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Mind in London

We're Mind in London. A partnership of 15 local Minds working together to make sure every Londoner experiencing mental health problems gets support and respect.

Our priorities for London

No London mind left behind: Our manifesto for the mayoral election in London

4 April 2024

On 2 May 2024, Londoners will be voting for the next Mayor of London. We're asking the next London mayor to make the mental health of the city we love a priority.

Read our manifesto and 5 priorities for the next London mayor.

Right Care, Right Person and the London Assembly

14 March 2024

Right Care, Right Person is a new scheme used by the Metropolitan Police and the NHS. It changes the way emergency services respond to mental health calls.

In February, our Mind in London Chair, Lynette Charles and the CEO of Mind, Dr Sarah Hughes, were invited to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee to discuss whether this was the right approach for London and its impact on Londoners. You can view a recording of the live stream

In the news

Will Poulter celebrates the Circle’s first anniversary

February 2024

Actor and Circle ambassador, Will Poulter, attended Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind’s innovative Circle café and hub to celebrate its first anniversary. You can read more about the event on the Ealing News website.

End to free bus passes for residents with mental health problems in Harrow

January 2024

Mind in Harrow expresses deep concern on the borough’s decision to stop offering free bus passes for residents with mental health problems. Read the article on Harrow online

Havering Christmas festival raises vital funds

December 2023

Christmas Land in Havering provided affordable festive fun for the community while raising vital funds for Mind in Havering, Barking and Dagenham. Read the full story on the Havering Daily website

Mental health charter for Barnet

October 2023

Barnet council launched a mental health charter on World Mental Health Day. Barnet Council's website has more information.

Welling United team up with Mind in Bexley

October 2023

Staff from Mind in Bexley attended a Welling United game to support anyone who might want to talk to them or find out about services. You can read more about the event on the Welling United website.

Who we are

We’re Mind in London. A partnership of 15 local Minds working across London’s boroughs, supporting people to live well, feel valued and fulfilled.

We believe everyone has the right to live happily and healthily. We stand together to make sure every Londoner experiencing mental health problems gets support and respect.

Why we work together 

We’re the voice of mental health in London. Together, we give a stronger voice to Londoners living with mental health problems, challenge stigma and inequalities, and deliver real change.

We’re mental health specialists with grassroots connections. We can build on our local knowledge to deliver a vision for London led by lived experience by taking a pan-London approach.

Our combined expertise allows us to reach more Londoners with quality services that are accessible wherever they live. We work in partnership to support innovation so we deliver more together than we could as individual organisations.

Our values

  • Inclusive – with focus and openness, we will reach out to all of London’s diverse communities.
  • Partnership – we share learning, best practice and connections with transparency and honesty.
  • Influence – together, we speak out to challenge stigma and deliver change.
  • User-led – our service users and people with lived experience are at the heart of everything we do.

Guided by lived experience

Our Lived Experience Advisory Group supports and informs our work. The group is made up of Londoners with lived experience of a mental health problem.

The group meets regularly with the support from Mind in London and a lived experience coach from Mind. They share their experiences of accessing and using mental health services.

The advisory group's current priorities include: 

  • Exploring the recently announced changes to benefits and how this may impact those of us with mental health problems.
  • Reviewing coproduction standards for engaging people who use mental health services so they’re truly authentic and meaningful.
  • Revisiting our ‘Big Conversation’, which listened to Londoners’ experiences of health inequality and working to offer solutions to the issues it raised.  

The group will also play a significant role in shaping the next Mind in London strategy for 2024-27. 

"I’m involved with other groups but this one stands out. Early in the process it was clear that Mind really care about active participation and empowerment."

Lived Experience Advisory Group member

"Working as part of the advisory group gives me the opportunity to share best practices with Minds across London. Thus, helping to provide equity, diversity and inclusion to all."

Lived Experience Advisory Group member

"Local Minds across London have a long tradition of working together and supporting each other for many years, and in recent times our collaboration has become stronger. Post pandemic, we understand the growing need for mental health services across London. More than ever, this means working together to campaign and influence for change, while listening to our Lived Experience Advisory Group to ensure we’re providing the services that meet the diverse mental health needs of communities across London.

We're Mind in London. We’re here to fight for mental health. For support. For respect. For you."

Lynette Charles, Chair of Mind in London

Contact us

For further information about what we do, please email: [email protected]

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