Last year, Miles Thomas did an amazing thing and took part in Ride London to support and fundraise for Rethink mental Illness. Before the event in Summer of 2016 he wrote more about why he was taking it on!
Below we hear from, Danielle Hamm, who has been the Associate Director responsible for Campaigns and Policy at Rethink Mental Illness since January 2016.
Rose is the blogger behind Be Your Own Light blog, which provides great articles about living with mental illness, from both herself and guest bloggers. Below she talks to us about how she has dealt with depression and suicidal thoughts.
23 year old, Aisling, is a supporter of Rethink Mental Illness and a keen runner. Aisling was diagnosed with depression and borderline personality disorder which lead her to taking up excercise as a form of therapy. Below she tells her story!
Denise Martin is a former mental health nurse, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1992. Forced to leave her job in 2011 due to a physical health problem, she encountered the benefits system for the first time and was left feeling anxious and alone. Denise spoke about her experiences on a panel with MPs at a meeting in Parliament.
At the Rethink Mental Illness Book Club, people with lived experience get to meet the authors of their favourite mental health books! Samuel talks about his experience of joining us for our second club, with authors Holly Bourne and David Owen.
When I first started to experience anxiety, and then depression, at university, I kept a wary silence about what I was going through. I thought the racing thoughts, the adrenaline and the sleepless nights were unique to me; I didn’t think it was normal, I didn’t think anyone would understand. I walked around, saying hi to my friends and classmates, fretting about whether they’d noticed that something was wrong with me.
Yasma Osman-A is a semi-retired Registered Nurse, Motivation/Educator, and a proud mother of six and grandmother of 5. Below, Yasma talks about her journey with Rethink Mental Illness and how mental illness has impacted her life.
Debbie Preston, our Member of the Year 2016, shares how she first got involved with the charity and what she gets out of being a member.
Last night we held an event with Rachel Kelly, a writer and mental health campaigner, to celebrate the launch of her new book The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food. Rachel joined us with bloggers, journalists and our ambassadors to sample her food and chat about how what we eat can impact our mental health. Below Rachel talks us through the journey of creating her recipe book.