Local Minds unveil new name and logo following merger 

31 Jan 2024 News

South East London Mind logo

South East London Mind

Two London-based branches of national mental health charity federation Mind have unveiled their new name and logo after announcing plans to merge last year. 

Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich (BLG) Mind and Lambeth and Southwark Mind (LSM) have now officially merged and become South East London Mind.

South East London Mind will continue to provide 29 existing services and now offers mental health and dementia courses to businesses in Lambeth and Southwark. 

A spokesperson for BLG previously told Civil Society that all of LSM’s 15 employees would transfer across to BLG Mind

Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023 show that BLG Mind had an income of £6.83m and LSM an income of £658,000.

Ben Taylor, chief executive of South East London Mind, said that the new charity has over 250 staff members and over 200 volunteers who are set to support more than 11,500 people across the five London boroughs this year alone.

“As a larger organisation, we now have greater potential to respond to the growing need for our meaningful, high-quality mental health and dementia support,” he said.

Liz Pepper, development and engagement manager, added: “People often don’t realise that local Minds raise their own funds. 

“While national Mind does some amazing campaigning and provides information to millions of people each year – we, as your local Mind, deliver services in your communities – we work to be there when it matters with our on-the-ground services. 

“We therefore make sure that any money we receive through local donations or through our mental health training is poured back into the local community”.

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