Marathon Man Andy Ware tells us why he's taking on the challenge of the 2015 London Marathon, and why he supports Rethink Mental lIllness.
Selective mutism is a severe anxiety disorder that affects both children and adults. It is believed that one in 150 children are affected and it is more common in girls that in boy. In this specially commissioned blog, Carl Sutton from iSpeak discusses growing up with this misunderstood disorder.
In April 2015 Lizzie Bell will be running the London Marathon to raise funds for Rethink Mental Illness. Here she explains how her dad's mental illness affected her family, and why that's motivated her to raise funds.
What does mental illness look like? Can a photo show what it’s like to have conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder? Time to Change have launched a new range of photographs to illustrate media stories about mental illness.
Alice Hoyle has recently had her first book published that explains schizophrenia to children. The author works as an advisory teacher of Personal Social and Health Education and is a mum of two girls aged 3 and 5. As an active supporter of Rethink Mental Illness she is donating all her royalties from the story to the work of the charity.
Time to Talk Day sees funding extension continue
When faced with the question ‘what would you like to see change in terms of mental health?’ its difficult to put down in only 450 words all the change that I wish would occur. There are so many issues for young people that need to be tackled and must be tackled soon.
In November I was honoured to be given this year’s Janey Antoniou Award and it really got me thinking about the bigger picture. I’ve never really thought much about what I do, I enjoy it, it’s engaging, it gives me a sense of purpose and I get just as much support from it as anyone.