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Welcome from our Chair of Trustees

I am delighted to introduce Solent on assessing the impact of our work on
Mind’s Annual Review for 2017-18. those with mental health problems.
Over the 9 years I have been a trustee
I have seen Solent Mind grow and We retain a strong emphasis on
develop in a remarkable way. It is now our commitment to people with
a substantial service provider of mental lived experience sharing the power
health services but still retains its to design, deliver and lead mental
charitable ethos in the informal as well health services and pride ourselves
as formal support it provides to those on listening to our service users and OBE
with mental health problems. working with them in developing Chair of Trustee Board
services. We have an excellent Service
This year has been a year of User Forum who feed in to our
consolidation and new initiatives. This discussions.
includes renewal of the Board with
the appointment of five new trustees None of our work is possible without
who bring skills of human resources, the generosity of our funders including
including working with diverse groups some brilliant corporate partners, nor
and individuals, digital marketing and the dedication and commitment of our
organisational development. Together staff and volunteers – over 300 people
with our established trustees we working tirelessly for people with
have all assessed the Board against mental health difficulties. On behalf of
the principles of the new Code of the Board I thank them most warmly,
Governance and will continue to work it has been a pleasure and privilege to
to strengthen these principles in all our work with them all.
activities. We are increasingly focused

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