Planning and Policy Development

Derbyshire Mind has a Mission Statement, which is consistent with the work we are engaged in. Each service has clear aims and objectives, which are regularly reviewed.

Each service has operational polices and guidelines for their implementation. These polices are reviewed regularly.

Discussions about changes in objectives or operational policies take place across the organisation to ensure trustees have a wide body of opinion to aid their decision making. It is especially important that the views and needs of service users are part of this process.

Derbyshire Mind publishes “action areas” annually which detail improvement targets for the period. Progress against these criteria is reviewed annually

Derbyshire Mind networks with all local providers to ensure planned developments are relevant to local strategic developments.

Derbyshire Mind also plays an active role in shaping the local strategy for mental health services via the Derbyshire Mental Health Forum.