Here you’ll find a wide range of over 100 factsheets on topics from medication to the Mental Health Act, which have been created by experts at Rethink Mental Illness’ Advice and Information Service. All of them have achieved the Information Standard for their clarity and simplicity.
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This factsheet explains what you can do if you disagree with a decision about your benefits. It explains how to appeal to a tribunal.
You must ask for a mandatory reconsideration from the DWP or Local Authority before you can appeal to a tribunal. Download
This factsheet explains what you can do if you disagree with a decision about your benefits. It explains the mandatory reconsideration process. This is the first step you need to take in appealing a benefit decision.
This factsheet explains how to challenge decisions made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). If you want to challenge a decision made by the Local Authority then you can find more information in our ‘Welfare benefits: appeals’ factsheet. Download
This factsheet looks at the different benefits that someone who is unwell may be able to claim. The government is making changes to the welfare benefits system.Download
The time you spend caring for someone can make it difficult to earn enough money. You may find you have extra expenses due to your caring role. This factsheet introduces welfare benefits and other discounts that offer some financial help to carers.Download
This factsheet may help you if you care for someone who has a mental illness. You might have thought about how your money and things you own (your assets) can pass to them when you die. This factsheet looks at how you can plan this by writing a will and setting up a trust. In this factsheet, we call the person you want to leave your money and assets to ‘your relative’.Download
Many people find work a fulfilling and worthwhile use of their time and skills. You may have given up work due to mental illness and now feel ready to go back or perhaps you want to earn your own money. Maybe you are looking for something to do with your time or to aid your recoveryDownload
You may find this factsheet helpful if you are claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) use a test called the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) to decide if you can claim this benefit. This factsheets covers what the WCA is and what you can expect to happen.Download
This factsheet can help you if you are worried that a friend, relative or loved one needs help for their mental health. It suggests what you can do and where to go to get help and support. It can be helpful for all mental health conditions but gives particular information on helping someone who is experiencing symptoms of psychosis.Download
This factsheet explains how you can get help if you are worried about your mental health.Download