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Hear Us are currently looking for people passionate about improving Croydon’s mental health services to join our Board of Trustees.

Are you someone who has had an experience of mental distress and/or using mental health services?

Are you interested in being a Trustee of an independent mental health charity run by survivors and service users?

Hear Us has been running for over 20 Years as a not-for-profit organisation in Croydon. On 15th April 2010, Hear Us registered with the Charity Commission for charity status to give Hear Us a more independent and stronger voice in the community of Croydon.

We are looking for new trustees to join our committed and friendly Board. The Board appoints independent Trustees from a wide range of backgrounds and walks of life. Our membership elects member Trustees to ensure that all our work is grounded in the insight, practice, and ambitions of the organisations who make up our membership work directly with people and communities.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, disabled people and people from the LGBT+ community with skills in the areas identified above as we work towards becoming a fully representative Board.

We currently run the following projects

Our Linkworking Project has been running for 10 years. We currently run sixteen sessions a week on the inpatient wards at the Bethlem Royal Hospital and in the community resource centres. These sessions are followed by a handover with ward/service managers to address immediate needs. Our project supports service users to understand their treatment, services available to them and brings hope during dark and difficult times, in fact many of our team joined after coming into contact with the project themselves. Our outcomes and qualitative data provide insight for the CCG and have a positive impact on local commissioning.

We run 10 Mental Health Open Forums each year. It is designed for service users to come together in a safe environment to meet commissioners and Service Providers, giving them a chance to ask questions and debate current and topical issues/services relevant to their recovery and wellbeing. Our forums also attract large numbers of carers and professionals.

Our Welfare Benefit Surgery has helped thousands of vulnerable people make and maintain benefit claims. We also attend assessments and have won over 100% ESA & PIP tribunals. We support claimants to maintain their On-Line Universal Credit (UC) Claims; which is a major obstacle as many of our clients are illiterate or have no computer experience. We address immediate financial poverty through access to food banks and Discretionary Payments. Currently we work very closely with Mind’s Welfare Benefits service and have close relationships with SLaM, Croydon Council and the DWP.

If you feel you could help towards our aims and objectives please give me a call

Hear Us require Trustees to help lead the organisation to reach new heights.

SECTION B. TRUSTEES PART 4.2 Role descriptions (pdf document)

ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF HEAR US (pdf Document) 

APPLICATION PACK (pdf Document)

If you think you have the skills, experience, abilities or you are simply interested to know more please contact Tim Oldham on Tel: 020 8681 6888 or email: tim@hear-us.org

Trustee Application

Tim Oldham
CEO
Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
Surrey
CR2 6EZ
Tel: 020 8681 6888
Mobile: 07594 373 104
Email: tim@hear-us.org