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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 Mental Act White Paper: a big step towards change
The government has published the Mental Health Act White Paper, setting out their plans to reform the Act. Our Social Policy Manager Will Johnstone highlights the key areas that the White Paper sets out to change and how it impacts people living with severe mental illness.Read more Read more
Five ways to get moving around the house
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there are plenty of ways to exercise without leaving the house: mowing the lawn, indoor sock golf and lots more!Read more Read more
How to support your wellbeing over the festive season
The pandemic has meant that 2020 has been a year of disruption and cancelled plans. In this blog we offer some advice about how we can support our mental wellbeing if we’ve found the latest round of news difficult to cope with.Read more Read more
Tips for a happier, Covid-secure Christmas.
This time of year can be difficult for people living with mental illness, and this year is no exception. As we head into our first "social distanced Christmas", we asked our supporters how they will manage their wellbeing.Read more Read more
NHS Long Term Plan: the most important yet
Whilst the NHS regularly produces and shares planning documents, the latest – the NHS Long Term Plan – could be the most important for people severely affected by mental illness, their carers and organisations involved in the care and support of people with severe mental illness in a generation.Read more Read more
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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