Rethink Mental Illnesshttp://www.rethink.org/news-viewsNews and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental IllnessThe 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"I was to be detained under the Mental Health Act. In a moment, my life collapsed."/news-views/2018/08/hannahs-storyFri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMTNew report highlights the mental health crisis in young people/news-views/2018/11/new-report-highlights-the-mental-health-crisis-in-young-peopleThu, 22 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTHow Jess was let down by the healthcare systemJessica’s problems with her body image and academic pressure were a gradual process, and their beginnings are difficult to pinpoint. Having been let down by health professionals from the very beginning, she has now responded well to treatment and is living her life with the support of her family./news-views/2018/11/jessicaTue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTMeet Joy Hibbins - our Janey Antoniou 2018 WinnerJoy Hibbins, the winner of the Janey Antoniou award, Joy talks about how her own experiences led to her setting up the charity Suicide Crisis and inform her campaigning work./news-views/2018/11/joy-hibbinsTue, 20 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTWorld diabetes day: mental illness and diabetes/news-views/2018/11/world-diabetes-day-mental-illness-and-diabetesWed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT100 years of compassion and understanding/news-views/2018/11/wilfred-owenSun, 11 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMTPrime Minister, now is the time to translate your commitments into action. /news-views/2018/10/prime-minister-now-is-the-time-to-translate-your-commitments-into-actionThu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTWhat is happening to Universal Credit and will it affect me?Universal Credit has been appearing in the news more frequently with talk of 'delayed rollouts' and 'welfare reform' taking up space in the headlines. Trying to cut through what this actually mean to those of us claiming benefits can be difficult./news-views/2018/10/universal-creditThu, 18 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTMarta di Forti explains her research into recreational cannabis useDr Marta Di Forti is a Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist fellow and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social, Genetic, and Developmental Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. She is also honorary consultant for Adult Psychiatry with the South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust. In this interview we find out more about her research into the effects of recreational cannabis use. /news-views/2018/10/we-need-to-be-very-careful-about-what-is-meant-by-the-term-medicinal-cannabisWed, 17 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTOur response to today's announcement of a new ministerial position overseeing suicide preventionA minister for suicide prevention has been appointed in England by the prime minister as the government hosts the global mental health summit, to coincide with World Mental Health Day./news-views/2018/10/our-response-to-todays-announcement-of-a-new-ministerial-position-overseeing-suicide-preventionWed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMTRecovery houses: an important stepping stone homeFor some people with mental illness, the transition from hospital to returning home can be frightening and overwhelming experience - especially if you have been away from your community for an extended period. Our recovery houses provide a vital stepping stone and a chance to learn vital skills that will help them gain their independence. We asked Natasha from one of our support houses to tell us more about the impact they have/news-views/2018/10/recovery-houses-an-important-stepping-stone-homeFri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 GMT