Since it was founded over 70 years ago in 1946, Mind has grown to become one of the UK’s leading mental health charities, with a national presence including over 150 charity shops and 140 Mind centres. With ‘Minds’ across a selection of communities, Mind works in partnership with each local area to ensure that needs and services are matched up, providing unique and high-quality resources. Services offered by Mind include talking therapy, peer support, advocacy, crisis care and employment support.
In addition to these services, the mental health charity also runs an information phone line from 9am-6pm on weekdays as well as Elefriends, an online community in which individuals are encouraged to speak openly about their mental health.
Mind’s tailored approach to mental health has been supported by many, with the charity participating in a number of campaigns addressing everything from crisis care to benefits. Stephen Fry, who himself has struggled with bipolar disorder, is the charity’s current President and ambassador, working with Mind towards ensuring that every person can receive the most immediate and effective care and attention, whether it be initial diagnosis or counselling and support.
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