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Rethink is the largest severe mental illness charity in the UK. It is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health field. Rethink provide a wide range of community services including employment projects, supported housing, day services, helplines, residential care, and respite centres. All their services try to help people take more control of their own lives by building their confidence and strengthening their skills. Rethink also campaign for changes to policy and practice that will impact on both local and national levels. They raise awareness of mental health issues, and challenge the attitudes that create stigma. Rethink was formerly known as the 'National Schizophrenia Fellowship'.
15th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP
Area serviced:
0300 5000 927 (Advice Line and General Enquiries)
Opening times:
Advice line is open Monday-Friday 10am-2pm (except Bank Holidays)

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Services providing advice and information relating to all aspects of mental health.
Services offered to those who may require an advocate. An advocate is a person who can support a service user or carer through their contact with health services. Advocates will attend meetings with patients and help service users or carers to express concerns or wishes to health care professionals. Although many people can act as an advocate (friend, relative, member of staff) there are advocacy services available that can be accessed through the Trust.These advocates are trained and independent.
Befriending services offer supportive, reliable relationships through volunteer befrienders to people with mental health problems who would otherwise be socially isolated.
Organisations or services involved with campaigning for rights associated with mental health issues.
Services which protect vulnerable people, enabling them to be as independent as possible and get the most out of their lives. This could be in a temporary crisis or in a longer lasting situation. Also support services for mental health carers.
Charitable organisations representing a specific cause countrywide.
Services related to centres where members can 'drop-in' informally to access a range of services and resources.
Services to support those suffering from problems relating to drugs and/or alcohol.
Vocational services which provide education and training related to gaining employment.
Services which are offered free of charge.
This is a psychotic disorder marked by delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking and speech, inappropriate emotions and/or lack of emotions.
Services which offer a helpline for providing support in a crisis and/or information and advice.
Services provided in the user or patient's own home.
Services providing information and advice about accessing temporary and long term housing.
Services providing information and advice, or treatment, for illnesses and conditions related to mental health.
Legal advice services related to mental health issues and service users.
Resources related to, or offering, literature and audio/visual materials related to mental health.
Services which provide advice and information related to drug treatments prescribed for mental health needs.
OCD is a problem characterised by obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviour. The behaviour can take various forms such as cleaning or checking rituals in which the person will repeatedly clean themselves or their house or check, for example, that doors are locked and/or electrical sockets are turned off. Dermatological problems are common in people who repeatedly wash their hands. People with OCD can be treated using cognitive behavioural treatment and/or antidepressants.
Services or initiatives to encourage increased social inclusion for mental health services users.
Mental health services offered in a specific area, or served by organisations operating on a region-by-region basis.
Services relating to mental health research.
This is a psychotic disorder marked by delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking and speech, inappropriate emotions and/or lack of emotions. It is characterised by serious disturbances of thought and perception which cannot be attributed to brain damage.
Organisations providing mental health training for professionals and non professionls.

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