Rethink Mental Illness

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Rethink Mental Illness is a national charity which helps people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Here is a selection of what they do.
They 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
They provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems. They give people clear, relevant information on everything from treatment and care to benefits and employment rights.
Services and groups
They 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.  In London there are 37 services and groups – see website.
They campaign nationally for policy change, and locally for the support people need. They have changed the law to improve life for millions of people with mental health problems and are changing public attitudes through the Time to Change campaign, which they lead in partnership with Mind.
London BPD Carers Group

The group is for those caring for people living with borderline personality disorder. The group provides mutual support.

Rethink Mental Illness – support for siblings (South London)

This group is open to anyone who has a brother or sister with a mental illness. The group is open to people 18 and over. Contact Eleanor Murphy (M) 07596 743085 (group)

South London and Maudsley IMHS

They provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) and general Advocacy to those on the national wards of SLaM NHS Foundation Trust at the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Maudsley Hospital.

Contact Details

Advice & Info 0300 5000 927 General Enquiries 0121 522 7007



Rethink Mental Illness, Head Office, 15th floor, 89 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP

Other Info

Opening times:
Advice & Information Service: Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4pm (not for emergencies and crises). General Enquiries Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm.

Membership (optional) costs £2 per month.

Tube: Vauxhall

Other information:
Registered charity.

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