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 the organisations said the cut ‘completely contravenes the Government’s promise to put mental and physical health care on an equal footing’.
People who have been stripped of benefits could be charged by the government for trying to appeal.
An increasing number of under-18s with mental health problems in England are being treated on adult psychiatric wards.
New figures show suicide rates are still worryingly high.
Comment on Nick Clegg Mental health speech from charity Rethink Mental Illness.