Newark Mind – for better mental health

For better mental healthNewark Mind is an independent charity working across Newark and Sherwood, Lincoln and Grantham providing information, support and guidance on mental health issues across these areas.

A service user led organisation, we have been in existence since 1982, with a remit of providing services to people who have had, or are experiencing mental ill health. We not only support individuals, but also to their families and close others who are affected by the situation as a whole and aim for services to be responsive, inclusive, relevant, accessible and user led. The values that underpin Newark Mind are autonomy, equality, knowledge, participation and respect at all times.

Newark Mind has a proven 30 year track record of providing services and support with and for people with mental and emotional issues.  Service user involvement and development is at the core of the organisations ethos and feeds through to service delivery, ensuring ownership by the beneficiaries.

Newark Mind is managed by a team of dedicated volunteers who collectively form the ‘Board of Management’.

The Board consists of Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Volunteer representative, Member’s representative, Local Authority representatives and individual members and observers- all of whom play a vital role in the smooth running of the organisation.

Newark Mind is committed to offering opportunities for people with mental health issues to join it’s management committee and actively encourages the support and nurturing to enable them to do this.

Newark Mind – Vision

Newark Mind is the leading mental health charity for Newark and Sherwood.

Our vision is of a society in which there is support, respect and acceptance for people who have mental and emotional issues, enabling them to cope and to experience a greater sense of wellbeing and independence. We do this by: Promoting inclusion by challenging discrimination, working closely with but independently of statutory services providers, by actively encouraging user participation in all aspects of the charity’s activities, including membership of the management committee, promoting positive images of mental health and by providing services, which are accessible at the point of delivery