Basildon Mind

Basildon Mind

At a glance

Causes

  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Mental health
  • Young people

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

About Basildon Mind

Basildon Mind is a registered charity, providing high quality counselling, supported housing, wellbeing (allotment, walking groups), forensic advocacy and several 111 Option 2 services for local people including those from the surrounding areas of Basildon, Billericay and Wickford for over 50 years. Our vision is to provide services which promote and protect good mental health for all, treat people experiencing mental health distress fairly, positively and with respect. 

Activities

We have evolved to become a major counselling service in Basildon and we continue to inspire to provide quality services which reflect the mental health needs of ur local community. We offer support and advice to enable those who use our services to be empowered and gain a better quality of life.

Our Housing Project aims to support people with long-term mental health issues. We help them to live in the community, with additional support from other agencies providing care and enabling them to move into mainstream housing.

Our Charity Shop is situated in the heart of Basildon Town Centre and is easily accessible by public transport. Open Mondays to Sundays we sell a wide range of quality goods and accessories  which would have otherwise been thrown away. This helps us to raise funds for our services and other good causes.

We offer a large number of volunteering opportunities which helps people learn new skills and build connections in their communities. These range from charity shop volunteers, volunteer 'Helpliners' who answer our telephone Helpline, volunteer counsellors (students and qualified) and volunteers who engage with our local communities at pop-up stands and at events.

Our charity status is in recognition of our commitment to  making our services widely available to the communities of Basildon and surrounding areas who would otherwise be unable to afford them elsewhere.

Current opportunities

Essex, SS14 1HA

Basildon Mind delivers mental health services locally. We are looking for someone experienced in counselling and its management, safeguarding and...

Essex, SS14 2EZ

Helping people with their mental health by: -

Answering phone calls.

Listening to clients' needs and giving them advice.

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