Support in Mind Scotland provides unique support to people with severe and enduring mental ill health. With 50 years' experience, we believe people affected by poor mental health and illness deserve the highest quality of support in the community and that every person has the right to be valued and to share in the opportunities, challenges and joys of everyday life.
Our person-centered support means the people we work with have more opportunities, can build confidence and social skills, and become more integrated to their communities. Everyone is individual and we build support around their needs.
We believe in connection
By building connections and a network of support, we look at the bigger picture and not just the illness by talking a holistic approach. We connect people to further support with signposting by working in and becoming part of communities.
We’re experts by experience and experts in profession
Lived experience is at the heart of everything we do. As a membership organisation we seek the views of our members to inform policy, service design and delivery. We are proud to have many staff who have lived experience who, combined with their professional knowledge, can offer empathetic and high quality support. It’s the co-production in support that makes staff experts by experience and experts in profession.
We support far and wide
We support and work with everyone, from those who are having a difficult time with their mental health to those who struggle to access services for a range of reasons. We work with people who experience significant mental health issues or illness such as schizophrenia or experience psychosis, and in hard-to-reach rural areas across Scotland.
We’re challenging stigma and lobbying for change
Too often those who experience mental illness are stigmatised, excluded from communities and often do not have the services that they need to prosper. We fight to change society and influence those in power so that everyone gets the support they need.
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