Board meeting 20th July 2022
The Healthy Minds board of trustees met in person on Wednesday evening, 20th July 2022, with eight trustees present, with Chief Officer, Operations Manager, Business Sustainability Manager, and Admin Support (notes), also in attendance.
We received the Chief Officer’s operational report, beginning with an update on Recovery and Support. This service has become recognised as an important element in Calderdale’s mental health “system”, as an alternative to, or in addition to, NHS and Council mental health services. Despite this, we have not been able to secure ongoing funding for Recovery and Support and we have no choice but to close the service at the end of September. This is a huge loss to all of us at Healthy Minds, to the staff team who have invested so much energy in all the service has achieved over the years, to Calderdale's mental health services and, above all, to people who are supported by the service.
We considered the Chief Officer’s update on other services, including Time Out, Safespace, Peer Support (Like Minds), Community Health and Wellbeing, Calderdale Cares 4 Us, Rethink project. We supported proposals for Daytime Safespace, Membership and Engagement Coordinator and Calderdale Wellbeing Services (CC4Us year 2).
We confirmed the change of job title from Team Leader to Service Manager, as being more representative of the extent of the role.
The board also discussed membership arrangements, employment policies, safeguarding, finance, strategy 2022-25 and business plan 2022-23.
Chair of Trustees, 28th September 2022