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Meet the philanthropy team

We’re the Philanthropy Team at Mind. We're passionate about Mind’s mission of better mental health. We’re dedicated to providing excellent bespoke stewardship to you.

We're continuously inspired by your generosity. And we're committed to making sure you have a personal and rewarding journey with Mind. We want to make sure you make the most significant impact possible with your giving.

Get in touch with us to find out more about what we do.

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. That year, waiting times for talking therapies on the NHS had only just been put into place. This is something Mind had campaigned for. 

“Since then, I've 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 local Minds, in the workplace and in schools.”

Dzuliana Luksa-Soltanovic

Senior philanthropy manager

“Mental health doesn’t discriminate. We know this too well through our own experiences and those of our loved ones.

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

Angela Kelly

Senior philanthropy manager

I joined Mind in the autumn of 2021. Thanks to our wonderfully generous philanthropists, we can deliver life-saving programmes. These programmes empower people to understand their mental health and to get the right support.

“We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect they deserve”.

Bianca Bello-Biamonti

Special events manager - major giving

“I joined Mind in 2018. I’ve worked in mental health hospitals and have always been a passionate advocate of mental health. Throughout our lives, we experience surprises - some beautiful, others challenging. While we can’t change the element of uncertainty, we can make sure that no one is left to face this alone. 

“This motivates me every day in the work that I do, along with the compassionate people that deliver our programmes and services. I'm so grateful for all the incredible people who support us. From funders and advisers. To those who shape our programme of events by sharing their mental health journey. It would be impossible without you.”

Georgi Peyok

Special events Manager (maternity cover) - major giving

“After 15 years working in charity events I landed my dream job at Mind in 2021, the year the organisation turned 75 years old. It's incredible how mental health has rocketed up the political and corporate agenda in the last decade. And Mind has led some fantastically effective campaigns to smash through stigma and discrimination. 

“But there's still so much to fight for. I'm thankful for the opportunity to be part of that fight. I'm proud to create memorable events alongside our amazing supporters. Events that thank, inform and inspire new and continued partnerships.”

Jordan Harris

Prospect researcher

I joined Mind in October 2021 to help the major giving team maximise their potential, which will allow Mind to keep fighting for everyone experiencing a mental health problem. I’m passionate about making sure supporters get the best possible journey. And making sure that our team can build and maintain good relationships.

“I ensure we meet the highest fundraising standards we explore all opportunities to allow Mind to support those who need it.

Lara Blishen

Philanthropy officer

“Having long admired Mind for its role in changing the conversation around mental health, I'm delighted to be a part of the team. It's difficult to overstate the critical nature of our work. Work which is only made possible by our dedicated supporters.”

Get in touch

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

To learn more about our current funding needs and how your support could make a difference, you can:

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