Paul was the Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness.
Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive of Rethink Mental Illness since 2006, has over 20 years experience of management and policy-making in central government and the National Health Service. In 2002 he was awarded an OBE for his role in setting up NHS Direct.
Paul left Rethink Mental Illness in 2014. The new Chief Executive is Mark Winstanley.
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This coming Monday (20 January), Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to make a speech about mental health care in the UK, and what he would like to change. We don't know yet what he's going to say, but here's the five most important things we think he should be talking about...
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Today, we’re excited to be launching the first ever Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which is running until 17th November. By dedicating a time each year to sharing understanding about the illness, we hope to change the public conversation about schizophrenia.
There are good days and bad days in this job. Monday wasn’t a good one when I saw the Sun’s headline claiming 1200 people had been killed by ‘mental patients’ in the last ten years.
We've come a long way since the days of the paternalistic, sometimes patronising family doctor, as characterised in the 1960s TV series Dr Finlay’s Casebook but the relationship between health professionals and patients is still decidedly unequal.
When you start out to write the story of how we won the battle against mental health stigma, it’s unlikely you would have thought of starting with Halloween costumes and supermarket giants.
On World Suicide Prevention Day, our CEO Paul Jenkins considers what needs to be done to reduce the number of people taking their own lives.
Last November the Schizophrenia Commission report 'The Abandoned Illness' showed that people with schizophrenia and psychosis are being badly let down by the mental health system...
Three judges today confirmed what campaigners have been shouting from the rooftops for years - the benefits test used to decide whether people are fit for work, actively discriminates against people with mental illness.