Here you’ll find a wide range of over 100 factsheets on topics from medication to the Mental Health Act. They have been created by experts at Rethink mental Illness’ Advice and Information Service, and all of them have achieved the Information Standard for their clarity and simplicity.
This factsheet looks at your rights to see your health records and how to do this. It explains what to do if you think the information on your health records is wrong. In this factsheet, when we say ‘record’ or ‘records’, we mean your health record.Download
If you have a mental health condition, you may be worried that in the future you will not be able to make decisions for yourself due to mental illness. Some people choose to keep a record of how they would like to be treated, or not be treated, if they are ever in this position. When someone makes this kind of request or refusal, it is called an ‘advance statement’.Download
If you have found it difficult to get what you want from the NHS or social services, advocates can help you to express your concerns, get information and explore options for moving forward.Download
This factsheet explains more about what advocates do, how they can help you and how you can find one near you.
This factsheet gives information about antidepressants. Antidepressants can help with different mental health problems including low mood, depression and anxiety.Download
If you experience psychosis as part of an illness, you may be offered antipsychotic medication. Antipsychotics are generally used to treat psychosis, but are also used to treat bipolar disorder and depression. This factsheet explains more about antipsychotic medication.Download
This factsheet gives information on different types of anxiety disorders, how they are diagnosed, and the causes and possible treatments. It explains what treatment the NHS should offer you if you are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. It could also help you if you’re a carer, friend or relative of someone with an anxiety disorder.Download
This factsheet explains what you can do if you disagree with a decision about your benefits. It has information about mandatory reconsideration and how to appeal to a tribunal.Download
If the police arrest you and think that you may vulnerable they have to call an appropriate adult for you. This factsheet looks at who may be vulnerable, what an appropriate adult (AA) is and what they do.Download
This factsheet has information about Assertive Outreach Teams. It explains what they do and when you might be with them.DownloadDownload
This factsheet can help you if you are worried that a friend, relative or loved one needs help for their mental health. It suggests what you can do and where to go to get help and support. It can be helpful for all mental health conditions but gives particular information on helping someone who is experiencing symptoms of psychosis.Download