Rethink Mental Illness and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental IllnessBooking now open for the Take the Lead conferenceA major conference on 27th September in Stoke for anyone with lived or professional experience of mental illness, or an interest in effective mental health care. /news-views/2017/8/booking-now-open-for-the-take-the-lead-conferenceMon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe barriers to co-production - a Q&A with Dr Phil MooreFollowing the successful ‘Meet your CCG’ campaign last year, Rethink Mental Illness has published the ‘Progress through Partnership’ report. This report highlights low levels of co-production within the design of mental health services, and identifies ways in which CCGs can be supported to involve experts by experience more./news-views/2017/8/the-barriers-to-co-productionTue, 15 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMTCo-production should be the norm, not the exception/news-views/2017/8/co-production-should-be-the-norm-not-the-exceptionMon, 14 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMTCampaigns round up : great start to 2017As MPs set off for their summer break following the General Election, Chris from our campaigns team reflects on a busy six months and how, together with our supporters, we are helping shape mental health policy and ensuring that people with mental illness have a voice. /news-views/2017/8/campaigns-roundupTue, 08 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe new mental health taskforce plan is welcome, but doesn’t go far enoughNew proposals, developed by Health Education England (HEE), announced today (31 July) present plans to increase the number of mental health professionals available in England. This ambitious strategy promises 21,000 new mental health posts across nurses, psychiatrists and support workers, as well as plans to improve retention of current staff./news-views/2017/7/mental-health-task-force-plan-is-welcome-but-doesnt-go-far-enoughMon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTPeople with mental illness face a 'locked door' to employment. Today, (27 July), Rethink Mental Illness has released new findings which reveal that people with mental illness are facing a ‘locked door’ of prejudice and misunderstanding from employers, which is keeping them out of the workplace, even when they feel well enough and ready to return to work. /news-views/2017/7/employment-reportThu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTRethink Mental Illness at London Pride 2017This year we attended our first London Pride and received an overwhelming positive response from the audience as we marched in the parade. We’ve also updated out LGBTQ+ factsheet, so if you would like to know more, click here. Below Fiona, from our fundraising team, tells us how she felt about the day! /news-views/2017/7/london-prideFri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTCelebrating Carers Week 2017During Carers Week (12 – 18 June), our carers services across the country were busy holding events and raising awareness around the important work that they do. /news-views/2017/7/celebrating-carers-week-2017Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTPride 2017: Young, bipolar and gay - Katie's story/news-views/2017/7/young-bipolar-and-gayFri, 07 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTShaun: Running 10km for Rethink Mental Illness There are many different reasons why people fundraise for us, and everyone takes away something different from the experience. Many have lived experience themselves or know a family member who has. Shaun talks us through his journey and the good habits he picked up along the way. /news-views/2017/7/fundraiserWed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTHow to look after your mental health when travelling Travelling abroad is something that many people with anxiety find difficult. Sian has taken her first solo trip abroad with great success, and is now sharing her tips on how to travel with anxiety!/news-views/2017/6/mental-health-awareness-tripMon, 03 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMTJuliet Conlin: Hearing VoicesJuliet 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. /news-views/2017/6/juliet-conlinWed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTHow I Improved my mental health during RamadhanLast 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. /news-views/2017/6/how-i-improved-my-mental-health-during-ramadhanMon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTMeet The Author: Being Miss Nobody by Tamsin WinterAt 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. /news-views/2017/6/meet-the-author-tamsin-winterTue, 20 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTMental Health UK partners with Royal Mail 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./news-views/2017/6/mental-health-uk-partners-with-royal-mailFri, 16 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT