We are Lancashire Mind; our vision is Mental Wellbeing for All
Our mission is to revolutionise attitudes, challenge perceptions and alter provision
We believe that prevention is the solution to reducing the occurrence of mental health conditions; that everyone can achieve good mental wellbeing; and that resilience is the key to sustaining it. Our work helps people in Lancashire to be aware of, value and take care of their mental health.
Lancashire Mind was created when Chorley, South Ribble & Blackburn Mind joined with Blackpool Mind in 2011. We’re based in Chorley and work across the county of Lancashire delivering a range of projects and initiatives in the community, in schools and in workplaces.
We work in partnership with other organisations and campaign locally to make your mental wellbeing a priority. We believe that people experiencing a mental health condition can play an equal and active role in society and that negative perceptions of mental health should be challenged.
Building Resilient Communities
With 50% of mental health conditions developing before the age of 14 building resilience from an early age is central to the work of Lancashire Mind.
Everyone can build resilience by expanding our social networks and learning the skills to nurture our wellbeing and develop a positive outlook. Our ability to cope through tough times, to bounce forward, is not set in stone. By ‘weather-proofing’ our mental wellbeing we can build our resilience, so we are better able to cope with life’s challenges.
The development of resilience is embedded throughout Lancashire Mind’s work. Our Happier Lancashire initiative encourages everyone living and working in Lancashire to follow the five ways to wellbeing, we deliver programmes in schools and we provide training to workplaces.
Mental wellbeing is more than the absence of a mental health condition, it’s universal and is about our ability to feel good and function well. There are simple things that we can all do to improve and maintain our wellbeing. Good mental wellbeing helps people experiencing a mental health condition to better manage and maintain their health.
Lancashire Mind work with people to manage and improve their mental wellbeing through our Tenancy Support and Wellbeing Coach services. Our Wellbeing Coaches work one-to-one with people, supporting them to develop tools and techniques to overcome barriers to wellbeing. Our Tenancy Support Team provide practical support to individuals helping them move towards independent living.
We provide person centred support and have a joined up approach, working with other agencies and organisations to signpost people to relevant services.
Everyone who works for and with Lancashire Mind is fuelled by passion and the belief that achieving mental wellbeing will reduce the occurrence of mental health conditions. Using this passion we’re creating a happier Lancashire by sharing simple steps to improve wellbeing.
We portray mental health in a positive light and take a ‘can do’ approach in everything we do. The challenging of misconceptions is embedded throughout our projects, we support anti-stigma campaigns as part of our activities and have pledged to end mental health discrimination with Time to Change.
Visit the Time to Change website
At Lancashire Mind we are supportive of the good work that is going on across the county and believe it would not be appropriate to copy or compete with what is already in place and working well. Instead we work in partnership to encourage new approaches and ways of thinking, ensuring mental health is promoted as prominently as physical health. If you’re interested in working with us, please contact us on 01257 231660 or email [email protected]
Together we can
Mental wellbeing for all is achievable by working together. We’d like to thank the following organisations that support our work: