A major conference on 27th September in Stoke for anyone with lived or professional experience of mental illness, or an interest in effective mental health care.
Following the successful ‘Meet your CCG’ campaign last year, Rethink Mental Illness has published the ‘Progress through Partnership’ report. This report highlights low levels of co-production within the design of mental health services, and identifies ways in which CCGs can be supported to involve experts by experience more.
As MPs set off for their summer break following the General Election, Chris from our campaigns team reflects on a busy six months and how, together with our supporters, we are helping shape mental health policy and ensuring that people with mental illness have a voice.
New proposals, developed by Health Education England (HEE), announced today (31 July) present plans to increase the number of mental health professionals available in England. This ambitious strategy promises 21,000 new mental health posts across nurses, psychiatrists and support workers, as well as plans to improve retention of current staff.
Today, (27 July), Rethink Mental Illness has released new findings which reveal that people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding from employers, which is keeping them out of the workplace, even when they feel well enough and ready to return to work.
This year we attended our first London Pride and received an overwhelming positive response from the audience as we marched in the parade.
We’ve also updated out LGBTQ+ factsheet, so if you would like to know more, click here.
Below Fiona, from our fundraising team, tells us how she felt about the day!
During Carers Week (12 – 18 June), our carers services across the country were busy holding events and raising awareness around the important work that they do.
There are many different reasons why people fundraise for us, and everyone takes away something different from the experience. Many have lived experience themselves or know a family member who has. Shaun talks us through his journey and the good habits he picked up along the way.