Our accounts and funding
In 2018/19, we invested £30 million to improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. This level of investment would simply not be possible without the help of our amazing supporters.
How we raised our money
The largest source of our income comes from contracts with local authority and NHS Commissioners to deliver our services. As in previous years the pressure for commissioners to look for savings continues, however despite a number of changes to our service delivery provision we have been able to mitigate some service losses through new service growth, particularly within our Advocacy and Prisons/Criminal Justice Services.
Thanks for the continued support from our generous donors, we have been able to maintain our level of income from fund raising activities which has enabled up to continue to support our beneficiaries through a number of activities, including our campaigns, groups and information service line.
- Thanks to the generosity of individuals who remembered Rethink Mental Illness with a gift in their Will, we received £401,000 in legacy income.
- Income from corporate partners grew, thanks to our partnerships with Virgin Trains, Branston Potatoes, Cripps Pemberton Greenish, Janssen and others. Capital One supported us for a second year by taking part in a number of fundraising events.
- We received grants from charitable trusts totalling over £330,000 to support projects which develop our capacity and support more people impacted by mental health problems. Thanks to Stone Family Foundation for their grant for our Evidence and Impact project, to Sport England for enabling our Physical Activity project and to City Bridge Trust for supporting our Step-Up University project, delivered in universities in London.
- We raised over £330,000 through individuals taking part in events such as the London Marathon, treks in the UK and skydives. Community fundraising grew significantly during the year raising over £120,000. Growth was achieved through increased engagement with fundraising volunteers across the country, including engaging with university fundraising groups. In September 2018, we launched our fundraising event Walky Talky, raising over £10,000 in its first year.
- Our generous supporters continue to engage with our work, through regular gifts and donating to appeals throughout the year.
How we supported people
In 2018/19 our services directly supported more than 16,700 people across a range of services. You can see the breakdown below. If you’d like to find out more about our life-changing services and support, click here:
1,363 People in prisons and criminal justice
3,610 Community services
1,389 Crisis, recovery and nursing care
We also supported 6,746 people through our advice service and thousands more people via our online mental health information.
None of this would have been possible without the enthusiasm and generosity of our supporters, staff, volunteers and professionals. Thank you to everyone who helped us change so many lives.