Juliet Conlin is a writer and scientist whose latest novel, The Uncommon Life of Alfred Warner in Six Days, frames the phenomenon of voice-hearing in two contrasting ways, chronicling the joyful, wondrous experience of hearing voices, but also the agony and despair that some voice-hearers suffer. Below she talks about the history of hearing voices and how it is perceived in today's society.
Last year, mental health campaigner, Tamanna, told us how she found her inner peace during the month of Ramadhan, and how it helped her to reflect. This year Tamanna blogs about the charity work she has been doing in aid of Ramadhan and how her drive to give back has never been greater.
At the Rethink Mental Illness x CAMHS: Meet The Author club, people with lived experience, bloggers and authors come together to discuss a book focused on mental illness.
Today marks the launch of a partnership between Mental Health UK and Royal Mail. Over the next three years Royal Mail will work with three charities as part of a strategic commitment to mental well-being.
Tamsin Winter is a school teacher and author. Her debut novel, Being Miss Nobody explores how a mental health issue can be an enormous barrier to making friends, asking for help, and showing people who you really are – combined with the pressures of growing-up online and the double-edged power of social media. Here she talks about how fiction can tackle the stigma of mental illness for young readers.
It's carers week and we'd like to thank the family and friends that care for us when we need that little bit of extra help. Below, Imogen, tells us about her journey with supporting her brother who has schizophrenia.
Marc Woodley, Team Leader for a Rethink Mental Illness’ support service in Coventry and Warwickshire, and Peter, a former user of the service, reflect on how attending a General Election event, has empowered them both to feel part of a bigger movement.
On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of June, supporters will be coming together to celebrate the lives of their loved ones who are no longer with us. In this special blog, Eve talks about her sister Ciara, a year on from her celebrations, and how she continues to celebrate her life.
Denise, a mental health campaigner, shares her distressing experiences of applying for financial support. She wants the next Government to make sure that people with severe mental illness receive the right support if they are not well enough to work, or when they are trying to get back to work.