This page shows the latest items from the Rethink Mental Illness newsfeed.
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.
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.
Yesterday NHS England announced proposals for the first ever targets for seeing people in a mental health crisis.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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’.
Suddenly, there was shock news that Oxfordshire County Council was withdrawing their proposal for the £1 million cuts “due to overwhelming public pressure”
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.
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:
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.
William Higham, Associate Director for Campaigns and Policy, looks back at some significant achievements over 2018.
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?