We were established in 1995 by a group of local people who wanted to provide information and activities for people in the community experiencing mental health difficulties.
Since then we have worked hard to develop what we do in response to local issues.
Each year we work with over 6000 people to improve their mental health and wellbeing in lots of different ways.
We employ over 100 paid staff members and each year over 100 people support us by volunteering.
We are a member of the national Mind network and work within the quality standards of Mind.
We also have the Investors in People and the Investing in Volunteering quality standards.
We genuinely care about local people and the work that we do. We treat people with respect and dignity.
It can be difficult to ask for help and there is still much stigma associated with mental health. When people come to us for support, our response is warm and welcoming. Our staff and volunteers are helpful and friendly. We don’t judge people.
People trust us with their personal stories. We appreciate this isn’t easy and are grateful for people’s confidence in us. We take confidentiality very seriously.
We are commited in finding the best support for you. We can tailor our services to meet your needs as we know finding help for mental health issues can be difficult. If we cannot help you, we will find the right support from other local organisations where needed.
All our staff and volunteers are skilled in the work they do and are supported by us. We work to ensure that our environment is safe and beneficial to you.