Charity information

Bath Mind

Bath Mind is an independent voluntary organisation, affiliated to Mind, working towards making better lives for people diagnosed, labelled or treated as mentally ill. Our work throughout Bath and North East Somerset is chanelled through three services.

The Advocacy and Befriending Service offers free and independent advocacy for anyone who has experienced mental and emotional distress. Trained advocates empower people to communicate their needs and make informed decisions on issues that directly affect the quality of their lives. Specialist advocates provide the specific support that may be required by older people, those from black and minority ethnic groups, or those lacking mental capacity.

The Community Outreach Service counters loneliness and isolation by providing drop-ins and guidance to those that require social support, or encouragement with learning new skills, or accessing training.

The Housing Service manages three properties and provides varying degrees of support and assistance for residents to improve the quality of their lives and increase levels of confidence and independence.