Rethink Mental Illness started in 1972 because of concerns from parents about the lack of support for family members affected by schizophrenia.
Rethink works to improve the lives of people with severe and enduring mental illness, and to their parents and carers, in the following ways:
1. By campaigning, raising awareness and reducing stigma.
2. Providing a helpline, information and advice services to carers, professionals and people with mental health issues.
3. Proving resettlement services for people leaving prison.
4. Provding housing and support for people with severe mental illnesses, plus community support and nursing services provided through its crisis and recovery houses.
5. Offering Advocacy services for individuals in communities and secure care.
The SFF’s grant supports Rethink to monitor, evaluate and build evidence for the work it does. The funding is being used to support two posts specifically focused on evidence and outcome and helping to embed an impact culture within the organisation, enabling more effective help for people who need support with their mental health.