Rethink Mental Illness
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About Rethink Mental Illness

Who We Are

People with experience of mental illness, and those who care for them, are at the heart of everything we do. They shape our expert advice, information and training, and over 200 services. They also drive our campaigning and help to run over 140 local support groups. Supporting all this life-changing work are our incredible supporters, volunteers and staff members.

Our Vision and Impact

Our vision is for equality, rights, the fair treatment and maximum quality of life for all those affected by mental illness, their carers, family and friends. As one of the largest charitable providers of services for people living with mental illness, we are well placed to make a direct impact on the care people receive. But we have a much larger vision too – to transform at every level the way our nation approaches mental illness. Every year, our diverse range of information and support helps tens of thousands of people get through crises, live independently and feel that they do not have to face mental illness alone.

Our People and Governance

Meet some of the individuals who make Rethink Mental Illness such an inspiring and impactful organisation. From people with experience of mental illness, to our wonderful supporters and volunteers, to our executive team and board of trustees. Every single person who is part of our incredible team plays a vital role in helping us deliver our mission: to lead the way to a better life for everyone severely affected by mental illness.

Our History

Rethink Mental Illness was formed almost 50 years ago by a group of inspiring people who were caring for a loved one living with schizophrenia. Since then, the experiences and knowledge of carers and people living with mental illness have been vital in helping our organisation improve the lives of thousands of people every year. Together, we’ve done this by developing and establishing expert information and advice, services and support groups for people severely affected by mental illness. We’ve also provided training and launched local and national campaigns that have changed, and continue to change, how people and society as a whole view and behave towards people living with mental illness.


Join our talented team and become part of an inspiring organisation that improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness. We have a wide range of passionate and talented employees who do their utmost to raise awareness of mental health issues and provide people severely affected by mental illness with the support they need.


Employee benefits Rethink Mental Illness offer an attractive salary and benefits package. We are committed to paying competitive salaries but also recognise that many people are motivated by non-financial benefits. We therefore offer flexible working opportunities for all staff and ensure that there is flexibility when people need time off for exams, domestic emergencies and medical appointments. The employee benefits and entitlements below are universally available to all staff regardless of grade or level: -Competitive salary & flexible working arrangements -Contributory pension scheme & Life assurance -Occupational sick pay scheme -25, increasing to 30 days, annual leave per year, plus statutory holidays for all staff (pro rata for part time staff) -Your Rethink Day – an additional day’s leave on your birthday (pro rata for part time staff) -Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policy -Dependant leave & compassionate leave -Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses -Season ticket loan -Employee assistance program -In depth training programmes for all our staff from mandatory training to specialist areas. -Funded training and development opportunities delivered in a variety of ways, face to face, mentoring, coaching, e-learning and blended learning solutions -Access to a range of e-learning courses and resources through our e-learning Zone -Accredited Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) center and provide comprehensive development programmes for managers -We have a career progression programme (Invest in your Career) to develop skills and experiences of staff aspiring to become managers -Ongoing professional and personal development is supported by individual supervision, group supervision and appraisal.

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89 Albert Embankment Lambeth London SE1 7TP


less than £1m


501 to 1,000