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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
Cost of living: Welfare system must truly care for people beyond current crisis
Rethink Mental Illness has responded to the government's latest plans to support people during the cost of living crisis.Read more Read more
Somerset’s Open Mental Health alliance recognised with national NHS Improvement Award
Open Mental Health in Somerset wins national award for collaborationRead more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to proposed reform of Mental Health Act
The government has taken a step closer to reforming the Mental Health Act. Read the response from Rethink Mental Illness.Read more Read more
Our response to new action requiring government to improve treatment of benefits claimants living with a mental illness
We respond to news that the Equality and Human Rights Commission will require the Department of Work and Pensions to improve its treatment of people living with disabilities, including mental illnesses.Read more Read more
Rethink Mental Illness responds to 10-year mental health plan announcement
Mark Winstanley, CEO of Rethink Mental Illness, responds to launch of 10-year mental plan consultation.Read more Read more
We respond to government plans exclude trans people from legislation to ban conversion therapy.
We respond to government plans to exclude trans people from legislation to ban conversion therapy.Read more Read more
Latest Blogs and Stories
Marking two years since the death of George Floyd
Two years ago, we all witnessed the brutal and unlawful murder of George Floyd by a US police officer which propelled a powerful anti-racist protest movement in the US and across the globe – including here in the UK.Read more Read more
“I really can’t choose to leave my bipolar at home” Melanie’s story
37 year old marketer, Melanie has been recently diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder. She discusses the challenge of receiving this news and working out how and why her own perception of it could be so different from other people’s.Read more Read more
“The best decision I’ve ever made” – Ben’s story
After experiencing a breakdown, Ben was put in contact with our Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service and hasn’t looked back since. After setting up his own support group and helping others through their struggles, Ben now works for Rethink Mental Illness and says that he has finally found purpose. Here’s his story.Read more Read more
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