Rethink Mental Illnesshttp://www.rethink.org/news-viewsNews and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental IllnessNHS England releases new interim report on access times for treatmentYesterday NHS England announced proposals for the first ever targets for seeing people in a mental health crisis. /news-views/2019/03/nhs-england-releases-new-interim-report-on-access-times-for-treatmentTue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTHow books help us to examine the experience of being a humanTarnia who works in our Children and Young People programme as part of our anti-stigma project, Time to Change, tells us how our in-house monthly book club helps us to examine the human experience and enjoy moments of connection./news-views/2019/03/world-book-dayThu, 07 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTEDAW: How to (not) support your family member or friend in recoveryAs Eating Disorders Awareness Week draws to a close, myself and colleagues from Rethink Mental Illness reflect on the support from friends and family that we have received throughout our recovery from an eating disorder, and share what has helped us (as well as what hasn’t!)./news-views/2019/03/edaw-how-to-not-support-your-family-member-or-friend-in-recoverySat, 02 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMTEating disorders have no body type!Sarah Ojikutu is a Young Champion who is currently working on Rethink Mental Illness’s co-production projects. For this year’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Sarah discusses the impact of stereotypes and how these can act as a barrier to accessing the right treatment at the right time./news-views/2019/02/do-eating-disorders-have-a-body-typeMon, 25 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTCelebrating Mental Health Nurses DayToday, 21st February, social media is celebrating the remarkable and often challenging work of our mental health nurses across the UK. We asked David Munday, Lead Professional Officer for Mental Health at Unite the Union about the impact of the #MHNursesDay campaign and why we should be highlighting the work of our front line staff./news-views/2019/02/mhnursesdayThu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTWhy we’re supporting Shelter’s DSS Discrimination campaignIn January the charity Shelter launched a petition to address the discrimination people face when looking for some where to live while in receiving DSS. In just 4 weeks the petition has received thousands of signatures and highlighted the problem that many people face when looking for suitable accommodation. Jonathan from our campaigns team explains why we are backing Shelter's call to end the practise of 'No DSS'. /news-views/2019/02/why-we-re-supporting-shelter-s-dss-discrimination-campaignThu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTOxford campaigners group: how we stopped the cuts.Suddenly, there was shock news that Oxfordshire County Council was withdrawing their proposal for the £1 million cuts “due to overwhelming public pressure”/news-views/2019/02/stopping-the-cutsTue, 19 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTTelling your partner you live with a mental illnessIf you meet someone, when is the right time to disclose your illness? We asked mental health campaigner Ellie about when she first tackles that tricky conversation./news-views/2019/02/disclosing-your-mental-illness-to-a-new-partnerThu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTLove, flowers & Prozac: dating and mental illness. For Valentine’s Day we asked our followers about their experiences of dating and mental illness. Was it all hearts, flower and hiding the Prozac or could love blossom between counselling sessions? This is what our followers told us:/news-views/2019/02/love-flowers-and-prozac-dating-and-mental-illnessThu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTImproving care in your community for mental healthToday, Rethink Mental Illness are holding an event in parliament for group of MPs from all parties to explain what the new NHS Long-Term Plan means for mental health./news-views/2019/02/improving-care-in-your-community-for-mental-healthTue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 GMTA Year of Climbing HillsWilliam Higham, Associate Director for Campaigns and Policy, looks back at some significant achievements over 2018./news-views/2019/01/2018-a-year-of-climbing-hillsMon, 28 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTThe NHS Long-term plan – what does it mean for you?You might have seen the coverage today about £billions more for the NHS with a big focus on improving mental health services. But with people who are most ill waiting the longest for mental health treatments, will this new money stretch far enough to help those most in need?/news-views/2019/01/long-term-planMon, 07 Jan 2019 00:00:00 GMTOur campaigns successes for 2018/news-views/2018/12/our-campaigns-successes-for-2018Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTHereAllYear: Shaun's StoryShaun is a group coordinator and treasurer for our Southend Rethink Mental Illness support group. He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 2012 but is now focusing on supporting others this festive season, organising a Christmas party for the group on 28 December./news-views/2018/12/shauns-storyWed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT"Today marks one year since I last self-harmed"Our great friend and all round good guy, Carl Burkitt tells us his experience of self-harm and how he learned to treat himself with compassion and understanding./news-views/2018/12/carls-storyMon, 10 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT