Yasma Osman-A is a semi-retired Registered Nurse, Motivation/Educator, and a proud mother of six and grandmother of 5. Below, Yasma talks about her journey with Rethink Mental Illness and how mental illness has impacted her life.
Debbie Preston, our Member of the Year 2016, shares how she first got involved with the charity and what she gets out of being a member.
Last night we held an event with Rachel Kelly, a writer and mental health campaigner, to celebrate the launch of her new book The Happy Kitchen: Good Mood Food. Rachel joined us with bloggers, journalists and our ambassadors to sample her food and chat about how what we eat can impact our mental health. Below Rachel talks us through the journey of creating her recipe book.
As we begin to expand on our personal experience blogs our Digital Officer, Louie, talks about her OCD and the impact a misdiagnosis had on her. Want to write a blog on an experience you've had because of your mental health? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the 29th of October Kensington Town Hall was host to our first co-produced youth mental health conference.
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.
Did you know that four million people across the UK have money worries due to their mental health? In this special blog to mark the launch of the new partnership with Lloyds Banking Group which will enable us to create a new UK-wide Mental Health and Money Advice Service, Chris explains how having a mental illness can at times affect the way we handle money and why the new service is so important.
As you may know, today is known to some as Blue Monday.
A combination of factors – the lack of daylight hours at this time of year, and the fact that potential overspending before Christmas means you have to cut back – added to the inevitable post-Christmas lull, means this is often seen as the most depressing day of the year.
We’ve decided to turn it on its head by having a Bright Monday! Join us by wearing something bright or making someone’s day special.
We are always thinking of new ways you can get involved with our fundraising, and this year we are launching the Trihealthlon! You can help raise money for us by either Giving It Up, Taking It Up or Switching It Up. Below, Jemima, from our fundraising team tells us how it all works.
This morning, Monday 9th January, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled new plans aimed to remove the ‘hidden injustice’ faced by people living with mental illness in the UK.