A big thanks to the thousands of people who filled out our consultation survey on Mind’s future direction
We consulted extensively with thousands of people with mental health problems, supporters and key stakeholders. We know that the next four years are going to be crucial for the lives of millions of people. We are uniquely placed to build on the positive changes we have seen, to challenge any backward steps, and to move closer towards the tipping point desired by so many people with a mental health problem where they are treated with respect as equal citizens in our society.
Over 2,400 Mind staff, volunteers, members and people with an interest in mental health completed our survey. You can now read the summary and watch short interviews with Mind members recorded at the start of the consultation.
We’d like to thank everyone who has contributed to the process.
Over 2,400 people responded to the consultation survey; 78% had direct experience of mental distress.
Key issues identified
- stigma and discrimination (‘normalising’ mental distress)
- development and support of local Mind associations and their services
- raising awareness and education about mental distress
- promoting wellbeing, prevention and recovery
- monitoring and improving service provision
- promoting social inclusion via the lobbying of government.