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.
Katrina Whitaker, from Braintree and Jonny Benjamin have both been honoured with the British Empire Medal for their contribution to mental campaigning for greater awareness of mental illness.
Andrew, 64, says becoming a media volunteer for Rethink Mental Illness is motivated by his desire to spread understanding.
BBC Veteran and Channel 5's 5 News anchor Sian Williams blogs about the importance of mental wellbeing in journalism.For Mental Health Awareness Week, Rethink Mental Illness are collaborating with ITN on their new staff wellbeing strategy.
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.