Ruth Govan

Chair

I first became involved with Hear Us as a representative for Lantern Hall, that was a long time ago, for those of you who remember. Then I chaired the Open Forum for a time, later becoming first Vice Chair of the Trustees of Hear Us and then, for some ten years the Chair. I have always enjoyed the work that I have been able to do for Hear Us, and am grateful for the opportunity I have had to do so.

Peter Rogers

Company Secretary

In the years I accessed mental health services I often felt alone and not listened to. I've been company secretary and a Trustee of Hear Us for 5 years because I believe Hear Us is the strong voice service users need on their side which I didn't have in the past. I work for Active Minds

David Ashton

Trustee/Director

I have mental health problems, this is something that is a big part of my identity and has been a huge influence on the direction my life has taken and for a long time I felt that my mental health problems ruled my life with me having very little control. However, since coming to Hear Us 4/5 years ago, I have been able to take more control over my life and, as a Trustee of Hear Us, I now use my mental health problems to help Hear Us to continue to make a positive difference to other service Users and the services we receive.

Katharine Nasamu

Trustee/Director

I am proud to be a Hear Us Trustee for yet another year! It’s been a difficult year for all in the mental health sector but I have been so impressed by how all at hear us have pulled together and used their creativity, hard work and downright charm to find extra funding and ways of continuing to do the fabulous and invaluable work that we do. We are a unique charity in that we provide skilled peer support to those who need it. Really looking forward to growing yet stronger, more innovative and inspiring in 2018 together with the growing hear us membership

Adrian Lucas

Trustee/Director

I have mental health problems, this is something that is a big part of my identity and has been a huge influence on the direction my life has taken and for a long time I felt that my mental health problems ruled my life with me having very little control. However, since coming to Hear Us 4/5 years ago, I have been able to take more control over my life and, as a Trustee of Hear Us, I now use my mental health problems to help Hear Us to continue to make a positive difference to other service Users and the services we receive.







Hear Us has been running since 4th October 2001 as a not for profit organisation in Croydon and on 15th April 2010 the Management Committee registered Hear Us with the Charity Commission for charity status (No. 1135535) to give Hear Us a more independent and stronger voice in the community.

Management The constitution in the original form was adopted by resolution at the AGM held on the 27th May 2004. Amendments to the constitution were adopted by resolution at the EGM held on 1st July 2008.

The Management Committee are the Trustee Group and are listed on page 5 of the Annual Report 2009/10. They include a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and the Coordinator Tim Oldham. The Committee has the power to co-opt members as and when they deem it necessary. The Trustee Group is responsible for the day to day running of Hear Us and has a responsibility to report to the funders, charity commission and other stakeholders whenever the need arises.

OBJECTIVES AND ACTIVITIES

* To relieve the needs of people living in the London Borough of Croydon and surrounding areas who have mental health problems by the provision of services and advice
* To advance education about mental health for the public benefit in the London borough of Croydon and surrounding areas with the object of creating awareness and reducing the stigma attached to mental health


Contact: Coordinator

Contact: Coordinator

Timothy Oldham
Coordinator


Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 6EZ

Tel: 020 8681 6888
Email: tim@hear-us.org

Charity No. 1135535
Company No. 06891337