We had a chat with our ambassador Jonny Benjamin ahead of today’s launch of his new book, The Stranger On The Bridge: My Journey From Hope to Despair, co-written with Britt Pflüger.
public still dramatically misinformed about schizophrenia
New survey from Rethink Mental Illness show that, although there have been significant strides forward in public attitudes towards mental illness in recent years, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness.
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.
Virgin Trains West Coast announces new charity partnership with Rethink Mental Illness
Today, 16th January, marks the launch of an exciting new two year charity partnership between Lloyds Banking Group and Mental Health UK. The partnership aims to promote awareness of the link between mental health and money problems, encourage discussion between customers and colleagues and raise at least £2million per year in offices and branches across the UK.
Andrew, 64, says becoming a media volunteer for Rethink Mental Illness is motivated by his desire to spread understanding.
Rethink Mental Illness has appointed Philippa Lowe as its new Chair of the board of trustees.
It has been reported that a coroner has concluded for the first time that a man with mental illness committed suicide as a result of being found “fit for work” by the Department for Work and Pensions’ work capability assessment (WCA).
Kari Stefansson, founder and CEO of an Icelandic genetics company, spoke to the Guardian this week in relation to new research linking schizophrenia and bipolar disorder to creativity.