Rethink to report on mental health

Campaigning mental health charity Rethink is to launch a report it says highlights the plight of 50,000 sufferers of severe mental illness who have been ‘left out’ of recent mental health reforms.

Entitled ‘Lost and Found’, the report will be launched on 14 April at disused Underground station ‘forgotten Aldwych’ to illustrate the theme ‘the Lost Generation’, which Rethink said describes the problems affecting mental illness sufferers and their friends and carers.

Rethink media manager Lana Savic said: ‘We are looking at what needs to be addressed for the section of the population that has been left out by recent reforms.

‘We estimate there are over 50,000 people in this situation and we want the Government to investigate the problem. These people are just plodding along, leading very unfulfilling lives.’

The charity will invite the media, health professionals and the Government to the launch.

A three-phase mailing teaser has been sent this week and actor David Harewood is expected to lend his backing to the launch.

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