Our mission and values

We want to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental wellbeing. We also want to be the best in the world for recruiting champions to this cause, and creating environments that help people get their emotional needs met. 

Our Approach to Mental Health

All of us have mental health, just as we have physical health. Both are equally important and anyone can become mentally unwell if they are unable to meet their emotional needs. 

We are all on the mental health continuum – and we move up and down it depending on how we cope with the challenges of life and the stresses that it creates.

Suffolk Mind works across the continuum, from wellbeing to ‘severe and enduring’ mental ill-health, providing support & information for everyone. 

To influence our services and products we use an ‘organising idea’: that we all have physical and emotional needs and a set of skills and resources that we’re born with to meet those needs. This is referred to as the Emotional Needs & Resources Model.

What we do:

  • We provide a range of high quality services to support the improvement and maintenance of people's mental wellbeing; creating a positive outcome for our clients and those who support them.
  • We innovate and pioneer new services and models to meet identified needs; ensuring our services are effective, sustainable and financially viable.
  • We speak out for and raise awareness of mental wellbeing.
  • We ensure we're a viable and sustainable charitable organisation underpinned by strong governance; positively embracing new opportunities and creating partnerships and income streams that further our mission.
  • We provide a healthy working culture for our people; so that they are motivated, valued and equipped with the skills necessary to deliver our vision.


         

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