An end of year message from Ben Taylor, our Chief Executive

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive
Ben Taylor, Chief Executive Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich Mind

As the end of the year approaches, we look back on a year in which demand for BLG Mind’s services has continued to grow. In 2023, we provided support to over 10,000 people: more than ever before.

We know that many people’s mental health has been impacted by the cost of living crisis and by distressing world events, amongst other things, and that this is likely to continue into the new year.

But we are also looking forward. On 1 January 2024 , BLG Mind will be merging with Lambeth and Southwark Mind to create a new charity covering five Boroughs across South East London. It is an exciting opportunity for us to:

  • Grow our impact
  • Reach yet more people
  • Increase our focus on working with under-served and marginalised communities
  • Grow our influence on behalf of those we serve.

We are determined to continue to be there when it matters, providing support and working together with local people living with mental health problems and dementia (and their support networks) to improve their quality of life.

Wishing all our clients, carers, supporters and friends seasons greetings and all the very best for 2024.

Ben Taylor, Chief Executive