Last year, following campaigning by Rethink Mental Illness supporters, the Government announced an independent review of the Mental Health Act. This review is looking at the problems with the Act and will make a series of recommendations on how to improve things.
While awareness of mental illness has increased in the past decade, the thirty year old legislation designed to protect people with mental illness has remained woefully unchanged. Today Rethink Mental Illness, together with Adelphie Research UK, have released a new report on how we can make the Act more person centred and fit for the future. In this blog, Jonathan from our campaigns team looks at the report findings.
The London Marathon takes place this Sunday and this year we've got 22 runners taking part who've raised over £30,000 between them for us and each has their own story and reason for taking part. Nicholas Hough tells us about his recovery from ulcerative colitis and why he's running for Rethink Mental Illness.
While stress is not widely seen as a mental illness, high levels of stress can exacerbate underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. In this short blog of Stress Awareness month, we asked our colleagues for their tips on managing stress.
Claire and her husband have been together for nine years. In that time they've learnt a thing or two about relationships, bipolar disorder, and each other. Here Claire shares the key things that work for them...
The entire of Friday night was spent reading over my fundraising page, looking at the comments from all the amazing sponsors and I woke up Saturday morning thinking “I’ve got to blooming run it!”. So I did!!!
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2018: Why are prevention and early intervention strategies crucial?
Today is Self Harm Awareness Day and we asked, Chris, from our campaigns team to give us her 5 tips for coping with self harm. If you'd like to learn more about self harm or how you can help yourself and others, take a look at our fact sheet here:
Going to university can be a very enjoyable experience. There is no reason why going to university with a mental health issues should be any different, but it does mean that you have a few extra things to bear in mind when you go. Here are our top 5 tips on maintaining your mental health at university...
Today, the Care Quality Commission released their annual Monitoring the Mental Health Act report and it highlights people with severe mental illness are still not being involved in their own care while under the act nor being advised on their legal rights.