Our media team work with print, broadcast and online journalists across England. We can provide comment on a range of issues relating to severe mental illness and also have a bank of case studies. Our specialist areas are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe depression and personality disorder. We do not cover eating disorders.
Rethink Mental Illness comment on media reporting of Germanwings plane crash
The charity Rethink Mental Illness has teamed up with NHS England and other mental health organisations to launch a major new Taskforce aimed at dramatically improving mental health services in England.
Rethink Mental Illness response to a new report by the Work and Pensions Committee which calls for an independent review to investigate whether benefit sanctions are being applied fairly.
Rethink Mental Illness and Mind's Time to Change campaign brands The Voices as an 'irresponsible film that will fuel damaging stereotypes about people with mental health problems'
Our response to new plans nnounced by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, for people with mental health problems to start receiving treatment at Jobcentres, with the aim of helping them get back into work.
Our response to new proposals by the children’s mental health taskforce to radically overhaul children and young people’s mental health services.
In response to breaking news that the Deputy Prime Minister will be investing £1.25 billion in children’s mental health services, Mark Winstanley, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness said:
Our response to a new manifesto launched by The Times, aimed at mproving mental health care for children and young people.
A Tribunal has encouraged the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to trial changes to its fit-for-work benefits test, after finding that it puts people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and autism at a “substantial disadvantage”.
Our response to a new report Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which warns that many people – including children and young people – experiencing mental health problems are being held in police cells