Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/26/2017 at 10:01. Facebook
Last year, £1.2bn was promised towards improving mental health services, following recommendations made in the Five Year Forward View on Mental Health. In reality, this is the minimum required to ensure that people with mental illness get the quality of care they need.

As we prepare to head to the polls, Tamanna speaks about her struggle to access the right treatment and why she is...
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Last year 12bn was promised towards improving mental health services following r

Why we need fair access to mental health services

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Chloe was 15 when she had her first panic attack, now years later she's embarked on a quest to discover what her emotions are trying to tell her and how best to meet those needs.

Read Chloe's blog and let us know what you do to manage your panic and anxiety when things get too much.
Chloe was 15 when she had her first panic attack now years

Chloe Brotheridge: How I Manage My Anxiety

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June Jack
Max Molyneux
Dean Thomas
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/24/2017 at 10:21. Facebook
Recent figures show that the number of students dropping out of univerity due to mental illness has almost trebbled in recent years - while access to counselling and support still remains patchy at best.

We'd like to hear your experiences. Did you get the support you needed at school / university? What would have helped you?
Recent figures show that the number of students dropping out of univerity

Number of university dropouts due to mental health problems trebles

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Darren Smith
Robert Bamford
Jean ✫ Langdon
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/23/2017 at 12:34. Facebook
In October last year year we met Mark, a resident in one of our supported housing services. Six months on he is now living in his own flat and enjoying having his own space.

Read Mark's blog about the benefits of supported housing and why he supports our call for the next Government to protect it.
In October last year year we met Mark a resident in one

The next Government MUST protect supported housing

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Josie Walls
Alan Rogers
Pamella E Morgan
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/22/2017 at 14:07. Facebook
"It was a great honour for us to win the Pringle “Group of the Year Award” at Members’ Day in November. This acknowledgement of our work has given us all great encouragement but we know there is a great deal more to do"

Read the blog from our York group and remember to make your nominations for the 2017 awards.
It was a great honour for us to win the Pringle Group

Pringle group of the year: York

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Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/22/2017 at 08:58. Facebook
Remember you have until midnight tonight to register to vote in the next UK general election. Apply online by visiting [ Gov.uk Link ] and make sure your voice is heard on the 8th of June.
Remember you have until midnight tonight to register to vote in the

Just one day left to register

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Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness
05/19/2017 at 09:12. Facebook
We know that social media can be used in a very positive way, but it also has the potential to have a negative impact on our mental health.

What tips do you have for staying safe online?
We know that social media can be used in a very positive

Instagram 'worst for young mental health' - BBC News

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Kaz Neate
Hannah Ridge
Keisha Fladrick
Have you used art to improve your mental health? The InFinnity Project was set up in memory of a talented illustrator, Finn Clark, and in this blog his parents tell us why art was so important to him.
Have you used art to improve your mental health The InFinnity Project

The InFinnity Project - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

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Jessie Saul
Beverly Bryant
Cat Christella
The Mental Health Act came into force in 1983. That’s 34 years ago. It is failing people severely affected by mental illness and needs to be reviewed. As the UK prepares to go to the polls, Danielle Hamm from our Campaigns and Policy team outlines the challenge to the next Government in creating a Mental Health Act that is fit for tomorrow.
The Mental Health Act came into force in 1983 Thats 34 years

A Mental Health Act fit for tomorrow - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

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Anna Findlay
Peggy Mousa
Peter Coyle
We'd like to know what has helped you understand your own mental health, and what advice you would give to someone who may be worried about mental illness.

Click below to download our free guide!
Wed like to know what has helped you understand your own mental

Worried about mental illness? - Click here to download our free guide.

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Amy Dudley
Sherri Cameron
Oli Regan
In just 4 weeks the UK will head to the polls to cast their vote in the General Election. This is your chance to choose a candidate that could make a real difference for people severely affected by mental illness.

It is shocking that 1 in 3 people using mental health services experience stigma and discrimination. This must change. It can change. Will you help to ensure that mental illness is...
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In just 4 weeks the UK will head to the polls to

Speak up for mental illness today

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Jeff Suter
Heather Edmondson
Wendy Woo Web
Helping others can be a great to lift your mood, and theirs! Share below times that you have gone out of your way to help someone else.

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Helping others can be a great to lift your mood and theirs
Sinead Terri Hodkinson
Laura Payne
Charlotte Stevens
Feed your creative side: engaging in creative activities is an excellent way to support your mental wellbeing. Let us know ways you unwind and manage your wellbeing.... and don't forget to download the complete guide by visiting
Feed your creative side engaging in creative activities is an excellent way
Paul Byrne
Darren Mark
Pauline Wilson
This week for #MHAW we have been sharing tips for better wellbeing from our supporters. Today Clare tells us how having a balanced diet helps her manage the stresses and strains of life.

Download your copy of all five tips by visiting
This week for MHAW we have been sharing tips for better wellbeing

Five top tips for Mental Wellbeing - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

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Charlotte Stevens
Verity Smart
Aimee Jane Rooney
There are lots of different ways that you can stay active and have positive impact on your mental health.

Have you used exercise to improve your wellbeing? Share your experiences below!

Download our free wellbeing guide -[ Rethink.org Link ]
There are lots of different ways that you can stay active and
Vicky Powell
Andrew Jennings
Terri Di Mauro
Telling a friend, family member or partner how you feel is key for your wellbeing. What advice would you give to someone who wants to open up but isn’t sure how?

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Telling a friend family member or partner how you feel is key
Julie Furnell
Celise Jane Galloway
Alison Bixley
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Rethink Mental Illness member?

Meet Andrew, one of our members who has been active in our community for quite some time, featuring in our member’s magazine and blog platform!
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a Rethink Mental Illness member

Meet The Member: Andrew Low - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

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"Over the last few months and years, mental health has become the 'issue of the moment', with many politicians making commitments to improve attitudes & services... but all parties need to recognise that now is the time to act."

As we head into a general election in the UK, our director of external affairs discusses why we need more than just words to improve the lives of people with mental...
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Over the last few months and years mental health has become the

The General Election Is A Chance To Make A Mental Health 'Turning Point' A Reality

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Deborah McCabe
Amanda Langley
Alison Fisher
A great article by Mental Movement Magazine with advice on talking to your doctor about your mental health.

What else would you add?
A great article by Mental Movement Magazine with advice on talking to

How to Talk to Your Doctor About Mental Health

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Satdeep Grewal
Nicola Cappin
Katie Ashley
Does putting a cup over your plant really make it grow faster?

We'd love to hear your gardening tricks and hacks - share below! #TheSeedProject

Don't forget to collect your free packet of seeds. More details in the blog below.
Does putting a cup over your plant really make it grow faster

The Seed Project - Rethink Mental Illness, the mental health charity

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Richard Bullows
Tery Richards Fromknecht
Geoff Beer