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For nearly fifty years we have been the voice of people severely affected by mental illness. Every year thousands of people see our media coverage, read our blogs and share the stories that matter to them. Take a look around our news and stories archive and be inspired today.
Latest Press Releases
Rethink Mental Illness responds to BBC Panorama undercover investigation
Our response to the BBC's Panorama undercover investigation at a mental health hospitalRead more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to Chancellor's statement
Rethink Mental Illness has commented on the Chancellor's statement, or mini-budgetRead more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to government's 'Plan for patients'
Rethink Mental Illness has said mental health must be higher up the agenda. Read more here.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness statement on death of Her Majesty The Queen
Rethink Mental Illness offers its sincere condolences to the Royal Family and everyone else affected by this loss.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness comments on annual suicide statistics
Rethink Mental Illness highlights the need to tackle many of the risk factors for suicide such as debt, financial stress and housing instability.Read more Read more
New prime minister must have bold vision for mental health or lives will be lost
Rethink Mental Illness has urged the new prime minister Liz Truss to prioritise mental health with a bold vision that goes beyond the NHS.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
"Anorexia is not only about weight management" - Victoria's story
Victoria has lived with anorexia for 25 years, and has noticed in that time that the media’s portrayal of her condition doesn’t even come close to what it is really like. Her anorexia impacts her life in lots of different ways, every day. But, after a quarter of a century, she has developed numerous techniques that help her to cope with her diagnosis. Here’s her story.Read more Read more
"Thoroughly draining" - Fiona's experience of suicidal thoughts
For Suicide Prevention Month, Fiona talks us through the times in her life where she was overcome with suicidal thoughts, how she got through the tough times and her message for anyone else experiencing thoughts of taking their own life.Read more Read more
"A bully in my head" - Rose's story
For Suicide Prevention Month, Rose talks to us about the differing opinions on suicide, her own experience of suicidal thoughts and the importance of putting yourself first when searching for ways to cope.Read more Read more
How to manage feelings of grief
After the death of Her Majesty The Queen, we share some guidance on how to manage feelings of grief.Read more Read more
We all have a part to play in suicide prevention
Every year on 10 Sept organisations around the world come together to raise awareness of how to build an environment where less people die by suicide. How well are we doing on that?Read more Read more
Mental Health Manifesto for a new Prime Minister
As the UK will shortly have a new Prime Minister, the Mental Health Policy Group has developed a manifesto, setting out five areas that the next Prime Minister must address in order to improve the lives of people with mental health problems and improve the mental health of the nation.Read more Read more
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