Thank you for your interest in the work of Mind in Camden and for considering what it means to be a Trustee.   If you would like to be part of a dynamic, innovative charity which is committed to pressing for change in the way mental health services are delivered, then please read on. 

What does Mind in Camden do? 

Mind in Camden is a medium-sized mental health charity that supports over 1,000 people per year of all ages in a variety of services.  We have about 35 staff and up to 80 volunteers. We are based in Camden Town, London.  Whilst most of our services are based in the local community, others have a much wider reach. 

Our income is a mixture of local contracts and trust-funded projects and we also run a unique charity shop. We are committed to working in partnership with many other local organisations, extending our reach so that local people can easily access a wide range of services.   For more details about what we do see: 

We are affiliated to National Mind along with over 100 other local Minds across England and Wales, but we are an independent charity with our own Board of Trustees. 

Our charity commission webpage, including annual reports can be found here: 

The role involves: 

  • Being a member of the Trustee body that supports our services 
  • Attending six meetings a year – some online and some at our Camden office 
  • Taking responsibility for and understanding good governance 
  • Taking part in strategic planning and Trustee training 
  • Supporting the Chair, staff and other Trustees 
  • Occasional duties like annual awaydays and membership of panels 

We are looking for committee members who: 

  • are committed to promoting a none-medical model of mental health that challenges stereotyping, labelling and discrimination and are supportive of the values (and ethics) of the organisation   
  • are constructive about other Trustees’ opinions in discussions, and in response to staff members’ contributions at meetings   
  • act reasonably and responsibly when undertaking their duties  
  • maintains confidentiality  
  • understands the importance and purpose of meetings, and be committed to preparing for them adequately and attending them regularly   
  • analyses information and, when necessary, challenges constructively  
  • are committed to taking collective decisions and standing by them, and  recognises and respects boundaries between executive and governance functions   

If you would like to apply for a Trustee role 

Please could you send a brief description of your experience and why you would like to join us to our Chief Executive, Brian Dawn: 

What will happen next? 

You can find out more about your legal responsibilities in regard to Charity Trusteeship here: 

The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do – GOV.UK ( 

How long would the commitment be? 

Ideally, we would like you to commit to a minimum of two years. 


Support our work

As with any charity, the support we receive from individuals and charitable trusts helps us to continue to provide our essential services. However, support isn’t all about money – we value any kind of contribution you may be able to make to our services or organisation.

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