Mind in Mid Herts
Mind in Mid Herts has a positive and holistic approach to promoting mental well being. They support individuals who are suffering or who have suffered from mental and emotional distress. This is achieved by following the Recovery model which enables individuals to make well informed life choices. This way of working underpins all aspects of work within the organisation
Mind in Mid Herts is a local mental health voluntary association and charity affiliated to national Mind. They achieved Mind’s Level 1 Quality award in Spring 2012.
Mind in Mid Herts came into existence through the amalgamation of Mind in Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield, and Mind in St Albans on 1st March 2007, with a remit to provide services across the Mid Hertfordshire area. It has strong governance with Trustees providing broad expertise and service user participation. Mind in Mid Herts draws on an active volunteer base and a professional staff team, led by an experienced and well qualified Chief Executive. The services receive very positive feed back from service users.
Mind in Mid Herts established a successful employment project (Way 2 work) in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, and implemented an Exercise to Health project following a successful bid to become one of 28 local projects that make up the national Moving People programme. Mind in Mid Herts was asked by the Hertfordshire Local Implementation Team to focus attention on service development in North Hertfordshire, particularly Stevenage. Premises were secured in Stevenage and services commenced there in June 2008 – the official Opening of the Stevenage Well being Centre by the Mayor of Stevenage took place on 7th November 2008. From a fairly small organisation, Mind in Mid Herts has continued to expand and the Hertford office opened at the end of April 2009 with an official launch at Castle Hall, Hertford with invited speakers which included Alastair Campbell.