Campaign for change
Rethink Mental Illness supporters campaign nationally and locally to improve the lives of everyone living with mental illness. Together, we have pushed mental health up the public agenda and changed Government policy.
Take action now - read about our campaigns below:
Download our General Election 2017 Toolkit
The General Election is just four weeks away. This is your chance to choose a candidate that could make a real difference in the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. We want all party candidates to Speak Up for Mental Illness during this election. Keep up to date with our campaigns
Help us campaign to change the lives of people affected by mental illness by signing up to be a Rethink Mental Illness campaigner.
We believe that everyone should be able to live in a safe and secure home. Supported housing is essential to mental health recovery. Rethink Mental Illness launched a petition to the Prime Minister, Theresa May asking her to ensure full funding for supported housing for people severely affected by mental illness.
Find out more about running your own campaign
Whether you want to tackle stigma, save a local service or fight for changes to the law - the Take Action Guide is full of information and tips to help you create and run your own campaigns.
This is an exciting time for mental health. The Mental Health Taskforce has published its recommendations to improve mental health outcomes over the next five years. Within this, the NHS has committed to £1billion to implement the recommendations of the Taskforce.
The Government have committed to making the benefits system more supportive for those with disabilities and illness and we will campaign to make sure they do. You are likely to see a lot about benefits over the next year or so and we hope you will be able to campaign alongside us when you do.
With your support we have been campaigning for increased mental health funding over the last few years. With new money currently being promised to mental health we want to ensure there is transparency about where the money is going and how it is actually spent on the ground.