Our campaigns team help people affected by mental illness have a voice about the issues that they care about.
In November 2011 Rethink Mental Illness set up the Schizophrenia Commission to review how treatment for people witch schizophrenia and psychosis could be improved. The Abandoned Illness shaped the campaigning agenda for Rethink Mental Illness in the last five years, and today we are publishing a report.
Over the last few years, Rethink Mental Illness has been campaigning for better provision to support people who are experiencing a crisis and we are pleased to hear about some progress which has been made in the London area through the Healthy London Partnership programme
With mental health talked about more than ever, we’ve been pushing to turn words into action. And we’ve had success along the way. Whether you emailed your MP or signed a petition, you’ve made a huge contribution towards improving the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. Together, this year we:
We know that people with mental illness face enormous barriers in the welfare system. But the full of extent of these challenges has been laid bare with the publication of our new report 'It’s broken her: an assessment of disability benefit and mental health’
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.
Denise, a mental health campaigner, shares her distressing experiences of applying for financial support. She wants the next Government to make sure that people with severe mental illness receive the right support if they are not well enough to work, or when they are trying to get back to work.