skills that will help them gain their independence. We asked Natasha from one of our support houses to tell us more about the impact they have
5 October 2018, 12:00 am

Being sectioned at 18: Degrading and life-saving

Most people remember their significant birthdays as a time of fun and enjoyment – but for actress & writer Juliete Burton, looking back on her 18th Birthday brings back vivid memories of being detained under the Mental Health Act. As part of our #actformentalhealth campaign, Juliette Burton took time our from her award winning Butterfly Effect tour to write about her experiences.
4 October 2018, 12:00 am

Expert by Experience: Rafik's Story

25 September 2018, 12:00 am

I met my MP to talk about the Mental Health Act

Susanne is the mother of someone who was detained under the Mental Health Act earlier this year, so she was keen to meet with her MP, Justin Tomlinson, over the summer to discuss how the Act can be improved.
24 September 2018, 12:00 am

Young people and psychosis: Our new research says they are unaware of warning signs

Rethink Mental Illness’ bid to raise awareness of psychosis among young people as they start university, often a time of stress and change which can trigger mental health problems.
18 September 2018, 12:00 am