Mind Quality Mark

Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind applies quality standards to the management and delivery of its services. We are guided by National Mind who provides best practice standards for the different services that can be provided by Local Mind Associations such as Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind. The standards we are measured against are as follows:

The 12 Standards
MQM seeks assurance of:

A strong board
Planning for the future
Collaborative working

Financially sound and transparent
People well trained and supported
Resources in place

Engagement and Participation
One Mind
Equality and Diversity
Opportunities to engage and participate
Contributes to One Mind
Committed to Equality and Diversity

Quality of service
Safety of service
Monitoring and Evaluation
Service is effective
Service is safe
Service is monitored and evaluated

The standards apply to all direct support  services provided by Scarborough, Whitby & Ryedale Mind and they cover all the quality areas that are essential to ensure safe and respectful practice for all service users.

For more information about the Mind Quality Mark, visit www.mind.org.uk

Our Commitment to Quality 

Vision and Mission Statements

Our vision is a community where everyone with mental ill health experiences compassion, opportunities, support and respect.

Our Mission is to work in partnership to ensure that people with mental ill health in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale have access to personalized support that empowers and enriches their lives. We work to raise awareness and educate our community about mental health.

Our Values

Our Values underpin all that we do and govern our external and internal behavior. Our six values have the following meaning:

Autonomy              We are committed to helping people make their own decisions

Participation           We ensure that every person involved with us is supported and able to                                                                take part in our opportunities, services and activities

Uniqueness            We advocate, acknowledge and celebrate uniqueness

Respect                  We have high regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others

Knowledge             We seek and share knowledge to raise awareness and improve the                                                                      lives of people with mental ill health in our community

Compassion            Without judgement we show empathy, understanding, consideration, kindness                                                    and sensitivity to all people accessing our service

Our service is available to people anywhere in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area with experience of mental health problems.

We aim to improve the lives of people living with mental health problems regardless of their cultural, religious and lifestyle needs.

Confidentiality All our staff and volunteers sign up to our confidentiality policy which clearly lays out our commitment to confidentiality.

Occasionally there may be times when we need to speak to another organisation without your consent. This will happen only in situations where someone appears to be at risk of harm and we would always try to discuss this with you.

Key policies include Equal Opportunities; Child Protection; Safeguarding Adults; Confidentiality; Complaints and Compliments.  For further information about these or any of our other policies please contact us

We welcome your opinions and feedback and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of our service. If you would like to be involved in this process, please get in touch.

If you feel we haven’t provided a quality service or you have ideas on how we could improve our service please get in touch.

If you wish to make a formal complaint or speak to us about any aspect of your experience of our services you can do so by contacting our Operations Manager.