In 1972 when John Pringle bravely spoke about his family’s experiences of mental illness he brought people together to talk about their experiences and support each other. The courageous steps he took are the foundations for Rethink Mental Illness today; we believe a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
As you remember your loved ones Rethink Mental Illness remembers them too. Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, live independently and to realise they are not alone.
Your support of Rethink Mental Illness by remembering a loved one helps to lead the way to a better quality of life for everyone affected by mental illness.
Setting up a tribute fund with Rethink Mental Illness for a loved one gives you a lasting way to remember them. With the dedicated donation page set up in their honour we are able to keep you frequently updated about donations made in their memory and the difference their fund is making to the people who rely on our support.
“I think of my brother and all of the other people out there just like him that need help from organisations like Rethink Mental Illness and from people that understand and care.
As a family, we set up a tribute fund, it was easy to do. We thought that at the same time as keeping Adam's memory alive, any money raised would be used to help others as well as raise mental health awareness.” Read Maria’s story
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If you are thinking about other ways to remember someone close to you, we are able to support you hold your own event or tea party, either as a one off or annually.
By doing so you’ll be helping to change the experience of people affected by mental illness.
Read how Sue remembers her daughter
£5 could help us answer calls and give practical information and advice
£16 could help us give one to one support though our local groups
£55 could help us invest more mental health services like our recovery houses
If you would like any more information or support on remembering a loved one contact Bernice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0207 840 3131