Everyone has a story – the theme this year for the Mind BLMK 2021 AGM
On Friday, 15 October 2021, Mind BLMK held their second virtual AGM via Teams. The event this year, focused on everyone’s individual story with their mental health and had an attendance of over 75 service users, volunteers, health care professionals, staff members and trustees.
Over the past year, the severity and complexity of mental health needs has increased and the demand for mental health services has grown rapidly. With 2/3 of people stating that their mental health had gotten worse since the beginning of the pandemic.
Chief Executive Officer, Caroline Lewis said:
We continue to be dedicated to support those who come to us to manage the elements of their story, which have affected their wellbeing and mental health. We’ve worked to develop services and supported each individual to find ways to help people recover and cope with the challenges of the year.
Each of us have a story to tell, it’s what binds us and forms our own personal values and beliefs. Often it can feel difficult to communicate how you feel and there’s not always the opportunity or space to tell your own story. This year Mind BLMK are celebrating their local community, service users and staff, who have kindly shared their own personal stories for the 2021 AGM.
With thanks to local videographer Marcus, Mind BLMK are very excited to share their brand new, and exciting film. This dynamic and inciteful video, includes stories from three Mind BLMK service users, a Mind BLMK volunteer and one of the Crisis Café Team Leaders.
Mind BLMK are truly grateful for how service users, volunteers, and staff have supported us throughout the past year, and appreciate their continued support towards the charity.
It is thanks to their dedicated staff and supporters, that Mind BLMK is able to continue providing their crucial services across Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes, to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their local communities and ensure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.
Author: Danielle Devine
Posted on: 18th October 2021