Rethink, the leading national mental health membership charity, works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness recover a better quality of life. We help over 48,000 people each year through our services and support groups and by providing information on mental health problems. Our website receives almost 300,000 visitors every year.
Our aim is to make a practical and positive difference by providing hope and empowerment through effective services and support to all those who need us. We believe that people who experience severe mental illness are entitled to be treated with respect and as equal citizens. We actively campaign for change through greater awareness and understanding and we are dedicated to creating a world where prejudice and discrimination are eliminated.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness is calling on the Government to take action to improve fit-for-work tests, as a new Work and Pensions Committee report published today says the system must be completely redesigned.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed new research which sheds light on the genetic causes of schizophrenia.
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed a new Oxford University report which calls for urgent action to address physical health problems of people with mental illness.
NHS England has set out four areas that mental health trusts must improve on, in order to secure their full annual budgets. In total, 2.5% of their income will depend on them meeting targets in these areas.
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed a commitment by the Government to give all health professionals better training in mental illness.