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Lancashire Mind’s vision is Mental Wellbeing for All

We’re an independent charity, based in Chorley and working for the people of Lancashire. Our committed and energetic team of staff, trustees and volunteers are passionate about making a difference to the mental health of people living and working in Lancashire.

We’re working towards a Lancashire where:

  • We can all achieve good mental health and wellbeing
  • People living with a mental health condition get the right support when needed
  • We don’t treat people differently because of their mental health

We see a future where everyone in Lancashire understands their mental health and wellbeing, see it as important as physical health and know how to look after it. We believe that only a universal approach, which gets everyone talking about and understanding mental health, will result in the achievement of Mental Wellbeing for All.

How Lancashire Mind provides support:

Working with people of all ages to build resilience, wellbeing and knowledge of mental health
We work with children from an early age and in communities around Lancashire to increase awareness of mental health and the ways in which we can improve and maintain our wellbeing

Supporting people who are experiencing barriers to achieving good mental health
We provide group and one-to-one coaching for people at risk of developing poor mental health, helping them to identify barriers and unhelpful behaviours and develop coping strategies through guided self help

Helping people to achieve and maintain recovery from poor mental health
We provide housing and support for people with a mental health condition to return to independent living

See our current projects

The Mind Federation

A network of mental health charities working together.
Mind, the mental health charity, is a national organisation that provides advice and support to anyone experiencing poor mental health. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Alongside the national charity, there’s a network of around 120 local Minds across England and Wales, as well as 150 shops run by Mind. This network is called the Mind Federation. Lancashire Mind is a local Mind.

Lancashire Mind is an active part of the Mind Federation. We work closely with national Mind and several local Minds, especially those close to us in Cumbria and Greater Manchester. We develop our own services and products and share learning with colleagues across the Federation. Mind regularly provide opportunities for local Minds to apply to take part in projects that Mind lead. Lancashire Mind have collaborated on a number of these projects, including our current Money and Me project.

Lancashire Mind is an active part of the Mind Federation. We work closely with national Mind and several local Minds, especially those close to us in Cumbria and Greater Manchester. We develop our own services and products and share learning with colleagues across the Federation. Mind regularly provide opportunities for local Minds to apply to take part in projects that Mind lead. Lancashire Mind have collaborated on a number of these projects, including our current Money and Me project.

To remain a member of the Mind Federation, Lancashire Mind have to demonstrate that we are operating effectively and meeting Mind’s expectations of good practice. We are assessed against standards set out in the Mind Quality Mark. We complete an annual self-assessment and are externally assessed every three years. We were last assessed by an external panel in 2023 and following submission of evidence and completion of actions, we were awarded our continuing status as an MQM approved local Mind in March 2024. We will undergo our next external assessment towards the end of 2026.

Visit Mind’s website to find out more about them and to access the wealth of resources they provide in their Mental Health A to Z.

"If you fundraise for your local Mind, the money raised will be spent locally to provide services for people in your area."

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