Rethink Mental Illness

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

My Marathon Journey

The London Marathon takes place this Sunday and this year we’ve got 22 runners taking part who’ve raised over £30,000 between them for us and each has their own story and reason for taking part. Nicholas Hough tells us about his recovery from ulcerative colitis and why he’s running for Rethink Mental Illness.
17 April 2018, 12:00 am

Five Tips for Managing Stress

While stress is not widely seen as a mental illness, high levels of stress can exacerbate underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. In this short blog of Stress Awareness month, we asked our colleagues for their tips on managing stress.
12 April 2018, 12:00 am

Staying together: "Four things I've learned about relationships & mental health"

Claire and her husband have been together for nine years. In that time they’ve learnt a thing or two about relationships, bipolar disorder, and each other. Here Claire shares the key things that work for them…
29 March 2018, 12:00 am

Running in the snow and being my own inspiration

The entire of Friday night was spent reading over my fundraising page, looking at the comments from all the amazing sponsors and I woke up Saturday morning thinking “I’ve got to blooming run it!”. So I did!!!
8 March 2018, 12:00 am

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018: Why are prevention and early intervention strategies crucial?

Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018: Why are prevention and early intervention strategies crucial?
2 March 2018, 12:00 am

Self Harm Awareness Day: How I cope with self harm

Today is Self Harm Awareness Day and we asked, Chris, from our campaigns team to give us her 5 tips for coping with self harm. If you’d like to learn more about self harm or how you can help yourself and others, take a look at our fact sheet here:
1 March 2018, 12:00 am

Our Top 5 Tips for Good Mental Health at University

Going to university can be a very enjoyable experience. There is no reason why going to university with a mental health issues should be any different, but it does mean that you have a few extra things to bear in mind when you go. Here are our top 5 tips on maintaining your mental health at university…
28 February 2018, 12:00 am

CQC report shows it's time we #actformentalhealth

Today, the Care Quality Commission released their annual Monitoring the Mental Health Act report and it highlights people with severe mental illness are still not being involved in their own care while under the act nor being advised on their legal rights.
27 February 2018, 12:00 am

What eating disorders are really about

Eating disorders are about far more than just food. I realized this as I started to let go of my eating disorder. The preoccupation with many calories I had consumed or restricted was simply a complex disguise. On a deeper level, my eating disorder was a safety net. Food was no longer food.
26 February 2018, 12:00 am

The Infinnity Project for artists enters second year

The InFinnity Project launched last year for the first time in memory of a young artist Finn Clark aged 25 who took his own life.
22 February 2018, 12:00 am

What next for ESA & PIP assessments?

Assessments for disability benefits should be transparent, timely and accurate. Our It’s Broken Her report, published in December last year, showed that the assessment processes for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) do not to pass these tests. This failure has damaging repercussions for claimants with all forms of conditions, but they are particularly acute for people affected by mental illness.
15 February 2018, 12:00 am

New report recommends recording face to face benefit interviews

In September 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee put out a call for evidence on the medical assessments for disability benefits PIP and ESA carried out for the Department of Work and Pensions by private contractors Capita, Atos and Maximus today they have released their report with the recommendation that they record face to face interviews.
14 February 2018, 12:00 am

Changes to PIP – what we know so far.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people with a mental or physical health condition to help with the extra cost of living because of ill health or disability. In January 2018 the government announced huge changes to who recieves these benfits and how they are assessed. While the scope of these changes is still unclear, the links below offer a round up of what we know so far.
12 February 2018, 12:00 am

Time to fix a broken system

Our research found that 38% of claimants felt that delays in decisions led to deterioration in their mental health, and 19% had to take higher doses of medication in order to cope with the increased stress as a result.
26 January 2018, 12:00 am

What's going on with Personal Independence Payments?

We’ve seen some potentially huge changes to who receives Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in the last few days. If you’re not sure what PIP is or you’re confused about what this new direction from the Government means for you then have a look at our PIP FAQs below.
24 January 2018, 12:00 am