6 Newington Business Centre
Dalkeith Road Mews
Tel: 0131 662 4359
Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. They achieve their mission through campaigning, education and provision of practical help, support and information.
They believe that:
- Every individual has the right to be valued, and to share in the opportunities, enjoyment, challenges, responsibilities and choices of everyday life.
- Those who experience mental illness, their families and carers and friends, are entitled to choices about quality support in the community or in hospital, as appropriate.
- People who need care and support should be enabled to play an active role in decision making about their lives, including within service provision.
- People affected by serious mental illness have a specialised knowledge and expertise, and should be involved in all aspects of the organisation's activities.
Their purposes are to:
- Promote greater public understanding of serious mental illness, and thereby break down the barriers of ignorance, prejudice and isolation.
- Campaign on behalf of groups and individuals affected by serious mental illness to promote the best possible treatment and care.
- Achieve full recognition of the impact of serious mental illness on all those affected, including families, carers and friends.
- Provide effective support to people affected by mental illness in a way which promotes self-worth, confidence, independence and empowerment.
- Promote the development of appropriate services, alone and in collaboration with other statutory and voluntary agencies.
- Co-operate with, and contribute to, research initiatives into the issues arising from mental illness.
Last updated on 08/11/2013