How can you get involved and help Scunthorpe & District Mind.
There are lots of ways to get involved and support Scunthorpe and District Mind. We’re a small local charity and over recent years as our service has got busier, our funding has decreased making it a real challenge to continue to provide our services. We’re part of a network of local Mind associations and are affiliated to Mind the national mental health charity. This means that we have to meet Mind’s quality standards and also gives us access to information and support.
A lot of people think that we’re funded by Mind but that isn’t the case. We receive a small amount of funding from North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group which is supplemented by donations, grant funding and fundraising.
We really appreciate all the help that we receive from our community so whether you can help us by giving a few hours of your time, making a small donation or organising a large fundraising event we’ll give you all the support we can.
All our funding is spent providing support for people in the North Lincolnshire area so you can be sure your help is being used effectively to help local people.
You can help us by;
Becoming a member
Membership costs £5 per year and gives you the right to vote at our Annual General Meeting and also the option of becoming a trustee yourself. Members receive a membership card, a copy of our annual report, and a discount on drinks in the centre.
There are lots of opportunities to give your time to help us. Our volunteers can get involved in delivering our services (such as helping at Peer Support Sessions), helping out with office work or admin or doing some fundraising for us. We offer our volunteers a training programme (including Mental Health First Aid), expenses and lots of support. Contact us for more information.
There are lots of opportunities to get involved with us and make a difference to the mental health community. You can get involved by taking part in local consultations, sharing experiences of mental health to challenge stigma and discrimination or perhaps you’d like to get involved with campaigning. Contact us for local information or check out Mind’s website for a national perspective http://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/. You can also get involved
There are lots of ways you can raise funds. Perhaps you could help out at one of our collection days? Or maybe you’d like to do a sponsored walk, a run or even a sponsored silence. Other options include organising an event such as a charity disco or maybe a coffee morning or a bake off. Contact us for more information.