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About us

About Us

Doncaster Mind is a passionate and energetic organisation that works to promote recovery from mental ill-health, improved emotional well-being and independent living. We offer a range of both face-to-face and online services from one-to-one support, groups, activities, guided learningtraining and volunteering opportunities.

Here at Doncaster Mind we work with a host of organisation both statutory and voluntary organisation, these also include; City Of Doncaster Council, Integrated Care Board Doncaster and Rotherham, Doncaster & South Humber NHS Foundation Trust and Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on specialist projects and services.  

Our small team really cares about making a difference to the people of Doncaster and we work hard to make a positive change for people’s mental health. We have been supporting people in Doncaster and the surrounding area for over 40 years.   

Mindfulness

"We're a small local team... Small enough to care, but big enough to cope"

Our Vision

Here at Doncaster Mind we believe that no one should have to face a mental health difficulty alone

Our Mission

We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health difficulty gets both the support and respect, they need and deserve. 

Relationship with National Mind

All local Minds like Doncaster Mind are affiliated to National Mind and form a network of organisations whose focus is providing exceptional mental health support, raising awareness and advocating for the need for mental health services to be equally as important as those for physical health; We are part of the network of 112 local Minds who worked with 348,368 people across England and Wales last year, providing 1040 services. Together we are stronger.

Locally, we are an independent mental health charity that fundraises locally and seeks grants and writes bids to be able to offer the services we do, free of charge, to the Doncaster community. 

Our Mind Quality Mark Status 

As a local mind, we operate within the guiding standard of the National Mind’s Quality Mark. The Mind Quality mark proves that we are a well-run organisation delivering safe, high standard and life-changing support for individuals with mental health issues in the Doncaster community. 

This assessment occurs once every three years and is led by individuals with lived experience of mental health challenges, alongside senior leaders from other local Minds. The evaluation process is based on a thorough examination of documentary evidence, as well as interviews and survey responses from trustees, staff, volunteers, and service users. 

Doncaster Mind recently went through the Mind Quality Review in April 2023 and more information about this review can be found here. 

Our Team

We are proud to be able to celebrate the diversity of our existing team and welcome interest in from all cultures and backgrounds that make up Doncaster’s community – whether that’s for support, for employment, for volunteering or for partnership. We recognise our responsibility to be a force for good and aspire to being a great example of equality, diversity and inclusion in action. 

How we help

No local mind association is the same, so one size definitely does not fit all and the people who come to Doncaster Mind can choose from a whole range of services and activities that can improve their Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Our services ranges from mentoring, counselling and befriending as well as group support guided learning, peer support and wellbeing groups. 

So if you're looking for support, weFeedback April're glad you reached out. You can find out more about what we dohere or if you already know what support you want, you can refer yourself onlinehere 

We aim to be able to speak with you within 7 working days and look forward to meeting you 

Supporting Mental Health Professionals 

At Doncaster Mind, we also support students in Social Care, Sociology, Counselling, Psychology, Art PsychotheraLauren - Psychology Studentpy... who need a placement. We can give you an exciting and dynamic experience of working with people in Doncaster giving you a variety of experiences that you can take into employment. 

We're really proud to work with so many caring and hard working people who have helped us to support our clients. For more information, see here for the placement roles available.

Upcoming events

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28thNov

28th November 2023 - 27th March 2024, 12:00

Seasonal Support

We know this time of year can be tough for everyone, with the cold winter weather, early dark nights, and cost of living that many people are facing. To support our community through the winter, we along with three other partner organisations in Doncaster will be providing pop up shops across Doncaster where our staff will be able to provide advice and guidance. Read more

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Latest news

Active peer support

Posted: 8th December 2023

Move for Your Mind

Live in north Doncaster and want to move more for your mental health? Click to read more about how you can make that happen! Read more

Katie Ellis

Posted: 1st December 2023

Katie on her placement at Doncaster Mind

I particularly enjoyed being part of the waiting room service and I am thankful for being given the opportunity to have my own clients. Although I was given the freedom to have my own clients, the team monitored me perfectly by regularly checking how things were going, offering support and checking if there was anything they could do to better my experience but most importantly benefit the client. Read more

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