Get Involved

It is Washington Mind’s aim to involve those who access services and the wider community at all levels in the organisation including fundraising, volunteering opportunities, the forming of policy, planning, and development and running of services through representation on the Executive Committee we aim to do this by:

• Actively encouraging different ways to get involved at a level that suits the individual
• Providing training opportunities to equip people with the skills to fully participate in all areas of involvement
• Using “User friendly” language at all times
• Assisting people to do things for themselves rather than doing things for/to people
• Fully consulting and involving service users in the forming of policy, planning, governance, recruitment development and delivery of services
• Empowering service users to make real decisions about their own lives, services they receive and the community in which they live
• Creating a “needs led” service where it is more important that views and ideas flow “from the bottom up” than from “the top down”
• Ensuring consultation is an ongoing, two way process

The views of all of the people who use our services are important to us and there are various ways you can be involved and have your voice heard:

  • Speak directly to staff member or volunteer
  • Email – info@washingtonmind.org.uk
  • Text—07507330995
  • Write to Washington Mind
  • Contribute to group meetings
  • Use suggestion box provided
  • Complete services evaluation form
  • Speak directly to a Sub Group member
  • Join a sub group (e.g. committee, funding, newsletter)

Group Meetings:
Washington Mind Involvement Group meetings take place monthly at The Life House and are open to all Washington Mind service users, staff and volunteers. All are welcome to contribute to the meeting agenda and minutes of the meeting are displayed in the Open Mind sessions. The minutes are also available at each outreach location on request.

Ifr you would like to get involved in any accept of the work of Washington Mind please contact us on:  0191 417 8043 or email: info@washingtonmind.org.uk