is the local voluntary sector group for mental health in the borough
of Solihull. We have been in existence for twenty years and provide
a wide range of services.
sees mental health as an essential part of the general health of
the community.As a local mental health organisation we seek to improve
the quality, quantity, and accessibility of services for people
with emotional distress.
We do this by
providing information about different forms of emotional distress,
possible ways of preventing or managing them, where to look for
help, and advice on legal and other rights; encouraging the involvement
of Mind, other mental health groups, and particularly service users,
in the planning and provision of services; and by providing quality,
innovative local services which include one to one and group work,
supported housing, as well as employment and recreational activities.
aim of Solihull Mind is to promote the interests of, and provide
support to, people with mental health problems.
that people who have mental health problems have the same rights
as any other person; that they should not be disadvantaged or subject
to prejudice and should have the right to live an ordinary life
in the community with the necessary support and care to ensure fulfilment
Mind also believe that people who use mental health services should
be fully involved in the planning and delivery of those services.
and procedures are implemented to achive these aims and philosophies.
Four of the most important policies can be viewed here:
on Equal Opportunities
on User Involvement
has a commitment to quality working both within the organisation
and alongside other agencies and are, in particular, fully committed
to participating in our national body's Quality Management in Mind.
In order to assess the definition of quality we work closely with
service users within the organisation both as Trustees (89% of Committee
members are service users), staff (91% have mental health problems)
and directly with those using services.
is affiliated to Mind nationally and in addition to our own aims,
philosophies and mission statement (see above) we fully support
National Mind's mission statement etc. For details see http://www.mind.org.uk/About+Mind/Mind+Mission/keydocs
and lobbies Parliament for changes in policy, improved services,
and achieving equal rights. For details of Mind's current campaigns
visit our national website at www.mind.org.uk