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  • Tips for supporting young people living with mental illness

    For #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek, our social media team asked young people living with mental illness to share tips for being there for the young people in your life.

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  • The truth of being a young carer

    For Young Carers Action Day we found out what it's really like being a young carer for someone living with mental illness.

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  • Has mental health culture gone too far?

    The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Mel Stride, today said to the Daily Telegraph that "mental health culture has gone too far”. We disagree. We think that rhetoric is misguided.

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  • People in a mental health crisis are not getting the support they need

    In June 2023, the government announced the police would stop responding to calls involving people in mental distress if there was no risk of immediate harm. Kirsten from our policy team shares concerns about how the plan is working.

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  • Rethink Mental Illness wins gold at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2024

    We are delighted to announce that Rethink Mental Illness & North West London ICB has been officially named as the “Gold” winner of the Best Mental Health Partnership with the NHS at the HSJ Partnership Awards 2024.

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  • Runners raise more than £22,000 for Rethink Mental Illness

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  • ‘Mental health culture’ is not to blame for unemployment figures

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  • What do you want the world to know about living with a mental illness?

    All too often we hear from people living with a severe mental illness that they feel unheard, misunderstood, or ignored. 

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  • How can we make sure the new Mental Health Act is fit for purpose?

    The Mental Health Act was created in 1983 to allow people who need (but do not necessarily want) to go into hospital for mental health care and treatment. Sarah Anderson, policy manager at Rethink Mental Illness, outlines what reform the next government must deliver to make the Act fit for purpose.

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  • Team Rethink shines at the London Marathon

    A squad of superstar runners tackled the iconic London Marathon 2025 to raise over £61,000 for Rethink Mental Illness.

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  • Carers forced to pay huge sums for honest mistakes

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  • Rethink Mental Illness treasures the generous legacy of cherished illustrator Raymond Briggs CBE

    We are honoured to share that we are one of three charities left a gift in the will of beloved author and illustrator Raymond Briggs CBE, a lifetime member of our charity.  

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  • Fitness instructors to be trained to help people with severe mental illness get active

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  • What the world needs to know about living with a mental illness

    We asked people on social media what they wanted the world to know about living with a mental illness for Mental Health Awareness Week. Our channels were flooded with passion, emotion, and truth.  Here is just a handful of the powerful messages we were sent. 

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  • What is the one misconception about your mental illness that really frustrates you?

    We’re fed up of the stigma people living with mental illness still have to endure. We asked people what misconception about their condition frustrates them most.

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  • Talking to BBC News about the link between physical activity and wellbeing

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  • A mental health system in crisis v social causes of mental illness

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  • Rishi Sunak calls a general election: Mental health must be a priority

    The Prime Minister has announced there will be a general election on Thursday 4th July 2024. We need political parties to prioritise mental health and fix our broken mental health system. 

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  • Ninja Theory kick £7,000 our way

    The developers of a video game raising awareness of psychosis has donated £7,000 to Rethink Mental Illness. Ninja Theory, based in Cambridge, gave the generous gift after the release of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and the success of their mental health conference ‘Hellblade: A Journey of the Mind’.

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  • Major mental health reform included in the King's Speech

    Rethink Mental Illness is delighted at the inclusion of the Mental Health Bill in today's King's Speech - marking a commitment to reforming the outdated Mental Health Act.

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