Mind in Kingston is here to ensure that everyone with a mental health issue in and around the borough of Kingston Upon Thames gets support and respect. We are an independent, registered charity, affiliated to National Mind and part of the Mind Federation. Operational since 1972, we provide a wide range of services to people who experience mental health issues and who work, live or study in and around the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames. We provide a wide range of services designed to support people with a variety of mental health issues to maintain and improve their mental wellbeing, build their self-esteem and self-confidence, make meaningful connections with others and to be able to live independently in their local community. In addition, we campaign on, and raise awareness of mental health issues, and use feedback, data and case studies from the people that use our services to influence local mental health policy and services. We put lived experience of mental health issues at the heart of our services, and services are designed, developed and delivered by people with mental health issues for people with mental health issues.