Rethink Mental Illness Media Team
On 18th September, we will be launching Rethink Schizophrenia. The campaign is a refresh of Schizophrenia Awareness Week, which we have successfully run for the past five years.
This year, Rethink Schizophrenia will be all about busting myths and improving people’s understanding of what schizophrenia is and what it means to live with the illness.
At the heart of this campaign will be the experiences of people who have schizophrenia.
That’s why we are looking for anyone living with schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, either directly or as a carer, to share their story and get involved.
Hearing from people living with the condition will be key in helping to improve attitudes, raise awareness and dispel any outdated ideas about what it means to have schizophrenia.
There are a number of ways you could get involved, such as:
- Send us a photo and a short quote to support the campaign
- Write a blog
- Become a media spokesperson and speak about your experiences in the press (this could be on the radio, TV, or in a newspaper or glossy magazine)
We are particularly interested in hearing from young people, LGBTQ+ and people from BAME communities.
If you’d like to get involved, or hear more about how you can contribute to Rethink Schizophrenia, please email firstname.lastname@example.org