Rethink Mental Illness and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental IllnessESA & PIP - a broken system We know that people with mental illness face enormous barriers in the welfare system. But the full of extent of these challenges has been laid bare with the publication of our new report 'It’s broken her: an assessment of disability benefit and mental health’/news-views/2017/12/esa-pip-a-broken-systemFri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMTMy experience: Growing up with Selective MutismSelective 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./news-views/2015/04/growing-up-with-selective-mutismMon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT5 tips to help you manage your money when you are not wellUntil a few years ago Black Friday was little known outside of the USA - but in today’s connected world, offers of large discounts and unbelievable deals constantly fill our screens and send our notifications into overdrive. This blog for Black Friday, Chris shares her tips for looking after our money when we might not be in a great position./news-views/2017/11/5-tips-to-help-manage-your-money-when-youre-not-wellTue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTA review of Member's Day 2017/news-views/2017/11/members-day-2017Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTMeet Matthew Axbey - our Janey Antoniou 2017 WinnerI first realised something was wrong during my first term at university. It didn’t take too long to work out what: I had depression. This weekend I received the Janey Antoniou Award which recognises my contribution to changing the lives of people with mental illness. /news-views/2017/11/meet-our-janey-antoniou-2017-winnerTue, 14 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTNew drama highlights the impact of schizophrenia/news-views/2017/11/new-drama-highlights-the-impact-of-schizophreniaMon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTInvisible Struggles - Youth Mental Health ConferenceInvisible Struggles 2017 is a conference for young people ages 16 - 25, held by Rethink Mental Illness. /news-views/2017/11/young-peoples-mental-health-conferenceMon, 13 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTGet Involved - Chester RoadshowRethink Mental Illness’s North West Regional Committee in conjunction with Chester PLUS are putting on a roadshow in Chester highlighting the power, value and range of volunteering opportunities that exist across the whole of Cheshire./news-views/2017/11/chester-roadshow-make-a-differenceFri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTSeni's Law - an important step forward /news-views/2017/11/senis-law-an-important-step-forwardThu, 09 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTTamanna Miah: My year of campaigningThis Saturday, as part of our national members day, we will be presenting the 2017 Janey Antoniou Award to a campaigner who has made an outstanding contribution to bringing about change for people with mental illness. In this special blog, our winner for 2016 Tamanna reflects on her year as our Janey winner and how we can all make a difference. /news-views/2017/11/tamanna-miah-my-year-of-campaigningWed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTResearch from university of Lancashire into the use of Physical Restraint/news-views/2017/10/agenda-and-physical-restraintMon, 06 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMTPromoting better mental health in the workplaceThe publication of 'Thriving at Work' could be the start of a much-needed culture change in the workplace. We spend a lot of our time at work, and unsurprisingly our job can have a huge impact on our wellbeing and mental health./news-views/2017/10/promoting-better-mental-health-in-the-workplaceThu, 26 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe Importance of Self CareSelf-care is important. Whether you have a mental health issue or you're caring for someone who does - it needs to be a priority for all of us. Chloe Brotheridge hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution: a Quieter Mind, a Calmer You tells us why./news-views/2017/1/the-importance-of-self-careTue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe importance of co-production when commissioning services /news-views/2017/10/the-importance-of-co-production-when-commissioning-servicesTue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTOur response to announcement of an independent review of the Mental Health Act/news-views/2017/10/our-response-to-independent-review-of-the-mental-health-actWed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT