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.
On Monday, the Welfare Reform and Work Bill reaches the report stage in the House of Lords. Clauses 13 and 14 of the Bill propose cuts to the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and the limited capability for work element of Universal Credit, respectively. This would mean a cut of approximately £30 a week for people with long term health conditions or disabilities.
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It can be difficult to get excited about acronyms, but last week the British Medical Journal published an article about QOF which got us very excited indeed.
The Times has today launched a new manifesto to improve mental health care for children and young people.
A new report by HMIC has warned that many people – including children and young people – experiencing mental health problems are being held in police cells, because of the shortage of appropriate crisis care services available across the country.