On Wednesday 5th December, we held an open event entitled ‘Next Steps’ to showcase our new premises, existing services and plans for 2019. Partner organisations, commissioners and funders from across the county were invited to find out more about what Mind Aberystwyth can do for anybody who wants to improve or maintain their mental health, and we were delighted to see so many of them attend.
The event was opened by our chair, Catrin Owen who spoke about the move from Mill Street and how we are planning to strengthen our presence in Aberystwyth and build on our existing relationships as well as forging new ones. The Mayor of Aberystwyth, Talat Chaudhri, followed with a summary of the reasons he chose Mind as his charity of the year, and County Councillor Alun Williams summed up by talking about the anticipated developments of mental health services in the area, particularly in the third sector:
“The 3rd Sector is clearly travelling somewhere. It’s growing. It has impetus and direction. And not least because, as part of the Social Care & Well-Being Act, it’s representatives are increasingly being asked to help actually design new services and to sit on the boards overseeing them. So, although none of us has a crystal ball, it’s pretty clear that in the future, the 3rd Sector – organisations like MIND – are going to have a much bigger role than ever to play in the provision of health and social services.”
Exciting times ahead! If you would like to find out more about Mind Aberystwyth’s new and existing services, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01970 626225