VOLUNTEER WEEK 2020 BLOG

COVID-19 STATEMENT

At Mind in Bexley and East Kent Mind, we wanted to keep you up to date with our plans due to COVID-19 and the recent government advice.
Firstly, we are absolutely committed to you, our clients/customers, and we will continue to support you in these unprecedented times. Our dedication to all our people, both our own and our clients, is paramount and we remain here to help.

We have made some modifications to our working practices to ensure the health and wellbeing of our people is at the forefront. Thanks for our innovative and fantastic IT and senior management team, as from 16th March, we decamped from our offices and outreach venues and all apart from our Crisis Café service have moved to a Work from Home strategy. We believe we can continue to serve residents and Carers and be here for you, if not in person, certainly by video, email, telephone and messaging, continuing to stay in touch and conduct our business in all ways other than face-to-face. Please see our new and innovative timetable which is now up and running. Our Crisis café in Bexley will however remain open from 6pm-10pm every evening.

We are all going to need companionship in this unique situation, so do not hesitate to use us as a sounding board – now more than ever. We are all part of the same community and must support each other.

Please do get in touch with me directly if you wish; but I am sure your usual contacts across Mind will be looking forward to hearing from you – helping no matter how big or small your questions or concerns are. Please leave a message on 0208 303 8932 and you will receive a call back. Alternatively email the info@mindinbexley.org.uk or info@eastkentmind.org.uk if a THANET resident and we will get back to you. We have also launched a wellbeing line for Bexley and East Kent and we are here to listen if you need support.

As ever, we are here for you and will continue to be here for you as this situation develops.

Take care

Dr David Palmer (PhD) CEO Mind in Bexley and East Kent Mind

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Who We Are

Mind in Bexley is an independent, user-focused charity providing quality outcome-based services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of the people of Bexley.

We also undertake academic research and run Mental Health Awareness Training for local organisations.

Mind in Bexley campaigns for the improvement of statutory services and fights the stigma and discrimination that many people with experience of mental or emotional distress still face.

We involve our volunteers and users of our services in our work, valuing diversity, focusing on quality and following the principles of co-production, social inclusion and recovery.

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