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Staying Connected for Better Mental Health at the Mind BLMK 2020 AGM

Mind BLMK connects with supporters in a different way for the 2020 AGM this year

This Monday, 07 December, 2020, Mind BLMK took an entirely new stance on how they operated their AGM this year. Due to the current circumstances and being unable to hold a face to face event, Mind BLMK took to zoom and went virtual. The event – focusing on connectivity and how this has changed for people over the past year, received an attendance of over 60 service users, volunteers, health care professionals, staff and trustees.

This past year has challenged Mind BLMK to adapt how their services and look at news ways to function and operate as a charity. With the transition from face to face, to online and over the phone for all services, the uptake and support from everyone has been phenomenal and thanks to our fantastic operations team, we have been able to continue providing vital support to thousands of people across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to help improve their positive mental health.

This year Mind BLMK put together a montage of videos from their incredible volunteers, service users and staff who were interviewed over zoom to gage an understanding of what connectivity means to them and how it is crucial for our mental health to maintain this. 

Beth Timms, Crisis Café Manager at Mind BLMK said:

Connectivity is so important for people’s mental health and wellbeing. It’s such a basic human need, if you think about when we’re babies, we need that physical and mental connection just to survive.

Although it has been a challenging year for many and we understand that connecting with loved ones during this time, has also been difficult. Many of Mind BLMK’s supporters have said that they have developed new ways of connecting with people this year and that they have found themselves connecting with new people that they might never have connected with previously.

Mind BLMK is truly grateful for how our service users, volunteers and staff have willingly adapted to our online service this year, despite the occasional technical difficulty and are also grateful for their continued support towards Mind BLMK. It is thanks to their dedicated staff and supporters, that Mind BLMK is able to continue providing their crucial services that people need to improve their mental health across Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes and ensure that no-one has to face a mental health problem alone.

View our 2020 Annual Review here and find out more about how we operated over the past year.

Posted on: 8th December 2020

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