We want you to have everything you need to run successful campaigns, and have created these resources to condense all of Rethink Mental Illness's campaign experience.
This library will be updated as often as possible but if you feel something is incorrect or missing do let us know by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources to help you campaign
Writing a letter or email. If you are contacting a local decision maker, such as your MP, Chair of your Clinical Commissioning Group or Councillor, this can help you construct the perfect letter! Let us know how you get on.
Meeting with a local decision maker. It might be your first time meeting with someone locally or you might meet them on a regular basis. This guide can give you some top tips to help you prepare for your meeting and get the most out of it.
Write your own press release. One of the best ways to get your campaign out there is getting some local media coverage. A press release is a great way to acheive this.
Campaigning on cuts or changes to services. If there are changes happening locally that you don't support, this guide can help you work out what you can do and campaign for change.
Our policy statements
We have various policy statements about a wide array of areas within mental health. We do try to keep this up-to-date but the policy landscape changes so much this might not always be possible. If you have any questions or want to double check anything with us, please email email@example.com.
You can download our statements by clicking on the links below:
Improving Lives is our response to the Government's Green Paper on Work, Health and Disability (February, 2017)
Lethal Discrimination is a report about how the system fails people with serious mental illness, resulting in reduced life expectancy.
The Lost Generation report explores why young people with mental illness are being left behind, and what needs to change.
Schizophrenia - The Abandoned Illness is one of the most comprehensive reports detailing the dysfunctional system of care for people with schizophrenia, and includes key recommendations to promote change.
The MP and Staffers' Guide to Mental Health was produced by Rethink Mental Illness, Mind and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to help MPs and their staff to give the right support and advice to people with mental illness.
Investing in Recovery makes the business case for investment in recovery focused interventions for schizophrenia and psychosis.
Our list of physical health resources has a comprehensive range of materials about the physical health needs of people with mental illness.