Rethink Mental Illness

was founded nearly 50 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help more than 48,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems.

140 registered groups

Rethink Mental Illness Groups take many forms depending on the needs of the Group members. Groups can be for Carers only, for people who have lived experience of mental illness or both. Group meetings vary; some weekly, some monthly and others support each other by telephone and internet.

Why not set one up?

Our Introduction to setting up a group leaflet will tell you what is involved in setting up a Rethink Mental Illness registered group, what you can expect from us and what we expect of our groups.

“The group means so much to so many people. Some come regularly, others occasionally. It’s a safety net and a lifeline.”

Chris, Cheshire

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Looking to set up a group?

We have over 140 groups across England but we'd love to expand that. Why not set up a group in your area? Our introduction to groups leaflet has everything you need to know.

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