Supported housing gives people with mental illness opportunities that most of us take for granted. For example, Mark now has the chance to get a job and drive a car again. “My goals now are to build my confidence...my new flat is really close to where I was living before, so I know all the bus routes into town and the local area, and that makes the change so much easier
Meet The Author is a project run by Rethink Mental Illness and Hackney and City CAMHS every other month. Author, Holly Bourne, is our host and each club we invite a new author to answer questions and discuss their book! Below member, Barry, tells us about his experience of the evening.
The York Group is the current holder of our Pringle “Group of the Year Award”. The Group supports both service users and carers and has strong links with local mental health organisations and services; it runs a number of successful fundraising and social events.
The InFinnity Project is an art project set up in memory of Finn Clark, a talented illustrator. In the blog below, Sarah and Ian, tell us more about Finns life and why art was so important to him.
During Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May) Lloyds Banking Group colleagues volunteered at Rethink Mental Illlness service centres across the Midlands as part of their charity partnership with Mental Health UK.
The Conservative party have listened to Rethink Mental Illness’ campaign calls and made a commitment to reforming the Mental Health Act if they form the Government after June’s General Election.
We hope other parties will also make commitments to reforming or replacing the Act in their upcoming manifestos. This is a timely issue that we want to win support across the political spectrum.
Meet Andrew! Andrew is a Rethink Mental Illness member, who has been a fantastic asset to our community of supporters, by writing for Your Voice magazine, posting blogs on Sahaja Yoga and supporting us via social media.
Our members are the people who make our community great and we'll be sharing stories from them in the upcoming months.
Back in March Gillian Connor, Head of Policy and Development at Rethink Mental Illness, gave evidence to the Communities and Local Government and the Work and Pensions Select Committees .These Committees, made up of MPs from across political parties, is undertaking a joint inquiry on the government’s proposals for supported housing.
We are stepping into Spring at the office in London and growing camomile from seed. Nurturing a plant can be great for wellbeing; and growing something you can use later on is just an added bonus!
Recently we spoke to Joe, who has opened up about his mental health journey, and the amazing way he plans to raise money to support Rethink Mental Illness. Below Joe tells his story.