Page 3 - Solent Mind Annual Report 2015
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come from the Chair of the Trustees

Getting feedback from people who use people to speak up for themselves
our services is a vitally important part and home based support helps people
of Solent Mind’s work. This review of maintain independence. In all our work
another busy and successful year we keep individuals right at the centre
highlights some of the stories of people of the service.
we have supported. Our italk, Improving
Access to Talking Therapies programme This commitment to those we serve is
is reaching out to more and more people enshrined in our new 2020 vision which
(10,500 people were supported this year) focuses on wellbeing, trust, and people
and provides an opportunity for people with experience of mental health issues
to talk through their problems and to sharing the power to design, deliver
think about coping strategies. Our new and lead mental health services.
peer support service enables people We hope this vision will prove
who have experience of mental health inspirational not just to those within
problems to work with and Solent Mind but also our partners and
support others. The wellbeing services colleagues across the mental health
continue to grow and are hugely valued. landscape.
As the year came to an end we learnt
we had secured the Portsmouth Support
and Recovery contract which will bring
together employment support, peer
support, education and recovery work
in one holistic approach. Our advocacy
services are growing and empower
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