One in four of us will experience mental health problems at some time and it’s a tough thing to face alone. If you have a mental health problem, or a loved one has, you’ll want experienced and compassionate people in your corner offering advice and information and supporting your journey to recovery.
We have been working in the local community since 1984 and from very small beginnings, we have grown into a well-respected, major provider of local mental health services. We don’t just help people suffering mental health distress; we are here for anyone who is interested in maintaining or improving their mental well-being.
Andover Mind was formed in 1984, after a group of mental health professionals identified a serious lack of support in the Andover area for people with mental illness. We started as a small support group called Andover Mental Health Club and gradually grew in size and membership. We became affiliated to national Mind in 1986 and subsequently obtained charitable status. We have been in our current premises in Andover since 1994 and have made significant improvements to the building to make it a friendly and welcoming space. In recent years, we have considerably widened our reach to meet the needs of Hampshire residents and now run services county-wide .
Vision: Of a society which promotes, protects and maintains well-being for all and which treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
Mission: To maximise individual and community well-being. We do this by offering effective local support to everyone with, or at risk of, mental ill-health including dementia and by engaging the wider community in talking about mental health.
Values: Respect, knowledge, participation, innovation, empowerment.
Our staff are professional, dedicated and caring, always putting the people who use our services at the heart of everything they do.
Our trustees are all volunteers and they get involved in all aspects of the organisation.
We couldn’t provide the services we do without the work of our volunteers. They help us every day in many different ways.