Next in our Customer Spotlight series we find out more about Mind Yourself.
Who are Mind Yourself?
Mind Yourself arose directly from the work of the London Irish Women’s Centre. LIWC was founded in 1983 and secured its own premises in Stoke Newington in 1984 with the help of a grant from the GLC. For the next 28 years it delivered a range of programmes and services to women of Irish birth and descent including Irish Travellers.
A defining ethos of LIWC was advocating for equality for women in all aspects of their lives. In 2011 the Trustees undertook a strategic review of the organisation in the context of the changing demographics of the Irish community, and the new political and financial climate. Following this review, which included an assessment of the unmet need in the Irish community, the Trustees decided to redirect the organisation.
The new direction included renaming the organisation Mind Yourself, including men as beneficiaries of the work, and focussing the work on reducing health inequalities in the Irish community.
Discover the mission, challenges & achievements of Mind Yourself?
Why not take a few minutes to watch this short video where we quiz Claire Barry to understand more about the work Mind Yourself do, what they are proud of achieving this year and, why the following words are so important to the work they do:
Diversity, Irish identity, express identity,
improve wellbeing, improve health
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