About Islington Mind
We are an independent charitable organisation, but part of the Mind network.
We offer the only unrestricted-access day service in the borough, providing about 1,000 users a year with a service which aids their recovery through active participation in decisions that affect their daily life in the wider community.
Our vision is for everyone in Islington to get the respect and support they need to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
- We help people connect to themselves, to each other and to their support networks and communities
- We empower people by providing mental health support focused on strengths and assets, not on diagnoses
- We promote community cohesion
- Respect – we listen with care, respect and provide reassurance to everyone we encounter
- Equality – we are committed to easy and equal access to mental health services and support for everyone in Islington
- Strength orientated – we help people find their voice, connect to their strengths and use their skills and assets
- Co-Production – we strive to develop and deliver services with the people we support
- Challenging Stigma and Discrimination – we seek to influence and improve mental health services in Islington, raising awareness surrounding mental health
- Community Cohesion – we actively seek opportunities for collaboration when developing services.
We are here to safeguard and promote the mental health and wellbeing of all adult (18+) Islington residents, and to offer support to residents who experience mental distress, so they:
- Improve self-esteem and confidence and live independently in their communities
- Reduce the need to access secondary mental health services, so that mental health crisis and hospital admissions are reduced
- Increase social inclusion
- Improve their capacity to represent their own needs, and make their voices heard
- Improve independence, financial security, and resilience – reducing the poverty often accompanying mental ill health, as well as the risk of destitution and homelessness.
We also aim to contribute to a stronger and more cohesive community and to raise awareness surrounding mental health problems.