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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 statement on High Court ruling in Jodey Whiting case
Alex Kennedy, Head of Campaigns and Public Affairs, responds to today's High Court ruling where the family of Jodey Whiting lost an appeal for a new inquest to examine the role of the Department for Work and Pensions in her death.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to new Office for National Statistics figures on suicides in 2020
The Office for National Statistics published new figures this morning into the number of deaths by suicide that occurred in 2020.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to government social care reforms
Our response to the government's new health and social care reforms, and what it means for mental health social care provision.Read more Read more
Bereaved relatives and leading mental health charity call on DWP Secretary of State to launch public inquiry into benefits deaths and serious harm
Families who have lost loved ones in cases where the Department for Work and Pensions has been implicated in their death, have today written to the Secretary of State, Thérèse Coffey to demand a public inquiry into deaths and serious harm related to the benefits system.Read more Read more
Reforming the Mental Health Act: our reaction to the governments response to consultation
Today, Thursday 15 July, the government published its response to the Mental Health Act consultation. Mark Winstanley, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness responds.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
"Be kind to others as not every struggle is visible": Harriet's story
Harriet’s battle with depression, anxiety and irrational thoughts left her feeling suicidal, but talking to family, friends and her therapist has helped her gain the strength to help raise awareness about serious mental health issues.Read more Read more
Fiona's story: "The more they know, the more they can help"
While the conversation about mental health has moved at pace in recent years, the discussion about suicide and suicidal thoughts still remains a taboo subject. In this blog for World Suicide Prevention Day, Fiona discusses her own experiences and offers some tips on how to talk openly about this difficult subject.Read more Read more
Putting coproduction at the heart of our suicide prevention services
Rethink Mental Illness are very proud to be working across NW London to develop a multi-agency suicide prevention plan, rollout suicide awareness training for professionals and implement innovative projects and pilots for the local population. NW London has a diverse local population of over 2.4 million and there is much suicide prevention activity already underway.Read more Read more
A day in the life of a Mental Health Breathing Space debt adviser
No day is the same and every client has their own story to tell. Being in a client-led advice role has been satisfying and inspiring. Read more about a day in the life of a Breathing Space debt adviser.Read more Read more
How your experiences of the welfare system can help to change it
Policy and Research Officer Eva Bell explains what the new Health and Disability Green Paper and National Disability Strategy are, how they affect people living with mental illness, and what you can do to get involved.Read more Read more
“Not everyone will fit into a ‘box’": Jemma’s story
Jemma has come a long way in the last 10 years. Top GCSEs, great A-Level results, a First Class university degree and now working two jobs is quite an achievement. Learning how to manage the symptoms of psychosis during this time has not been easy, but she is determined in her belief that everyone experiencing mental illness can lead a fulfilling life with the correct support.Read more Read more
The voice of lived experience in the Mental Health Act White Paper
Early in 2021, Rethink Mental Illness were pleased to be commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care to undertake engagement with two distinct groups of people, in order to feed into the Mental Health Act White Paper. Our Policy Manager, Will Johnstone, explains a bit more about what this engagement found and what impact it could have on the White Paper.Read more Read more
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