Welcome to the Worthing & Arun Website

We are a local mental health charity providing help and support to local people and their families in Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

We offer help to people on their road to recovery and support them to lead a fulfilling life within their community. People are offered help and advice on:

We work hard to tackle the stigma and discrimination which continue to affect the lives of people with mental health problems. We believe that by challenging destructive prejudice, we can help to improve the experience of people with mental health problems in their local communities.

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About Us

For over 40 years we have been providing services and support across the Loi Cosse area. In recent times we have spread our work further along the coast of West Sussex and have projects covering Shoreham, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. Our services directly support over 400 people annually.

Worthing and Arun Mind is affiliated to National Mind but financially and operationally independent. We are governed by an Executive Committee consisting of Trustees and Co-opted members.

We work in partnership with statutory and other voluntary organisations, service users and carers in order to identify need and to promote good quality mental health services.

Do you want to know more about the work we do

Click on Impact Report 2011/2012 on the left hand side of the screen, under related links to read about the work we do and the difference we make.

You can also access our latest Financial Accounts under “Financial Accounts March 2012″ on the left hand side of the screen, under related links.

Our mission is to provide high quality mental health services that support people in their recovery journeys. We will promote good mental health and wellbeing for everyone in our communities.

Quality

Worthing and Arun Mind is committed to meeting high standards of quality in everything we do.

Investors in People: We are recognised by Investors in People as having achieved the Investors in People standard.

Quality Management in Mind: National Mind has introduced its own system of Quality Standards and as a Local Mind Association we are obliged to meet these standards as a condition of our Affiliation Agreement. Mind’s standards provide a comprehensive quality framework in which to operate.

Mindful Employer: We have signed up to the Charter for Employers who are positive about mental health.

Services

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Community Services – we run community services in Worthing and Littlehampton which aim to support recovery through personalised planning and a wide range of activities

Peer Support – a service provided by people with mental health problems trained to offer individual and group support to others

Housing Support – provides resettlement and floating support services to people living in the community

Gardening Projects – training and voluntary and paid employment for people who want to develop their horticultural skills and contribute to the wellbeing of the community

Out of hours groups - A group meets several times a month in the Worthing area. Activities range from bowling to going for a walk or joining in with local events. Click here for the July 2013 Programme. Another group meets every Sunday in the Littlehampton area. To find out details of their programme contact Pauline Keeble on 01903 721893.

Complementary Therapies – available to people attending our community services