|Alias:||The National Association for Mental Health (old name)|
|Activity:||Mind works for better mental health for everyone. Mind provides information and support, campaigns to improve policy and attitudes and, in partnership with independent local mind associations, develops local services. people with experience of mental distress inform all that we do at Mind.|
|A) to promote the preservation of mental health and to assist in relieving and rehabilitating persons suffering from mental disorder or conditions of emotional or mental distress requiring advice or treatment.
B) to promote the study of and research into mental health disorder and emotional or mental distress and to obtain and make records of and disseminate information concerning the same and to educate the public in matters relating to mental health.
|Income:||£30.9 million (parent body), £126 million (consolidated)|
|Accounts:||31 Mar 2010|
|Registrar:||Charity Commission 219830|
Mind combines contract and grant-funded work for the state with campaigning to bolster its own importance to the state, describing itself as:
…a force for change. We campaign vigorously to create a society that…
Nearly two hundred organizations combine nationally under the Mind brand, but they are not registered as subsidiaries with the Charity Commission.
Detailed consolidated accounts for the entire network are not published. Mind’s 2010 annual report puts the total income of the network at £126 million, £31 million of which goes to the four organizations that make up the parent body.
Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham
To give just one example, a member of the network is based just a couple of miles along the A11 from Mind’s headquarters. Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham was 98% funded by grants and contracts in 2009/10. Although its accounts do not reveal the source of this funding, its annual report does:
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets Social Services Directorate, Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust, London Borough Newham and Newham Primary Care Trust continue to be our
main source of funding.
Just 1.4% of its income came from donations.
These are 2009/10 figures for Mind, the parent body. It raised 23% of its income from donations, and received the following state funding:
- Lottery: £10.4 million
- Department of Health: £930,000
- Welsh Assembly Government: £521,000
- Northern Rock (via Northern Rock Foundation): £72,000
- Total: £11.9 million (38.5% of income)