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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.
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Mental Health Act white paper signals reform
The government will today unveil a white paper, setting out its plans to reform the Mental Health Act. This will be the first time the act has significantly changed since 1983.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to new Public Health England data
Yesterday, Public Health England released new data that reveals for the first time that people severely affected by mental illness are 4.5 times more likely to die before the age of 75, with significant regional variations.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to "Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2019/20"
Today saw the release of the report, Monitoring the Mental Health Act in 2019/20, produced by the Care Quality Commission.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness welcomes government winter mental health plan and commitment to additional funding
"This announcement demonstrates that the groundswell of people and organisations calling for a new social contract on mental health is being heard."Read more Read more
New polling reveals scale of public support for suspending benefit sanctions during the pandemic
New online research for Rethink Mental Illness shows a majority of 6 in 10 UK adults (59%) support their call for the government to suspend sanctions on claimants of Universal Credit for the next six months.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness response to new Covid-19 national lockdown
The government announced another national lockdown in efforts to lessen the number of coronavirus cases on Saturday evening. Here's our response.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
The Mental Health Act: Not perfect and in need of reform
Last week the government announced plans to update and modernise the Mental Health Act. In this blog, Ashley who is 23 years old and was diagnosed with psychosis discusses her experiences of being detained under the Mental Health Act and what changes she would like to see.Read more Read more
The Mental Act White Paper: a big step towards change
The government has published the Mental Health Act White Paper, setting out their plans to reform the Act. Our Social Policy Manager Will Johnstone highlights the key areas that the White Paper sets out to change and how it impacts people living with severe mental illness.Read more Read more
Five ways to get moving around the house
During the Covid-19 pandemic, there are plenty of ways to exercise without leaving the house: mowing the lawn, indoor sock golf and lots more!Read more Read more
How to support your wellbeing over the festive season
The pandemic has meant that 2020 has been a year of disruption and cancelled plans. In this blog we offer some advice about how we can support our mental wellbeing if we’ve found the latest round of news difficult to cope with.Read more Read more
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