Last week was witness to a plethora of rich conversations led by the Mental Health Foundation about the intersection of body image and mental health. Hannah from our policy team reflects on how body image can impact people severely affected by mental illness and what we are doing about it…
We asked some of our supporters what issues they felt that those of who live with mental illness still have to face and what they would like to see done to make real change happen.
There are currently around 5000 people currently in rehab services with two thirds of them out of area and we think this is wrong.
Suddenly, there was shock news that Oxfordshire County Council was withdrawing their proposal for the £1 million cuts “due to overwhelming public pressure”
Shakira Akabusi has lived with OCD for much of her life. When she saw it was starting to cause her son to copy some of her compulsions she decided to take action.
Last year Natasha O’Sullivan cycled over 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising £3,300 for Rethink Mental Illness in the process.
Yesterday NHS England announced proposals for the first ever targets for seeing people in a mental health crisis.
Tarnia who works in our Children and Young People programme as part of our anti-stigma project, Time to Change, tells us how our in-house monthly book club helps us to examine the human experience and enjoy moments of connection.
As Eating Disorders Awareness Week draws to a close, myself and colleagues from Rethink Mental Illness reflect on the support from friends and family that we have received throughout our recovery from an eating disorder, and share what has helped us (as well as what hasn’t!).
Sarah Ojikutu is a Young Champion who is currently working on Rethink Mental Illness’s co-production projects. For this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah discusses the impact of stereotypes and how these can act as a barrier to accessing the right treatment at the right time.