We’re pleased to tell you that the new NHS long-term plan, published on Monday, includes a focus on severe mental illness for the first time ever.
The NHS long-term plan sets out NHS priorities for the next ten years. Thanks to campaigning from Rethink Mental Illness and our supporters, it sets out improvements to community services for people severely affected by mental illness as a priority, supported by increased funding, workforce and data.
While it isn’t perfect, and there is still a lot of work to do, the publication of the plan represents a major milestone for mental health care. We will continue to work hard to influence the implementation of these plans and push for improved care.
To find out more about the long-term plan, what it includes and what it means for you, read this blog by Lucy from our campaigns team.
Read the blog
Last chance to complete our carers’ survey
Do you care for someone with a mental illness?
We want to learn more about the financial pressures faced by those who support others. The results will be used to help us shape a media story. If you have five minutes, we’d really appreciate hearing about your experiences.
Help test our new website
Are you living with a mental illness or caring for someone who is? Do you live in the London area and are free to attend a user testing session on 22 January?
We’re due to launch a new website in spring this year, and as one of our valued supporters, your views are really important to us. We’d love you to join us and spend about an hour exploring different sections of the new website, providing feedback on everything from the look and feel, to how easy it is to find relevant information on the new site. We’ll even offer a £50 Amazon voucher as a thank you!
Testing takes places between 9.30 am – 5.00 pm at Lloyds offices, 48 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4XX. The nearest tube is Barbican.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest. Testing sessions are running throughout the day so please let us know your availability.
How does the time of year affect your mental health?
As the festive season comes to a close and we move into the new year, we want to find out more about how different times of year affect your mental health.
Please take five minutes to share your thoughts.