MindSpace awarded full charitable status

MindSpace awarded full charitable status

28 January 2019


The Charity Commission for England and Wales has approved MindSpace Stamford’s application to become a registered charity. The decision recognises that all the work of this local mental health charity is of benefit to the public and meets the rigorous expectations of the Charity Commission. 

Chair of MindSpace Stamford, Helen Howe said “I am delighted to announce that the Charity Commission has approved MindSpace Stamford, the only mental health organisation in the local area, as a registered charity, this will allow us to form further partnerships with local businesses and other organisations. Trustees would like to thank individual donors, supporters and partners who have been pivotal in our achievements to date”. 

Dr Dan Petrie, Founder and trustee of MindSpace Stamford added “it is especially important that the work of MindSpace Stamford and its growing number of volunteers, who have been doing excellent work since 2015 when the community group was formed, is now being recognised as beneficial to individuals and the wider community”. 

“We increasingly have scientific research to back up that face to face interactions are important to our wellbeing and physical health. MindSpace is creating a culture of improved communication between all of us and encouraging involvement in sociable activities that will allow all to flourish” said Dr Petrie. 

MindSpace currently provides walks, cafés, yoga, boxing, art therapy, cinema and more; aiming to create a week round offer of activities which enable everyone to flourish. 

MindSpace Stamford would not have got this far without the amazing support from the following but not limited to; Stamford Rotary Clubs, Evergreen Care Trust, Stamford Telephone Company, LPFT Managed Care Network, CPSL MIND, Warners Midlands PLC, Barn Hill Methodist Church, Fine Food Café, The Ark Nursery, iMPACT Boxing Fitness, Emily Rowell Yoga, Kate Hilliard Art Therapy, LCVS, Round Table, Lincolnshire Community Foundation Trust, Mountain Warehouse, Malcolm Sargent Primary School PTFA, Bluecoat Primary School, New College Stamford, Waitrose, Lottery Awards for All, local politicians and Stamford citizens who have understood our vision and given generously in a range of ways.