Mind in Bexley is a mental health charity in Bexley. We are one of 125 local Minds affiliated to National Mind the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Each local Mind is a unique, independent charity run by local people, for local people.
We were established in 1986 by a group of people who wanted to greatly improve mental health care in Bexley, by challenging the traditional large institutional model that was dominant at the time. We have always tried to maintain this courageous and pioneering spirit at the heart of what we do.
We believe that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
We work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.
We believe that with the right support and resources everybody can create a life that feels meaningful irrespective of the presence of symptoms.
Mind in Bexley is a local Mind mental health charity offering an extensive range of support, advice, and information to communities in Bexley.
The purpose and objects of the charity is ‘to promote the preservation and the safeguarding of mental health and the relief of persons suffering from mental disorder’.
We promote wellbeing and work to reduce poor mental health and the stigma associated with it.
We support people in their recovery and champion better services for everyone.
We seek to meet these purposes by undertaking a wide range of therapeutic and non-clinical mental health activities within Bexley, including direct therapeutic support of individuals, advice, advocacy, recovery and employment services, and campaigning to reduce the stigma of mental health and to raise awareness of mental health issues.
We deliver support to individuals through more than 40 different community-based projects.
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.