Who we are
We are Lancashire Mind. We are more than a mental health charity. We’re a passionate movement leading the mental wellbeing revolution in Lancashire.
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. We want to shape a generation that won’t treat people differently based on their mental health. We believe that through partnership we can embed our values and beliefs, share experiences and improve people’s mental wellbeing across the county.
We work collaboratively with communities, utilising peer support and asset based approaches, to overcome barriers to mental wellbeing, impacting behaviour change and achieving self care by promoting resilience skills. We do this through resilience courses in schools, training for workplaces, wellbeing coaching, tenancy support and our universal awareness raising campaign, Happier Lancashire.
Location: Chorley, other venues around Lancashire and virtual meetings via MS Teams or Zoom
Salary: voluntary role; out of pocket expenses may be claimed and investment in trustee development provided
Lancashire Mind continues to grow in reach and scope despite challenging circumstances for the sector. Our vision is Mental Wellbeing for All, which is supported by a coherent mission statement: revolutionise attitudes, challenge perceptions, alter provision.
Our work enables people in Lancashire to value and take care of their mental health. Our dedicated team challenge misconceptions about mental health, develop resilience in people from an early age and work with communities to build a happier Lancashire.
Externally, Lancashire Mind is well positioned and well respected in the health, public and third sectors. We are viewed as thought leaders in the areas of mental wellbeing and mental health prevention and we have been instrumental in shifting the county-wide understanding of mental health.
With a number of key trustees reaching the end of their terms of office over the next 12 months, we now seek up to several new board members who share our organisational values and have a passionate belief that prevention and resilience are the key to achieving mental wellbeing.
If you’ d like to play your part in achieving mental wellbeing for all, have skills and talents beneficial to Lancashire Mind and can commit on average two days per month, we’re really interested in hearing from you.
We want Trustees who possess the following core skills:
· Knowledge and understanding of the role and responsibilities of a charity trustee
· A strong commitment to achieving Mental Wellbeing for All
· Commitment to promoting equality of opportunity, recognising the differing challenges faced by diverse groups
· Ability to think strategically and creatively and to challenge established views in an emotionally intelligent manner
· Excellent communication skills
· An understanding of (or a willingness to understand) the strategic, policy and political environments that affect and influence Lancashire Mind’s work
We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with one or more of the following skills:
· Professional experience of communications and marketing
· A qualification in accountancy and a thorough understanding of financial governance
· Significant experience of charity governance
· Knowledge and experience of public health – ideally with experience of mental health prevention
· Knowledge and experience of primary/secondary mental health care
However, we welcome applications from high performing and well-connected individuals who feel that they offer other pertinent skills and/or connections that are not listed above.
Lancashire Mind particularly welcomes applicants who can bring a diversity of thinking to our work and organisation, based on their personal characteristics and experience, be it of disability, ethnicity, faith or sexuality. We particularly welcome applications from individuals that have a lived experience of mental health conditions.
Appointed Trustees will serve a three-year term in office, with an opportunity at the end of that first term to stand for re-election for a second three-year term.
For more information about the role and how to apply (or if you would like to book a short phone call with our CEO) please email [email protected].
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