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Combating stigma

Contributors to this DVD talk from personal experience about the social impacts of living with a mental illness, including stigma and discrimination. Content includes the experiences of two carers and two people who have had experience of mental health problems. In addition, Professor Graham Thornicroft talks about the recent research evidence in nine key areas. Additional clips of other people's experiences also add to the evidence in these nine areas.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:23

Who cares? The experiences of mental health carers accessing services and information

Rethink regularly carries out social survey research to monitor expert opinion on standards of mental health care. The recent Our Point of View survey, upon which this report is based, asked: are things getting better for the people who use mental health services, their families and friends at the beginning of the 21st Century in Britain?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:15

Under pressure: the impact of caring on people supporting family members or friends with mental health problems

This report is based on findings from a large national survey of carers’ views carried out between November 2002 and February 2003. Under Pressure focuses on two principle questions: how has the mechanism introduced to provide carers with a gateway to statutory support, the carers’ assessment, been received?; and what helps carers to support their own health and well being?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:10