Rethink Mental Illness

The Rethink Mental Illness Advice Service offers practical help on issues such as the Mental Health Act, community care and welfare benefits, living with mental illness, medication and care. Our advice line is open from 9:30am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note that our service is confidential. If you choose to provide details they will not be shared with anyone outside the service unless we have your permission, or if we have to, in order to protect you, or other people. Your contact with us will be saved and stored in line with our data protection and confidentiality policies.

You don’t have to give us your name, address, date of birth, phone number or mobile number. But if we at least know your post code and date of birth it might improve the quality of advice that we can give you. For example, it can help to advise you on local and age-appropriate services.

Who to contact

0808 801 0525 0808 801 0525
Rethink Mental Illness
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Camelford House
89, Albert Embankment

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Who is this service for?
People experiencing mental health issues
Can I refer myself?
Referral not required
Other notes

Mental Health First Aid What is Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)? MHFA is a two-day course that teaches delegates how to recognise the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues and to respond appropriately. Who are the trainers? Rethink Mental Illness has a team of experienced trainers who deliver both MHFA programmes in Islington. Thanks to external funding, we are pleased to be able to offer FREE places to those living, working, volunteering or studying in Islington on both the Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid courses. What else do I need to know? The 12-hour training programme is run over two days, unless otherwise stated programmes will start at 9.30am and finish at 5pm. Delegates will receive a certificate and course materials upon successful completion of the course. Why do Mental Health First Aid training? There is widespread ignorance of mental ill health in the general population and there is the associated stigma too. For some the stigma can lead to delays in people seeking help and support. There is also a lack of confidence in what to do if someone is distressed or in a crisis situation. MHFA is a response to this with the aim of improving mental health literacy throughout communities, with the belief that mental health crises, such as suicidal and self-harming actions, can sometimes be avoided by early intervention.

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