“When it first started it was completely run by volunteers, around 1978 there was a threat of closure so we staged a sit-in. Finally it was agreed that within the new building on the site there would always be ‘the house’ (what was then known as SS club and what is now SS BLG Mind) with provision for people with mental health needs.”
“It helped me out so much, when I had a breakdown after my mother and father died I did everything I could to help, which helped me. We continued to fundraise, which all started with a Valentines Ball, to keep it going. I volunteered for 42 years and only missed a week.”
– Maureen Hill
Greenwich Mind starts offering services from Ormiston Road Centre.
The Ormiston Road Counselling line was started, now known as Mindline.
Bromley Mind established a mental health peer-support programme in Bromley, leading to the organisation becoming renowned as an expert in this field.
Dementia training team established.
Bromley Mind branched out and started delivering services in Lewisham.
Bromley Mind start to offer services in Lewisham permanently, leading to the launch of Bromley & Lewisham Mind (BL Mind).
BL Mind are one of the Founding members of Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE).
BL Mind launch wellbeing and resilience services for expectant and new mothers.
Bromley Recovery College opens.
SE London Peer Support in the Community Hub established.
Mental health training team established.