The Healthy Minds Board of trustees met on Wednesday evening, 22nd February 2023, with seven trustees present, and Chief Officer, Operations Manager, Business Sustainability Manager, Community Health and Wellbeing Service Manager and Project Worker (presentation on the Community Health and Wellbeing service) and Admin Support (notes), also in attendance.
The Healthy Minds Community Health and Wellbeing Service Manager and one of the Project Workers, provided an excellent presentation on this innovative service. The service is piloting the “Brazilian Model” for health care, along with Westminster, Warrington, and a few other places in the country. Healthy Minds is unique in using this model with a mental health and wellbeing focus. With around 12 staff, the service provides access for local people to mental health and wellbeing services, through its proactive approach, and building local relationships. The feedback has been very positive. The service will be independently evaluated, and we intend to build a case for the service to be continued for many years.
The Board welcomed the relaunch of the Forum, and looks forward to considering coproduced options for maintaining, building and developing membership arrangements. We hope to consider options and make any necessary changes and decisions, in the middle of 2023.
The Board was pleased to approve a budget for 2023-24, which provides assurance for the funding of all current services and the supporting core team, for the coming financial year. The Board agreed its reserves for the coming year – its minimum requirement to manage risk, its maximum limit to ensure that our focus is on the funding and development of services.
The Board also received and discussed the Chief Officer’s operational report, agreed a new Finance Policy, agreed Adult and Children Safeguarding Policies, agreed Board Forward Plan and dates for 2023-24, reviewed Finance SubCommittee notes, and reviewed Management Accounts as at the end of Quarter 3.
Paul Hunt Chair of Trustees, 9th May 2023