Following Government guidelines all of our Mind Shops are now closed until further notice and no longer accepting donations. (5th Jan 2021)
Click here for other ways to support Mind during this time.
When we re-open, the safety of our customers, volunteers and staff will continue to be our number one priority. As a minimum requirement, the following safety measures will be in place.
Individual risk assessments will be carried out on each shop to ensure staff and volunteers are safe to return. Vulnerable team members will continue to be supported.
Donated goods will be welcomed in open shops only and will be isolated for 48 hours before sorting. This is in line with the Charity Retail Association advice.
All shop staff and volunteers will be provided with masks, visors and gloves and till screens will be in all shops.
All surfaces will be disinfected regularly and hand sanitizer available in-store.
Contactless payment will be the preferred method.
The number of customers allowed in the stores will be limited and tape will be used to floormark 2m distancing.
Changing rooms will be closed but returns will be accepted in line with policy.
We will have reduced opening times to allow for deep cleaning of the shops.
Please note: These requirements are subject to revision as per Government guidance.
Many of you will be worrying about coronavirus and how it might affect your lives. We are here to support you. Our information provides advice on how to look after your mental health during this period.
Mind have over 160 charity shops across England and Wales.
All of the profits from these shops are re-invested directly back into National Mind to help fund vital mental health support services and information to ensure that anyone suffering from a mental health problem has a place to turn.
We sell high quality items donated by you.
We are delighted to get your pre-loved items. Each bag of donations, however small, can help us reach even more people who have mental health problems.
Ever wondered what it's like to volunteer in a Mind shop?
We went out to speak to some of our brilliant volunteers to get their thoughts on the Mind volunteer experience.
A fixture on our high streets since 1961, Mind shops are supported by our amazing volunteers. They're a dedicated bunch, who help us make sure that everyone with a mental health problem has somehwere to turn for advice and support.
There's no need for volunteering to be a big, time-consuming commitment either - even an hour a week could make a huge difference. By joining one of our teams you'll get the opportunity to learn new skills, gain qualifications, make new friends and build your confidence too.
Whether it's sorting and pricing clothes, making sales or getting creative on the shop floor, there's plenty to help out with. Our volunteers also benefit from:
All of our shops will be pleased to accept clothing, accessories, books, records, DVDs, CDs, homewear, linens and children's games and toys.
We also have Mind furniture shops in Alvaston and Hinckley which take donations of electrical goods, furniture and white goods.
Find your nearest shop in the map below, and drop your donations off during opening hours. Some of our shops also offer a collection service, so give them a call if you're not able to get to your local shop in person.
There are some items we cannot accept for safety reasons. Please review this list if you are unsure.
For health & safety reasons, we cannot accept the following items:
If you are a UK tax payer, you can make your donations worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. Simply fill in a Gift Aid form in one of our shops when you make your donation. This allows us to claim back the tax you have paid on your donation and is really valuable to us.
To find your nearest Mind, enter your postcode or town in the box below.
If your town search is not returning results this may be because of a Google Map issue. If so, please zoom in on the map (click on the small + in the bottom right) to search for Local Minds that way.