Our values of hope, understanding, expertise, commitment, passion, and openness underpin everything we seek to achieve. Following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, we made a firm commitment to become a truly anti-racist organisation.

In the weeks and months that followed the murder of George Floyd, Rethink Mental Illness has had honest – and at times painful - conversations with employees, people severely affected by mental illness, and partners across the health and social care sector. In 2021, we made a firm commitment to become a truly anti-racist organisation. 

What does this mean to us? It means putting equity (or fairness) at the heart of everything we do. It means campaigning for better mental health support for people from Black, Asian, or minority ethnic communities, working with them to co-design the services they need, and challenging the inequalities that underpin poor mental health. It also means creating a truly inclusive and anti-racist workplace.

We will seek out and listen to the experiences of those affected by racism and ensure they have a platform. We will lend our support and our voice to the work of organisations tackling racial inequality, and we will continue with our efforts to ensure a truly anti-racist workplace.