Who we are

We are an award winning charity providing professional, high quality mental health support and recovery in the community. Our group led activities are innovative and have proven results. KIM sessions are friendly, fun and always focused on individual development and progression.

We recognize that certain key capabilities make our work unique. Our evaluations show that volunteers, students, staff and visitors find KIM to be a special organisation. Our staff are passionate and enthusiastic, and create an environment which is welcoming and accessible. We operate as flexibly and responsively as possible and ensure that everyone involved with KIM is treated equally.

We aim to involve our clients and volunteers in all the activities we undertake, and through consultation ensure everyone is appropriately involved in decision making. We also actively encourage our clients and volunteers to become members of KIM, to attend Annual General Meetings and to become Trustees.

We also offer and encourage activities involving the wider local community such as a community choir and pop up cafe; offering social integration opportunities for our clients and beyond and reducing mental health stigma.

Our Vision

Enable women, men and young people to improve their mental health and fulfill their potential by making positive changes to their lives through engaging with and strengthening their communities

Our Values

KIM’s work is based on a set of core values that define and guide our professional practice these include:

  • Equality and diversity
  • Innovation
  • Social responsibility
  • Sustainability
  • Collaboration
  • Measured risk-taking
  • Support ethical practice
  • Enterprise

Our Mission Statement

KIM supports people to improve mental health, coping strategies, social networks and opportunities for training, volunteering, employment and community integration.

The Team

We are a friendly and committed bunch at KIM.

Our experienced, understanding and caring team includes professionals in social work, teaching and psychology.

Students, volunteers, business and finance staff also form a vital part of KIM.

We’re all passionate about empowering people to thrive and achieve mental wellbeing.