Trustees Report and Consolidated Financial Statement for Rethink Mental Illness 2014 - 15
The Trustees of Rethink Mental Illness present their Directors? Report and their Trustees? Strategic Report, which together comprise the Trustees Annual Report, and the consolidated financial statements for the Charity for the year ended 31 March 2015 as required under the Charities Act 2011 and the Companies Act 2006.
Our mission statement is Leading the way to a better quality of life for everyone
affected by severe mental illness. In furtherance of this mission, the Trustees are committed to
campaigning, the provision of high quality services, and supporting people with severe mental
illness including their families and carers.
Trustees recognise the need to plan effectively for the future in order to deliver this mission
and, during 2010/11, the Board of Trustees developed a ten year vision for what they would like to
see happen for people affected by severe mental illness and their families. This vision identifies
five overarching objectives:
• Reaching a tipping point in relation to public attitudes to mental illness.
• Ensuring optimal care is delivered early.
• Improving outcomes for people with severe mental illness and their carers and families.
• Working towards improved responses to the needs of people with severe mental illness in the
criminal justice system.
• Continuing to develop an organisation that cares, is dynamic, is ambitious and is fit for the
The objects for which the Fellowship is established are to act as a non-sectarian non-
party-political national charitable organisation for the relief and support of sufferers and the
families of sufferers from schizophrenia and related conditions; for research and education as to
the causes, consequences and management of such diseases; and for advice and assistance in the
field of mental health and welfare.
The principal activities of the Charity are to:
• Provide information, advice, support and services of a high standard to Rethink Mental Illness
members and other people experiencing severe mental illness, their families and carers, in areas
such as housing, welfare education, training, rehabilitation, employment, recreation, advocacy,
psychological therapies and crisis intervention.
• Improve and spread understanding about severe mental illness.
• Campaign nationally and locally for high quality care, including both acute and long term
services. In pursuance of these objects, Rethink Mental Illness has had regard to the guidance from
the Charity Commission on the provision of public benefit. The first principle requires Rethink
Mental Illness to identify the benefits and the second to demonstrate that these benefit the public
or a section of the public.
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