At the Rethink Mental Illness x CAMHS: Meet The Author club, people with lived experience, bloggers and authors come together to discuss a book focused on mental illness.
Tamsin Winter is a school teacher and author. Her debut novel, Being Miss Nobody explores how a mental health issue can be an enormous barrier to making friends, asking for help, and showing people who you really are – combined with the pressures of growing-up online and the double-edged power of social media. Here she talks about how fiction can tackle the stigma of mental illness for young readers.
It's carers week and we'd like to thank the family and friends that care for us when we need that little bit of extra help. Below, Imogen, tells us about her journey with supporting her brother who has schizophrenia.
Marc Woodley, Team Leader for a Rethink Mental Illness’ support service in Coventry and Warwickshire, and Peter, a former user of the service, reflect on how attending a General Election event, has empowered them both to feel part of a bigger movement.
Chloe Brotheridge is a hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution. Below she tells us about her journey with anxiety and what she did to tackle it. You can read more from her blog here.
Meet The Author is a project run by Rethink Mental Illness and Hackney and City CAMHS every other month. Author, Holly Bourne, is our host and each club we invite a new author to answer questions and discuss their book! Below member, Barry, tells us about his experience of the evening.
The InFinnity Project is an art project set up in memory of Finn Clark, a talented illustrator. In the blog below, Sarah and Ian, tell us more about Finns life and why art was so important to him.
The York Group is the current holder of our Pringle “Group of the Year Award”. The Group supports both service users and carers and has strong links with local mental health organisations and services; it runs a number of successful fundraising and social events.