Rethink Mental Illness has a factsheet about mental illness and work. Our advice team can give you information about mental illness and housing. But what are important things to know about mental illness and relationships? Here Claire shares her story of love, vulnerability and bipolar...
Schizophrenia Awareness Week is almost here! The week runs from 5-10 October and aims to raise awareness of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and psychosis.
Competition time! You might have noticed the growing trend of colouring-in books for adults, which have topped the bestselling book lists since the start of the year. To celebrate, we are putting together a very special 2016 'colouring-in' calendar – and your design could be part of it.
A fairer welfare system is one of our key campaign priorities. So what are we doing about it? Tom Morrison from our Campaigns & Policy Team takes us behind the scenes, explaining what recent developments mean for people affected by mental illness, and how we're working for positive change.
Sharon is a mental health campaigner and volunteer. For Work-Life Balance week, she talks about how her voluntary work helps her stay well, and about how spreading her work between face-to-face meetings and online campaigning lets her fit more in!
A reformed ‘workaholic’, Laura works full time at a large credit card company. In September 2014 she was diagnosed with traits of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. For Work-Life Balance Week Laura shares her story, and tells us how work can feel like part of a problem, and be part of your recovery...
For most couples, planning a wedding is a whirlwind of flowers, food and fancy frocks. But on a day that was filled with joy, Leanne and Ross also wanted to honour a friend who wouldn't be there. Here Leanne talks about remembering Scott, and about raising funds and awareness for Rethink Mental Illness.
It has been reported that a coroner has concluded for the first time that a man with mental illness committed suicide as a result of being found “fit for work” by the Department for Work and Pensions’ work capability assessment (WCA).
Ian is passionate about increasing service user involvement in secure psychiatric settings. As Rethink Mental Illness’ Recovery and Outcomes Manager, and as a former resident of secure care himself, it’s not surprising. He recently travelled to Holland to see how they do things there. Does England lead the field, or do we have a lot to learn from the Dutch system?
Sami is one of 166,363 people who are young and caring for a dependent, although that number is believed to be much bigger. Sami is a young carer, but she is also a daughter, student, sister and friend. She is also a Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) champion on a project led by five organisations including Rethink Mental Illness. As a champion, Sami has been involved in making change for young carers whilst caring herself. Here she blogs about life with her family...