Rachel is an admirer of Marjorie Wallace OBE who set up SANE as a campaigning organisation to raise awareness of mental illness, initially schizophrenia, and now mental illness more generally. SANE’s foundation followed a series of ground-breaking articles by Wallace in the Sunday Times. Now the charity is know for its Black Dog campaign to reduce stigma as well as its helpline.
United Response helps mentally and physically disabled people be treated at home. Rachel, herself, was happier being cared for at home than in hospital like many others, so she is delighted to be mental illness vice president of United Response and to encourage their efforts in this respect, as well as in many other areas of care for the disadvantaged.
Rachel is proud to be involved in some of Rethink’s initiatives to do just that – rethink the way we look at mental illness. She loves the way Rethink works alongside other charities and collaborates with employers in its efforts to improve the treatment of those who are mentally unwell and to reduce stigma, especially in the workplace.