Cornwall Mind provides a range of services for people experiencing mental health problems.
You're not alone. We're your local mental health charity and we're here to help. Our aim is to help people in our local communities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. We want everyone to live their best life possible. We do this by providing a range of services that focus on recovery and empower people to take control of their own wellbeing. Cornwall Mind (formerly Carrick and Restormel Mind) was formed in 2019 but both Carrick and Restormel Mind have been supporting local people for many years. With over one in four people experiencing a mental health problem in Cornwall, the need for good quality mental health support, advice and information is vital.
We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
We endeavour to prevent those who are vulnerable from developing mental health issues. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health. We work throughout Cornwall.
Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.
Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover.
Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem.
Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society.
Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination.
Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.
Cornwall Mind has been awarded the Mind Quality Mark (MQM). The MQM is a robust quality assurance framework created by Mind.
The MQM sets out the baseline of best practice and legal compliance in all areas of a local Mind’s governance and activities. To achieve the MQM, a local Mind must meet or exceed all 24 key standards.
Local Minds undergo a rigorous assessment which includes a thorough appraisal of organisational policies and procedures as well as a visit and interviews with trustees, staff, volunteers, and people who use services. The MQM is awarded when all standards are fully met.
The MQM provides assurance that local Minds across England and Wales are well run organisations who meet Mind’s expectations of good practice, and in many cases excel beyond those expectations. It provides assurance that they are healthy, ambitious, and strong in providing the highest quality support to people experiencing or at risk of developing mental health problems.
We are proud to be part of the Mind Federation of around 100 Local Minds, which provide mental health services across England and Wales.
Even though we are part of this network, Cornwall Mind is an independently registered and funded charity, relying on fundraising and donations to help support our work.
All our services are built with the people of Cornwall in mind. This means we can tailor our services to the needs of our county.