About Us - Who we are
We are Mind Allies
At Mind Allies, 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.
Core Values and Mission
We are a not-for-profit organisation, committed to transparency in all of the support we offer and the means by which we are able to provide that support. We work with partners in the public and private sectors, and we are dedicated to ensuring that those partnerships benefit those who experience mental health problems and mental health crisis.
We want to make sure that, along with protecting the mental well-being of the public, our volunteers are supported. We have two governing boards: The Board of Trustees is made up of the founders of Mind Allies, and makes the financial and executive decisions for our organisation. They also ensure that our volunteers are safeguarded. The Committee is made up of volunteers who focus on providing frontline support to the public, and improving the services that we offer, based on experience and feedback. It is this unique structure that enables us to work closely with those experiencing mental ill health, while safeguarding our own mental well-being.
We also work with a team of doctors, therapists, and mental health nurses to ensure that the support we offer is professional and sensitive, and takes into account the latest medical research and information available. Mental health crises don’t follow a convenient timeline, so we are all working together to ensure that we provide the support you need, whenever you need it.
We want to see mental health services transformed. Through support software that is available to anyone, anywhere, anytime and retreats that offer professional, sensitive mental health care and guidance, Mind Allies is working towards a future where everyone has access to the mental health services they need, whatever that looks like for them.
Visit our Projects to find out more about what we’re working on.
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