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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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Rethink Mental Illness reaction to Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities Report
Today, 31 March 2021, The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities released its report looking at racial inequality in education, employment, crime and policing, and health in the UK.Read more Read more
Demand for mental health advice soars in year after first lockdown
Rethink Mental Illness warn that NHS and social care mental health services need to be ready to meet increased demand for support from people whose mental health has been severely impacted by the pandemic.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to White Paper on Health & Care
CEO Mark Winstanley gives his response to the government's white paper: Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all.Read more Read more
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
Latest Blogs and Stories
Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness
If you are a carer for someone living with mental illness, coronavirus can cause a lot of complications. Here's our guidance.Read more Read more
Hugely welcomed, but the NHS is still to do all the heavy lifting.
Last weekend the government published its COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing recovery action plan. This document sets out the steps needed to prevent, mitigate and respond to the mental health impacts of the pandemic. This blog from our policy team takes an in-depth look at the plan and what this means for the NHS and for people using mental health services.Read more Read more
Work, bipolar and me - Alice's story
I love my job, but I’ve found that Bipolar Affective Disorder is complex to talk about when it comes to the workplace and employment; even the description of your condition is complicated.Read more Read more
Coronavirus Act 2020: everything you need to know
Emergency legislation known as the Coronavirus Act 2020 has been introduced by the government to help the country cope with the demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We explain how the legislation may affect people living with severe mental illness.Read more Read more
Covid 19: Advice for people severely affected by mental illness & carers
Living with severe mental illness during a pandemic can bring up a lot of problems. This information tries to help you ease or overcome some of these problems.Read more Read more
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