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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
Becoming an anti-racist organisation - progress update May 2021
Next week is the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer in Minneapolis. In the days and weeks that followed, the global response to this horrendous event forced us to confront our own shortcomings in challenging racism.Read more Read more
Primary and community mental health services to be improved with £1m investment
£1million will be invested in to primary and community mental health services in Sheffield over the next three years.The national charity, Rethink Mental Illness, has selected Sheffield to be one of four national sites in England to develop new models of delivering mental health care with voluntary, community and social enterprises (VCSEs).Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness welcomes NHSE commissioned review of Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) by relevant Mental Health Trusts
Response of Associate Director of Policy and Practice, Lucy Schonegevel, to the NHS England commissioned review into SIM.Read more Read more
Tragic loss of Philippa Day reinforces urgent need for an independent inquiry into benefit deaths
Deputy CEO Brian Dow reacts to the calls for an independent inquiry into benefits deaths after the tragic loss of Philippa Day.Read more Read more
New survey reveals overwhelming majority (88%) of people severely affected by mental illness report discrimination still widespread.
The need to tackle stigma and discrimination experienced by people severely affected by mental illness has been laid bare in a new survey by the charity Rethink Mental Illness. Here's our reaction to the findings.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness statement on High Intensity Networks
In recent weeks we have become aware of growing and serious concerns about the High Intensity Networks/the Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model, which is being used in some parts of the country.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
No one would ever know I was a carer unless I told them
If I had to summarise my experience of caring in one word, it would be this: guilt. I'm a carer for my brother, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia more than twenty years ago. His diagnosis had defined his life and, to a large extent, mine too.Read more Read more
Caring for Carers: The Carers Oxfordshire Service
For Carers Week 2021, we chat with Kay Francis from The Oxfordshire Carers Service about how her team is meeting the needs of carers in the local community.Read more Read more
Being a carer during the pandemic
Paul Marsh, 66 has been married to Julie, 62, for over 40 years. In the early years of their marriage, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Paul was working, and while his job was stressful, it meant he could support Julie and their young family.Read more Read more
"We are so grateful for our volunteers"
We hear from the amazing volunteers that make our work possible, about why they are involved with Rethink Mental Illness and what they get out of their time with us.Read more Read more
“BPD impacts my life in every way” – Gabby’s story
Upon finishing her degree at the University of Sheffield, Gabby is hoping to undertake campaign work to raise awareness and educate others about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In this blog, she tells us more about her experience of living with the condition and why it is so important to fight the stigma that surrounds it.Read more Read more
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