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come from our Chair of the Trustees

I am delighted to introduce Solent Our advocacy partnership continues Solent Mind. On behalf of the Board I
Mind’s Annual Review for 2016-17, and we have joined with other local also thank all our staff, volunteers and
a year of some major milestones. Minds in the tendering for wellbeing partners who work so hard to support
services in Hampshire. Since the year people with mental health difficulties,
On 31st March 2017 we said goodbye end we have learnt that our wellbeing their families and carers.
to our long serving Chief Executive tender was successful and we are
Richard Barritt. Richard joined us in delighted to be able to build on the OBE
January 1997 and had overseen a work we have established in several Chair of Trustee Board
period of significant development and different locations.
growth for the charity.
We have forged new and exciting
During that same period, charities have partnerships with local employers
faced much change in the world around including Ordnance Survey, Southern
them and this is particularly true for Co-operative and Westquay. Not only do
those supporting people with mental these organisations help fundraise for
health difficulties. The shift from grant us, but we are able to offer training and
funding by local public services, to a guidance on workplace wellbeing to them
market-driven world with competitive and their staff using our unique expertise
tendering for health and care services, in mental health awareness. We are
is now the norm. We have adapted hugely grateful for their support and that
successfully to these changes and are of all our donors throughout the year.
delighted that we have won a further
three year contact, in partnership with As another successful year ends we
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, welcome Kevin Gardner as our new
for the italk service in Hampshire. Chief Executive and thank Richard
most warmly for his years of service to

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