Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness are a national mental health charity who help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives.

Rethink Mental Illness are the largest voluntary sector provider of mental health services with over 200 services in England. Founded 40 years ago through voluntary groups for people affected by mental illness, they have over 100 groups in England.

Their advocacy services are designed to support those who are vulnerable or need help to make informed decisions and secure the rights and services to which they are entitled. We have a great deal of experience in developing and delivering quality advocacy services across a variety of settings, both in the community and in secure hospitals and secure units.

Rethink Mental Illness provide Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) in Devon and Torbay for people who are detained in hospital under a section of the Mental Health Act,  are subject to community treatment order or are under guardianship or who are being considered for psychosurgery or ECT. The service helps people understand their rights in relation to the Mental Health Act and to make informed decisions.Rethink Mental Illness also provide community mental health advocacy for support with health and social care issue in Devon County Council area.