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Rethink Mental Illness News – March 2020

Being active can be important for both your mental and physical health.

But we know that it can be difficult for people living with mental illness to exercise regularly, when your condition and medication can both affect your energy levels. That’s why we’re supporting the We are Undefeatable campaign to encourage people living with long-term conditions to be more active. It’s all about taking small steps and celebrating the little victories. We have put together some tips on gentle ways to increase your activity.

Watch Jo’s story and read our tips


Cycle through Kent with us

Woman taking part in Miles for Mental Health

Join us on our annual ‘Cloisters 2 Oysters’ sponsored cycle ride through the Kent countryside and help raise funds to support people severely affected by mental illness.

The ride will take place on Sunday 10 May and you have the choice of starting in either Canterbury or Whitstable.

Sign up today for this 16 mile ride and we’ll support you to start fundraising.

Sign up today


We’re looking for media volunteers

Woman taking part in Miles for Mental Health

One of the ways we campaign around mental illness and change attitudes is by sharing stories with the media. This means we are looking for volunteers who are happy to talk to the media about your experience of living with severe mental illness or caring for someone who does.

We are especially looking for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness or people who care for those who do. This includes people with experience of: 

  • Schizophrenia

  • Psychosis

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Personality disorder

If this is you, please email media@rethink.org to find out more.

Get in touch


Save the dates

National Schizophrenia Awareness Day – Saturday 9 May

Mental Health Awareness Week – Monday 18 – Sunday 24 May