03 2022

  • Let’s make people experts in their own mental health

    Jessica, who experiences Schizoaffective Disorder, discusses her idea of creating courses for mental health conditions so people can become experts in their own illnesses.

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  • "The character I play has such similar lived experience to me"

    Ambassador Juliette Burton is currently on stage in Measured. We caught up with her and the writer, Emma, to find out more about the play and its portrayal of eating disorders.

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  • The long road to DID diagnosis - Vanessa's Story

    Getting a diagnosis for dissociative identity disorder (DID) isn't always easy. Vanessa explains the journey she went on to get hers.

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  • From severe mental illness and blindness to being a CEO with vision: Carolyn's story

    After experiencing psychosis and becoming temporarily blind, Carolyn hit rock bottom. With help from an Early Intervention team and her own resilience, she became a campaigner, gained a degree and is now a successful CEO.

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  • ‘Stop, drop and roll’: Schizoaffective disorder – Louisa’s story

    Louisa was diagnosed with acute psychosis at 18 and schizoaffective disorder at 27. Despite having low days, she has learnt to enjoy the days she excels, and is loving life.

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  • "A perfect fit" - Maria and Roy's supported housing journey

    Roy was contemplating taking his life as Maria was applying for a job at Rethink Mental Illness. After meeting they struck up a friendship. Here's their story.

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  • From service user to staff member: Katie's journey

    As a teenager, Katie was detained in a psychiatric hospital and supported by Rethink Mental Illness. Two decades later, she is a Deputy Associate Director for Community Services, for the very charity that supported her.

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  • “It is still ok not to be ok, even as a parent,” Chloe’s story

    On Mothers Day, Chloe discusses experiencing psychosis after her daughter’s birth, and explains why it’s crucial to ask for support.

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  • Our three recommendations for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis

    In this blog, Eva Bell, our Policy and Research Officer, explains the three recommendations we have for the government to improve support for people experiencing psychosis.

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