The benefits system is designed to be a safety net for people across the country who find themselves unable to work or in need of financial support. It is one of the cornerstones of our society and exists for all of us when we need it. But it is desperately failing people, including people living with severe mental illness.
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About Rethink Mental Illness
We’re Rethink Mental Illness and no matter how bad things are, we can help people severely affected by mental illness to improve their lives. We’re on a mission to bring about meaningful change, through our services, groups and groundbreaking campaigns.
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Our advice and information service
The Rethink Mental Illness advice and information service offers practical help on a wide range of topics such as The Mental Health Act, community care, welfare benefits, and carers rights. We also offer general information on living with mental illness, medication and care.
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