Mind in mid Herts is a Registered Charity in England and Wales and a Company Limited by Guarantee in England.
Mind in Mid Herts is a local mental health voluntary association and charity affiliated to national Mind. We achieved Mind’s quality standard award level A in November 2005. In November 2012 Mind in Mid Herts was awarded a Level 1 in the National Mind Quality Audit.
Mind in Mid Herts came into existence through the amalgamation of Mind in Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield, and Mind in St Albans on 1st March 2007, with a remit to provide services across the mid Hertfordshire area. It has strong governance with a Committee with broad expertise and service user participation. Mind in Mid Herts draws on an active volunteer base and a professional staff team, led by an experienced and well qualified Chief Executive. Our services receive very positive feed back from service users.
Mind in Mid Herts established a successful employment project (Way 2 work) in partnership with Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, and implemented an Exercise to Health project following a successful bid to become one of 28 local project s that make up the national Moving People programme. Mind in Mid Herts was asked by the Hertfordshire Local Implementation Team to focus attention on service development in north Hertfordshire, particularly Stevenage. Premises were secured in Stevenage and services commenced there in June 2008 – the official Opening of the Stevenage Wellbeing Centre by the Mayor of Stevenage took place on 7th November 2008. From a fairly small organisation, Mind in Mid Herts has continued to expand and our Hertford office opened at the end of April 2009 with an official launch at Castle Hall, Hertford with invited speakers which included Alastair Campbell.
We have always been affiliated to Mind and, as such, form part of a national federation of independent organisations called Local Mind Associations. We participate in Mind’s quality system and are also monitored by the NHS and local authorities. We are committed to being a high quality and innovative provider of mental health care in Hertfordshire and we work, both in partnership and consortia, with many other local and national organisations.