A team of dedicated volunteers who give up their time freely because of their desire to see Mind Your Head thrive as a mental health charity.
Here's what our chairperson, Kirsten Nicolson, has to say about being part of the Mind Your Head committee:
Having moved to Shetland in 2015, I found out about all the fantastic things that Mind Your Head does through an amazing friend, who was also one of the founding members of the charity. Some very close people to me have been affected by depression and anxiety and I’ve realised that sometimes a kind word or a simple hug or hold of the hand is enough to help.
I wanted to give something back to others, and joined the Board in 2016 and became the Treasurer of the Charity, just at a time when we were expanding the service and applying for funding to do so. Now as Chair of the Board, and working closely with the other Trustees and the terrific staff team, we have continued to develop new support for those struggling with their mental health, and are now looking at how we can expand this into children’s lives.
I have been involved with other charities in the past, but have been overwhelmed by the level of incredible local support from the Shetland public for Mind Your Head. Most people know someone who have been affected by mental health issues and our charity seems to have a special place in folk’s hearts.