The History of Mind

Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. 

 

Mind was originally called NAMH (the National Association of Mental Health) and was founded in 1946 to meet the psychiatric needs of soldiers returning from the war. 

 

As time progressed it began to distance itself from the medical model and by the 1960’s was strongly advocating community care and alternatives to medical treatment. The work of NAMH generated interest at a local level to help people with mental health issues and from there Local Mind Associations began to emerge. 

 

There are now around 160 local Mind Associations affiliated to Mind.

The History of Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind

In 1976 a group emerged in Denton and called themselves Tameside and Glossop Association of Mind which became a registered charity in 1978. In 2008, the year we became a well-being service, we re-registered as Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind and well as becoming a Company Ltd by Guarantee. In 2013 the Company articles were amended to reflect on emphasis on holistic well-being and to remove our area of benefit.

Our mission is to continue to provide the best quality local mental health services in prevention, early intervention and primary care; alongside empowering individuals and our communities to live well.