Rethink Mental Illness was founded over 40 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help more than 48,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems.
There are around 110 registered groups across England.
Find out what support groups there are in your local area using our search for groups page.
The group is sympathetic and a non-judgmental listening space. I feel I am among people who care about me and really understand. I get help with information and we share ideas on how to cope.
Rethink Mental Illness Groups take many forms depending on the needs of the Group members. Groups can be for Carers only, for people who have lived experience of mental illness or both. We also have some siblings groups.
Activities vary and can include a focus on:
- Peer support
Many groups include all of these. Group meetings vary; some weekly, some monthly and others support each other by telephone and internet.
Why not set one up? We can help.
Our Introduction to setting up a group leaflet will tell you what is involved in setting up a Rethink Mental Illness registered group, what you can expect from us and what we expect of our groups. For more information contact us.
For further information about our groups please contact 01823 365 308, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please write to: Rethink Mental Illness Groups, Paul's House, Tower Street, Taunton Somerset TA1 4BH.
If you need practical advice on any aspect of mental illness, contact our advice & information service or take a look at our A-Z factsheets.