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1 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink weekRethink week Rethink is the new operating name for NSF, the National Schizophrenia Fellowship. Working together to help everyone affected by severe mental illness including schizophrenia, to recover a better quality of life through: Reaching people early Helping people affected to recover a meaningful life; Supporting the people who are most affected; Changing attitudes and tackling discrimination.

2 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink is the largest voluntary sector service provider in mental health, with a total income of nearly £35 million providing 400 services that help 7500 people each day.

3 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink’s income is made up from a small amount of government funding, membership fees and fundraising events.

4 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink conducts social research into various topics including: view on treatments, suicide and the treatment of people with severe mental illness in black minority ethnic groups.

5 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink uses this research to campaign for better quality services and care for both service users and their carers.

6 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink’s Objectives are to: Raise awareness amongst the public of the benefits of seeking help early. Give people easy and direct access to help and information. Work in partnership with the statutory and voluntary sectors to ensure consistent responses. Campaign vigorously for additional resources to reduce the length in time between symptoms appearing and receiving help. Develop new services and service models that respond to today’s mental health needs

7 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Rethink are campaigning for: Reaching people early Informed choice/best fit medications Evidence based talking treatments Recovery oriented social support Continuous and responsive care management Carer involvement, support and education All delivered with respect, choice and involvement

8 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Facts 60% of young people admit verbally abusing people with mental illnesses Two thirds of all press and television coverage associated mental illness with violence The average wait for treatment, after the onset of clear psychotic symptoms, is between 52 and 78 weeks

9 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Facts The Department of Health says that there are 630,000 people with severe mental illness in England and Wales Only 1 in 5 of them is in employment This is the lowest employment rate for any disability group

10 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student Facts 1 in 100 people will experience schizophrenia at some point in their lives 1 in 100 will experience bi-polar disorder (manic depression) 1 in 4 will experience a mental health problem of some kind this year

11 Produced by a Diploma in Administration student If you would like to find out any additional information you can visit Rethink have also set up a unique interactive site specifically designed for 16 – 25 year olds which follows the experiences of 5 young people and you can visit them at


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