Who we are

Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind is a registered charity providing advice and support to adults with mental health problems in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale since 1965.

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 support is designed to help people: Become healthier, lead full independent and rewarding lives, become more involved, included and active in community life and to reach their own potential.

Every year, our staff and volunteers support up to 1,000 of the most vulnerable people in the local community suffering with a wide range of mental health problems ranging from depression and anxiety to bipolar and schizophrenia.

We cover a geographical area of 1,000 square miles with a population of over 160,000 and are the only mental health charity providing community outreach services across the region.

We run a number of services open to adults over the age of 18 living in Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale who would like help with their mental health.

All our services are provided free of charge at point of need and provided in the community and people’s homes, where it is most needed. Click here to find out more about our projects and the services we offer.

More than ever people are turning to us as they face problems such as unemployment, debt, housing or relationships which can all have a devastating impact on their mental health.

We are a registered charity, and company limited by guarantee, affiliated to the national Mind charity but an independent, self-governing charity, receiving no funds from Mind in support of day to day running and no funds from the Mind charity shops in our region (Whitby, Scarborough, Pickering, Malton) who raise funds to support the national charity.  Each local Mind association runs their own organisation in the way that meets local needs. As part of the affiliation, we do support the Mind values and maintain a relationship with the network where we may access training or opportunities for joint funding.

Whether you want to seek help for yourself or someone else, want to volunteer or help us raise funds we'd love to hear from you.