Rethink Mental Illness

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

Mothers Day: How becoming a mother made me confront my OCD

Shakira Akabusi has lived with OCD for much of her life. When she saw it was starting to cause her son to copy some of her compulsions she decided to take action.
29 March 2019, 12:00 am

In the saddle for Rethink Mental Illness

Last year Natasha O’Sullivan cycled over 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising £3,300 for Rethink Mental Illness in the process.
27 March 2019, 12:00 am

NHS England releases new interim report on access times for treatment

Yesterday NHS England announced proposals for the first ever targets for seeing people in a mental health crisis.
12 March 2019, 12:00 am

How books help us to examine the experience of being a human

Tarnia who works in our Children and Young People programme as part of our anti-stigma project, Time to Change, tells us how our in-house monthly book club helps us to examine the human experience and enjoy moments of connection.
7 March 2019, 12:00 am

EDAW: How to (not) support your family member or friend in recovery

As Eating Disorders Awareness Week draws to a close, myself and colleagues from Rethink Mental Illness reflect on the support from friends and family that we have received throughout our recovery from an eating disorder, and share what has helped us (as well as what hasn’t!).
2 March 2019, 12:00 am

Eating disorders have no body type!

Sarah Ojikutu is a Young Champion who is currently working on Rethink Mental Illness’s co-production projects. For this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah discusses the impact of stereotypes and how these can act as a barrier to accessing the right treatment at the right time.
25 February 2019, 12:00 am

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