Minds for Health recognises the value of communities and small groups in working efficiently and effectively. For this reason most of our day-to-day activity is organised by local branches.
A branch is simply a commitee of interested people who want to help Minds for Health on a sustained basis. They aim to carry out our core activities in their local area or community including:
- Financial support (Fundraising)
- Advocacy (Raising awareness and supporting campaigns through talks, stalls and events)
- Direct Support (Recruting volunteers and letter exchange participants)
- Research and Cooperation (promoting links with mental health organisations, university departments)
Branches are supported and guided by our national general committee.
Why not get involved in your area? We currently have branches in York, Leeds and Warwick. See our contact page to get in touch with your local committee.
Alternatively you might think about setting up a local group in a school, place of worship, community group or university. All of our groups start in a small way and we can support you by providing resources and advice as you get going.
Contact our local groups coordinator for details email@example.com
A Minds for Health branch was founded at Leeds University started in 2004. Since then students have been very active, fundraising and raising awareness in the student body and beyond.
Warwick branch was started in the University and Medical School in 2007. It supports our advocacy work and actively recruits volunteers through Medsin.
York Branch has been running since 2002. In 2010-11 York University Raising and Giving (RAG) committee chose Minds for Health as its international charity of the year.