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Meet the Philanthropy Team

We're the Philanthropy Team at Mind. We all share a collective passion for Mind’s mission of better mental health and are dedicated to providing excellent bespoke stewardship to you. We are continuously inspired by your generosity, and are committed to ensuring that you receive a personal and rewarding journey with Mind, and make the biggest possible impact with your giving. Get in touch with us to find out more.

Imogen Topliss

Head of Philanthropy

“I joined Mind’s philanthropy team in 2014 after seeing friends live through the suicide of a loved one and struggle to get support for their own mental health. That year, waiting times for talking therapies on the NHS had only just been put into place, which was something Mind campaigned for.

“Since then, I have been inspired by philanthropists who want to transform mental health support and trust Mind to be there online, on the phone, face to face at a local Mind, in the workplace and in schools.”

Imogen Topliss (far right), Head of Philanthropy

Dzuliana, Senior Major Giving Officer

Dzuliana Luksa-Soltanovic

Senior Philanthropy Officer

“Mental health does not discriminate. We all know this too well through our own experiences and those of our loved ones.

“Mind is here to ensure everyone remains empowered to speak up about their experiences and get support when they need it most.”

Imogen Richardson

Senior Philanthropy Officer

“I first started working at Mind because I believe that everyone should have somewhere to turn to; I stayed because every day I see the life-saving work we do together, made possible by donations from exceptional individuals.

“When I visited our Infoline, I listened to a call where our advisor, Sam, helped someone who was about to take their own life – the compassion and guidance she showed for the person on the end of the phone who she had never met will stay with me, and I’m sure with that person, forever.”

Imogen (right) at our 2019 Peer Support event

Bianca (right) with our Chairman Stevie Spring

Bianca Bello-Biamonte

Senior Philanthropy Events Officer

“I joined Mind in 2018. Having worked in mental health hospitals, I have always been a passionate advocate of good mental health. Throughout our lives we experience surprises, some beautiful and others challenging that we are left to face. Whilst we can’t change the element of uncertainty, what we can do is ensure that no one is left to face this alone.

“This motivates me, every day in the work that I do at Mind along with the compassionate people that deliver our programmes and services. I am so grateful for all the incredible individuals who support us from funders and advisers, to those who bravely help shape our programme of events by sharing their mental health journey. It would be impossible without you; you make it possible.”

Freya Randall

Philanthropy Officer

“I started Mind as a volunteer, to give back to a charity that had been there for in numerous ways. That was three years ago and I'm still here! I've since been privileged to become part of a family of sorts - of inspiring people who have dedicated their careers to helping people with mental health problems.

“Mind never loses sight of its mission. It really is a fearless, unstoppable force for change and I'm proud to be part of the journey.”

Freya, Philanthropy Officer

John and Jeff at one of Mind's Philanthropy events in 2019

John Harvey, Principle Gift Consultant with Jeff Sheer, Founder of Solid Management

“Affinity to Mind’s cause helped inspired us to bring our depth of knowledge of the philanthropy sector to advise Mind’s Board, CEO office and wider Partnerships Team. Jeff works principally with Mind’s Philanthropy Team, which includes John Harvey.

“We joined Mind’s Philanthropy Team in 2018 and are both seasoned West Ham United fans!”

Get in touch

If you believe passionately in creating change for people experiencing mental health problems, we would love to work with you.

To find out more about our current funding needs and how your support could make a difference, please email our Philanthropy Team on [email protected] or call us on 0208 215 2299. 

 

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