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 Home Secretary Theresa May has today revealed plans to change the Mental Health Act to stop children and young people with mental illness being detained in police cells.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed the Government’s promise of an extra £2bn funding for the NHS, and says mental health must be a top priority in how that money is spent.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness has welcomed a new study into the links between schizophrenia and dementia, but also called for more research into the causes of mental illness.
The national charity Rethink Mental Illness has commended Richard Hammond for speaking openly about his experiences of depression and obsessive compulsive behaviour.
The charity Rethink Mental Illness says a new Government taskforce on mental health must act urgently to have an impact ahead of the General Election in 2015.