Welcome to Rethink Mental Illness. We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is just a selection about what we do, and what it means for you.
We believe 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. When mental illness first hits you or your family, it can be hard to know who or what to trust. We give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights. We were the first mental health charity to gain the Information Standard for our trusted and relevant information.
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. Find out what we have near you. Over 90% of people using our services say they are respected, listened to and get the right kind of support. If you want support online instead, go to our discussion community RethinkTalk or our pages on Facebookand Twitter. It’s easy to find a good supportive chat or lively debate going on every single day.
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.