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With mental health being constantly in the news it is good to be chairing a charity that helps people with difficult issues. I am hopeful that with this greater awareness we can look to a brighter future for those with mental health problems and through that obtain more funding for those who desperately need our help.
Chair of South Somerset Mind
South Somerset Mind works towards a society where more mental ill health is prevented and where individuals who have mental health problems are supported and respected. We will be innovative and purposeful raising the aspirations and expectations of all those who use our services. South Somerset Mind will challenge stigma and discrimination through education and campaigning for equal rights and better mental health services. The production of an inspirational and ambitious strategic plan reflects the commitment and long-term view we take that while people experiencing poor mental health needs us we will be here.
To provide services and support to anyone affected by mental illness improving their quality of life and well-being.
Our vision is to operate to the highest standards of governance and delivery in order to provide positive outcomes for people with mental illness.
To promote positive mental health well-being.
Excellence - We constantly strive to be excellent in all that we do. By being passionate about delivering relevant superior services we will meet our service users and funders expectations and act as a willing and constructive partner.
People - We develop the talents and respect the rights of all our employees. We will ensure that all of our employees are treated fairly, offered equality of opportunity and we will promote diversity. We value the expertise, individuality and contribution of all colleagues, working in support of each other and readily sharing good practice, in pursuit of shared goals.
Integrity - We set the highest professional standards at all times. We want our relationships to be based on respect, honesty, fairness and a firm commitment to open dialogue and transparency. We never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of our staff, volunteers and service users.
Community - We seek to make a positive contribution to the health and well-being of our service users and the communities we work with and in. We will continue to be well connected to current and future partnerships offering key contributions.
Empowering - We empower young people, adults and their families to make informed choices and influence decisions affecting them.
Innovative - We embrace change and welcome and harness new ideas that transform and inspire business development and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable services.