Depression Alliance joins Mind
Depression Alliance has joined the Mind family as a wholly owned subsidiary.
By joining forces, Mind and Depression Alliance hope to support more people living with the experience of depression. We will work together to raise awareness and challenge stigma and through our combined networks, we hope to connect more people with personal experience to support each other and encourage recovery.
Depression Alliance support over 25,000 people each year through their local projects, self-help groups and online communities. However, we feel that we have the potential to do much more, and by working with Mind, a larger organisation with a more developed infrastructure, it will enable us to further our reach and meet our ambitions.
Over the next few months, we will continue to work towards bringing the organisations even closer together, with the aim of merging later this year. In the interim, we want to reassure anyone using Depression Alliance or Mind services that it is business as usual.
Mind’s Chief Executive Paul Farmer said: “This is an exciting and important moment in the future of our organisations. Depression Alliance do fantastic work and we hope that be joining together with Mind we’ll be able to reach more people with depression so that they can access the help and support they need.”
Alison Lawrence, Chair of Depression Alliance, said: "It is an important moment for Depression alliance to have the opportunity to be part of the Mind family. DA provides much needed support for people affected by depression helping them recover and bringing them together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. With our new colleagues at Mind we hope to continue this valuable work and enable many more people rebuild their lives."