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About mental illness
Here you can find information on different mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depression and eating disorders. This section also includes symptoms of mental illness and how to cope with suicidal thoughts and self-harm.
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Living with mental illness
With the right support and treatment, mental illness doesn't have to be a barrier to a fulfilling life. In this section find out more about medication, treatment options and how to look after your physical health and wellbeing.
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Rights & benefits
It’s important to know your rights when living with a mental illness or caring for someone who does. This section has information on mental health laws, rights and restrictions, social care, welfare benefits, employment and health care. It also includes resources on the police, courts & prison service.
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Information for carers
Our Carers Hub has lots of resources to help carers of people living with a mental illness. This section includes information on social services support for carers, mental illness running in families, confidentiality, supporting someone and what to do in a crisis.
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Our latest blogs
'The most difficult moment of my life': PT's story
PT lives with a number of different mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and psychosis. He had been in and out of mental health units for seven years before being placed in a Rethink Mental Illness accommodation service in 2015.PT's Story PT's Story
'I tried to break out of hospital' - Jamie's story
After being diagnosed with schizophrenia, Jamie tried to break out of a hospital by kicking down the doors. Since then, he has come a long way. Here's his story.Jamie's Story Jamie's Story
Life after the storm
I was experiencing the perfect storm of symptoms. I was off work, back at home with my parents, My doctor had changed my anti-depressant medication... It was the cherry on top of a bad situation.Life after the storm Life after the storm
Somerset to be a trailblazer for mental health care
A new alliance of charities has been formed to develop a bold new community-based mental health support service for Somerset residents.Somerset to be a trailblazer for mental health care Somerset to be a trailblazer for mental health care
Seasonal Affective Disorder: "I just wanted to hibernate"
For nine months of the year, Abigail is a bright and sociable woman that enjoys meeting friends and going to the theatre. But at the start of every year she feels different; lethargic and low.Seasonal Affective Disorder: "I just wanted to hibernate" Seasonal Affective Disorder: "I just wanted to hibernate"
“My diet was dictated by strict rules on food and exercise that I’d followed religiously”
Jessica’s problems with her body image and academic pressure were a gradual process. She was let down by health professionals, but has responded well to treatment and is now living her life with the support of her family.“My diet was dictated by strict rules on food and exercise that I’d followed religiously” “My diet was dictated by strict rules on food and exercise that I’d followed religiously”
How we are making a difference
We campaign and influence
Driven by people with personal experience of mental illness, we campaign nationally and locally to push mental health up the public agenda and change government policy for the better. Join our movement of passionate campaigners and help us make sure that everyone has access to high quality health care, no matter where they live or what their personal circumstances are.Read more about our campaigns Read more about our campaigns
We listen and advise
Our website provides advice to millions of people through over 200 award-winning factsheets. Our trusted advisors are also on hand to provide advice on the phone on living with mental illness, medication, care and treatment. They can be called as often as needed and will take time to explain and set out options about what to do next. If you are looking for support, you can trust us to get it right.Read more about our advice service Read more about our advice service
We care and support
For nearly 50 years, we have supported thousands of people every year to get through crises, live independently and ensure they don't face mental illness alone. Our network of 140 peer support groups offer a listening ear, practical help and social support. Our 200 plus services include everything from supported housing, one-to-one help for carers, to group activities for people leaving hospital.Read more about what we offer Read more about what we offer