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For nearly fifty years we have been the voice of people severely affected by mental illness. Every year thousands of people see our media coverage, read our blogs and share the stories that matter to them. Take a look around our news and stories archive and be inspired today.
Latest Press Releases
Our response to new action requiring government to improve treatment of benefits claimants living with a mental illness
We respond to news that the Equality and Human Rights Commission will require the Department of Work and Pensions to improve its treatment of people living with disabilities, including mental illnesses.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to 10-year mental health plan announcement
Mark Winstanley, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness, responds to launch of 10-year mental plan consultation.Read more Read more
We respond to government plans exclude trans people from legislation to ban conversion therapy.
We respond to government plans to exclude trans people from legislation to ban conversion therapy.Read more Read more
Our response to the 2022 Spring Statement
Mark Winstanley, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness, responds to the government's 2022 Spring Statement.Read more Read more
Urgent campaign launches to increase awareness of psychosis
We've launched a new campaign to raise awareness of psychosis and encourage people to seek urgent support if they’re concerned about themselves or a loved one.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness signs the Race at Work Charter
Rethink Mental Illness has joined over 800 organisations by signing the Race at Work Charter. Find out what the charter is, and why it is an important step in our aim to becoming an anti-racist organisation.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
"A perfect fit" - Maria and Roy's supported housing journey
Roy was contemplating taking his life as Maria was thinking about applying for a job at Rethink Mental Illness. They met, became friends, bonded over dogs, and the rest, as they say is history…Read more Read more
“It is still ok not to be ok, even as a parent,” Chloe’s story
With a diagnosis of bipolar affective disorder and psychosis, Chloe assumed motherhood was not for her, but in 2018 she found out she was pregnant. On Mother’s Day, she discusses experiencing psychosis after her daughter’s birth, and how it’s crucial to seek support.Read more Read more
Our three recommendations for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis
To mark our 50th Birthday, Rethink Mental Illness has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of psychosis and the importance of early intervention. In this blog, Eva Bell, our Policy and Research Officer, explains the three recommendations we have for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis.Read more Read more
From severe mental illness and blindness to being a CEO with vision: Carolyn's story
After experiencing psychosis and becoming temporarily blind, Carolyn hit rock bottom. But with help from an Early Intervention team and her own resilience, she became a campaigner, gained a degree and is now a successful CEO.Read more Read more
The long road to DID diagnosis - Vanessa's Story
51 year old Vanessa had a “long road” to reach her diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), but is passionate about guiding others who suspect they have DID to seek advice.Read more Read more
"The character I play has such similar lived experience to me"
Rethink Mental Illness ambassador Juliette Burton is currently on stage in Measured, a new play examining the hidden consequences of living with an eating disorder. Both Juliette and the writer of the play, Emma, bring their lived experience to the production and we caught up with them to find out more.Read more Read more
Let’s make people experts in their own mental health
Jessica, who experiences Schizoaffective Disorder, discusses her idea of creating distance learning courses for mental health conditions so that people can become experts in their own illnesses.Read more Read more
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