Julie Sheen is a coordinator of Rethink Mental Illness support groups in Chester. But she’s also a mental health nurse, an award-winning patient champion, and someone with lived experience of severe mental illness. For World Mental Health Day this October, Julie and the other members of her group are organising a conference with a difference: one that’s been designed and led by people affected by mental illness. She shared her inspiring story with us...
A report by the University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness has outlined particular groups where suicide is on the rise.
From an early age I suffered with mental health problems in the form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Of course, back then I didn’t know what mental health was, let alone OCD.
Ian Callaghan blogs about the upcoming National Recovery & Outcomes conference, which brings together people who live and work in secure care to learn from each other and share best practice, in as enjoyable way as possible.
"The road to recovery for people with mental illness looks like it just got rockier."
A recent survey of people with mental health problems about benefits suggests that cuts could lead to greater costs down the line, with more people having to turn to other forms of support. In light of these new data, a group of leading mental health organisations are coming together to voice their concerns.