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Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind

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Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind are a registered charity, established in 1962 that works across Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and the Esk Valley in North Yorkshire. We have been delivering mental health services in the area for 57 years - alone and in partnership, across the spectrum of mental health need from early intervention to crisis support in A&E.

Our Mission is to work in partnership to ensure that people with mental ill health have access to personalised support that empowers and enriches their lives. We work to raise awareness, combat stigma and educate our community about mental health and wellbeing.

We cover a predominantly rural area (almost 1000 square miles) of some of the most beautiful countryside and coastline in Britain, however the area is not without its difficulties. With a population of over 170,000, more than 42,000 people will struggle with mental ill health in our area. Every year we support hundreds of vulnerable people in the community aged 16 to 100+, struggling with a wide range of mental health problems ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. All staff have close personal experience of mental health issues alongside the majority of volunteers which enables us to provide genuinely empathetic peer support. Our services are provided free of charge at point of need and delivered in the heart of the community and people’s homes, where and when we are most needed.

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