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Governance and Quality

Our Governance

Cornwall Mind is governed by our Trustee Board Committee. They are responsible for overseeing all of the work we do as a charity. The Board is made up of individual Trustees, all of whom bring their particular skills, knowledge and expertise to ensuring that our organisation is running efficiently, effectively and to the high standards expected as a registered charity and company. This includes:

– operating within our constitution
– financial regulations
– always in the spirit of our mission

It is also responsible for ensuring our business plan is delivered, and for making key strategic decisions to take Cornwall Mind forward.

The Trustee Board meets at regular intervals with Sub Committee meetings in between. Trustees apply when we have vacancies, and are voted onto the Board accordingly. They undergo an induction and orientation process. All Trustees must comply with the fit and proper persons test and declare any conflict of interests in line with Charity Commission guidelines

As well as their regular meetings, the Trustees hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year. The AGM is held to elect the Board of Trustees and to inform members, and any other interested parties, of activities over the previous financial year and future plans. It is an opportunity for attendees to receive copies of our accounts and Annual Report and to ask any questions that they may have about these.

Cornwall Mind Board of Trustees

Chair – Anne Jeffery
Vice Chair – Demelza Todd
Treasurer – Vacant
Penny Lilly-Brickell
Diana Smith
Olga Foot
Wendy Cousins
Zara Mason

Mind Quality Mark (MQM)

Cornwall Mind has been awarded the Mind Quality Mark (MQM). The MQM is a robust quality assurance framework created by Mind, the mental health charity.

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. 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.

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