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All 130 Local Minds Join The Association

Association of Mental Health Providers is delighted to welcome all 130 Local Minds to our membership of voluntary and community sector mental health service providers.

Local Minds are based in communities around England and Wales, and like our wider VCSE membership, tailor their services to the needs of the community they serve, which include talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment, and housing support.

Welcoming the Local Minds to our organisation, Kathy Roberts, Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to have on board all 130 Locals Minds as members of The Association, all of whom are delivering vital services in their local communities. Our membership is vast – it ranges from small to large organisations, from local to national providers, from specialisms in crisis care to complex needs, from children and young people’s mental health to women and BME communities. But no matter the size, location or specialism of our members, each voice matters to us and so, with the addition of 130 service providers to our organisation, we will continue to represent all our members equally and promote the invaluable role of the whole VCS in mental health service provision.

“National Mind has cemented its position as an influential mental health organisation through public campaigns and government lobbying, but we believe it’s the 1000+ services that are delivered by Local Minds in the communities that make the real difference to people and their families.

“We believe that it is only by working collaboratively with each organisation for a whole-system approach that we can play a key role in shaping the future of services for people with mental health conditions, and so we look forward to working with Local Minds in achieving our goal. Our membership of VCSE organisations has a significant reach of over 5 million people affected by a mental health condition and the addition of Local Minds to our membership extends this even further – we couldn’t be prouder to welcome all 130 organisations as members.”

Karen Mellanby, Director of Networks & Communities at Mind, said:

“The Association of Mental Health Providers’ offer of membership to the entire local Mind network is a really positive step for the federation. Local Minds will now have access to a greater wealth of materials and resources than ever before, as well as new ways to share learning and good practice throughout an expansive community of voluntary and community sector organisations. This opportunity shows that The Association recognise the huge value of the work local Minds are doing every day to serve their communities.”

For more information, please contact Dania Hanif, Policy and Communications Lead, on or call 020 7766 7498.