Rethink Mental Illness and views from national mental health charity Rethink Mental IllnessThe Importance of Self CareSelf-care is important. Whether you have a mental health issue or you're caring for someone who does - it needs to be a priority for all of us. Chloe Brotheridge hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution: a Quieter Mind, a Calmer You tells us why./news-views/2017/1/the-importance-of-self-careTue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTThe importance of co-production when comissioning services /news-views/2017/10/the-importance-of-co-production-when-comissioning-servicesTue, 10 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTOur response to announcement of an independent review of the Mental Health Act/news-views/2017/10/our-response-to-independent-review-of-the-mental-health-actWed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMTNew survey shows schizophrenia remains widely misunderstood.public still dramatically misinformed about schizophrenia New survey from Rethink Mental Illness show that, although there have been significant strides forward in public attitudes towards mental illness in recent years, schizophrenia remains a widely misunderstood illness./news-views/2017/09/rethink-schizophreniaMon, 18 Sep 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 GMT