Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness.
Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone. And we change attitudes and policy for millions.
Advice and information
We provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.We are part of Mental Health UK, a network of four charities across England Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and together we run the Mental Health & Money Advice Service.
Services and groups
We have over 200 mental health services and 150 support groups across England. From psychological therapies and Crisis and Recovery Houses to peer support groups and housing services, we directly help thousands of people every year across England.
We campaign nationally for policy change, and locally for the support people need. We have changed the law to improve life for millions of people with mental health problems and we are changing public attitudes through the Time to Change campaign, which we lead in partnership with Mind.
"We believe that choice, involvement and control are vital principles that should be at the heart of the care people get."
Rethink Mental Illness responds to Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2016/17
Rethink Mental Illness are pleased with the recommendations
We believe everyone should be able to live in a safe and secure home.
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.