Kettering Mind is affiliated to National Mind and is an independent registered charity governed by volunteer Trustees. Many of the services we deliver are commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council, NHS or funded by grants and public donations.
To enhance and enrich the quality of life of people with mental health needs and the well-being of the local community.
At the heart of Kettering Mind's work lie the following core values:
To achieve our purpose, Kettering Mind will provide cost effective activities, opportunities and services that:
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.
Governance (Directors / Trustees)
Charity & Company Registration
Kettering Mind is committed to Mind’s Quality Standards. The reason for these standards is to ensure that as a Local Mind Association, we are continually improving the quality of the service we provide and incorporate best practice in all aspects of our work.
The standards include:
Kettering Mind recognises the importance of the Mind Quality System. This policy outlines how Kettering Mind will implement and maintain quality management.
The management team lead the quality standards monitoring group, which meets monthly. This group is open to anyone involved with Kettering Mind, who is interested in being actively involved in monitoring the services and Standards that the organisation provides. The management team can co-opt people who have more in depth knowledge of a service, as and when that service is being looked at / reviewed.
The management team will work on attaining the best possible level in the appropriate service standards, and support other workers involved in quality management, in between the monthly groups.
The management team will report to the Executive Committee the progress of the quality management in Kettering Mind.