A better life for everyone affected by mental illness
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
Find advice and information
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.
Learn more about mental illness About mental illness
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.
Learn more about living with mental illness Living with mental illness
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.
Learn more about rights and benefits Rights & benefits
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.
Learn more about being a carer Information for carers
Search for a service or group
We are the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 200 services in England. Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, we have over 100 groups in England.
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Latest news & stories
OCD and Me: Oli's Story
What it is like to have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Oli from Rethink Mental Illness talks frankly about living with the condition and what it is like to experience intrusive thoughts.Read Oli's blog Read Oli's blog
Telling your partner you live with a mental illness
If you meet someone, when is the right time to disclose your illness? We asked mental health campaigner Ellie about when she first tackles that tricky conversation.Read Ellie's blog Read Ellie's blog
Today marks one year since I last self-harmed
Our great friend and all-round great guy, Carl Burkitt, tells us about his experience of self-harm and how he learned to treat himself with compassion and understanding.Read Carl's blog Read Carl's blog
Being sectioned at 18: Degrading and life-saving
What were you doing when you were 17 about to turn 18? Partying? Smoking and drinking? Working? Starting a family? Looking round university? Gap year? I was sectioned under the mental health act.Being sectioned at 18: Degrading and life-saving Being sectioned at 18: Degrading and life-saving
How you can help
Fundraise with us
From making cakes to running a marathon, by raising money for our work you’ll help create a better future for people severely affected by mental illness. Check out our fundraising pages today.Find out more Find out more
Campaign with us
Whether its signing a petition, meeting your MP, or holding your an event, there are lots of way you can transform the lives of people affected by mental illness & their carers. Join our movement today.Find out more Find out more
Become a member
For just £6 a year you can become a member of Rethink Mental Illness and have a say in how the charity is run, get our regular magazine and attend our events and conferences. Sign up today.Find out more Find out more