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Who we are
We know that mental health, like physical health, can fluctuate throughout life. Our mental health can be influenced by social, physical, geographical, economic, and emotional changes, and it is important that people have access to the support they need whenever they need it. This is especially vital in times of crisis, when our mental well-being is threatened by changing circumstances. Mind Allies exists because we know that people in crisis aren’t getting the support they need, and the support that is in place is often inadequate for the mental healing that must take place over longer periods of time. We want to change that, and by acting as the first point of contact for those in crisis and the conduit for appropriate follow-through, we aim to see mental health services transformed, and stigma around mental ill health eradicated.
Why we exist
To provide support
To fill in the gaps
To build and develop mental health services
What Makes Us Different?
We believes that the existing mental health support lacks certain important features, preventing it from being a fully rounded effective service. Whilst we acknowledge the challenges and limitations that are faced by the current mental health care/therapy services, we have created a new approach.
The existing services, by their very nature, have to offer a one-size-fits-all care package; however, Mind Allies delivers a tailored approach, providing support in a way that suits the individual. Whether that’s working with a therapist, spending time at a nature-based retreat, music therapy, or mindfulness – we have access to a wide range of resources. Mind Allies can also continue providing support for a far longer timeframe than the current mental health services, ensuring that no one feels abandoned or rushed.
Another way we are making a difference is by offering unlimited support to our volunteers. We recognise that their vital contribution to supporting others can result in their own poor mental health, but that we couldn’t continue without them. By providing full access to all our services, Mind Allies can help them to help others.