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Suffolk Mind to recruit new volunteer trustees

Suffolk Mind is recruiting new trustee volunteers to govern the organisation and help make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.

Suffolk Mind are currently diversifying and growing their income, making the most of the prestigious Heritage and Wellbeing Centre, Quay Place in Ipswich, and finding ways to enable as many people as possible, right across the county, to look after themselves and others around them.

A trustee at Suffolk Mind is responsible for the governance of the organisation, the delivery of safe and high quality services and keeping financial accounts, and safeguarding the assets of the charity.

Nigel Suckling, Chair of trustees said: “It’s an exciting time to join Suffolk Mind; we are looking for people who understand our ambition for the future and will be as excited as us about the potential we see ahead. Our Board is committed to ensuring that we stay at the forefront of best practice of strong and effective governance.

“No specific qualifications are required to be a trustee but you should have relevant expertise or experience which will enable you to make a positive contribution to the work of our board”.

During 2017-2018 Suffolk Mind delivered services to over 1100 people in Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The organisation works right across the continuum, from well being to ‘severe and enduring’ mental ill health, providing support and information for everyone.

A drop-in recruitment afternoon will be held between 3pm and 7pm on 11th October, for people to find out more about becoming a trustee at Suffolk Mind.

Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 3rd October 2018


Ipswich Town footballer helps Suffolk Mind raise awareness on World Suicide Prevention Day

Ipswich Town footballer, Jordan Spence will be supporting Suffolk Mind on World Suicide Prevention Day (Monday 10th September) by attending events at Quay Place in Ipswich to raise awareness of the issue.

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 7th September 2018


Chair of Heritage Lottery Fund visits award winning Quay Place in Ipswich

Sir Peter Luff, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF), visited to Quay Place this week.

Along with the Head of HLF in East of England, Robyn Llewellyn, he learnt about the exciting projects staff at Quay Place have been working on and the impact National Lottery funding has had. These include an upcoming exhibition about Henry and Alice Tooley, who contributed much of their wealth to the people of Ipswich. (more…)

Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 22nd August 2018


Suffolk Mind teams up with Ipswich Town Football Club to raise awareness of mental health

Suffolk Mind has joined forces with Ipswich Town Football Club to shine a spotlight on mental health.

The club has released a video which includes high profile Ipswich town players like captain Luke Chambers and new manager Paul Hurst, explaining how ‘together we can all make a difference’.

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 2nd August 2018


Suffolk Mind trustee and supporter complete 100 mile bike ride for charity

Two people, a trustee and a Suffolk Mind supporter have cycled 100 miles to raise money for the mental health charity.

Dr Nicky Ridgeway and Julian Tyndale-Biscoe took part in Prudential RideLondon, the greatest festival of cycling in the world, over the weekend (28th/29th July) to raise money for Suffolk Mind. 

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 1st August 2018


Suffolk Mind Trustee takes on 100-mile bike ride for charity

A trustee of Suffolk Mind is cycling 100 miles to raise money to help people with mental health difficulties. 

Julian Tyndale-Biscoe is taking part in Prudential RideLondon, the greatest festival of cycling in the world. He will be setting off on 29th July 2018 on his dad’s bike to raise money for Suffolk Mind and Mind nationally. Prudential RideLondon was developed by the Mayor of London and his agencies in 2013. It’s to encourage more healthy and active travel across the capital. 

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 14th June 2018


Suffolk Mind Housing Project is rated outstanding

A housing project run by Suffolk Mind has been rated as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

An inspection was carried out at Montrose House in Ipswich on 12th April 2018 where its rating was upgraded from good, after a previous inspection in 2015. 

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 11th June 2018


Suffolk Mind celebrates Suffolk Day with Suffolk Storytelling

Suffolk Mind is joining celebrations across the county on Suffolk Day, by hosting a free storytelling event in Ipswich. 

The charity is hoping to enchant children and adults with stories of magical creatures, sword fighting princesses and the Suffolk version of Rumpelstiltskin. There will also be a special guest in the form of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, who will star in Elmer’s Big Parade Trail across Ipswich in the summer of 2019. 

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 8th June 2018


Suffolk Mind celebrates its volunteers

Suffolk Mind has been celebrating the hard work of its volunteers at an event in Ipswich, during national Volunteer Week. 

The charity held an afternoon tea event – with scones freshly baked by chief executive, Jon Neal – at Quay Place on Monday 4th June, to reward those who give up their time to help with making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health. 

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 4th June 2018


Suffolk Mind aims to improve mental wellbeing for residents and businesses in Newmarket

Suffolk Mind, is providing free courses for the residents and businesses of Newmarket to help improve mental wellbeing in the town.

The charity is working with businesses, schools, charities and local government to make Suffolk the best place in the world to talk about and take care of mental health. Now it’s targeting Newmarket to give it the attention it deserves.

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Author: Stuart Dent
Posted on: 11th May 2018


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