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Mind Your Head are looking to recruit new trustees to join their board. This is a voluntary role and a great opportunity to work alongside other trustees and the CEO in working to reach the goals and objectives of the charity and help guide the strategic development and growth.

We want Shetland to be a place where:
• Mental health is supported positively within the community
• Information and knowledge of support services is easily accessible
• People do not feel isolated because of mental illness
• Negative attitudes are replaced with understanding and acceptance
Our aims are:
• To deliver mental health support services across Shetland
• To research and respond to mental health and associated needs within the community
• To work in partnership with existing organisations to further the aims of the charity
• To raise mental health and wellbeing awareness in Shetland

Each Trustee must have:
• a commitment to the mission of Mind Your Head
• a willingness to meet the minimum time requirement
• personal integrity at all times and to declare any conflicts of interest and abide by the MYH Trustee Code of Conduct.
• strategic vision
• good, independent judgement
• an ability to think creatively and solve problems
• enthusiasm and willingness to be flexible
• a willingness to speak their mind, participate in discussions and decision-making and abide by decisions made. Trustees must give adequate notice and apologies when unable to attend Board meetings
• an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship
• an ability to treat all information, gained by virtue of being a Trustee, in strictest confidence.
• an ability to work effectively as a member of the team and to take decisions for the good of Mind Your Head
• a willingness to continuous professional development

The Board of trustees must collectively maintain a balance of skills and experience in the following areas:
• financial management, budgeting and monitoring
• human resources
• funding sources, applications and administration
• mental health agenda knowledge, particularly in a rural context for:
o adults and
o younger people
• risk management
• charity governance
• strategic development
• project management
• educational framework and service provision

Organisation aims and objectives

We are a Shetland based charity who promote mental health positively throughout Shetland. We undertake a range of projects that include education and training delivery as well as awareness raising. Recent intiatives included the MYH Roadshow, a Young People's Mental Health Focus Day, an anti-stigma project in Brae called "Minders", delivery of Respect Me Anti-Bullying training to teaching staff, "Let's talk about suicide prevention" Roadshow in partnership with Choose Life as well as development work and the launch of our Real Life Stories project and a men's mental health campaign which will be launched later this Autumn. Our annual Fun Run takes place on the last Sunday of August each year. This event is very important to us as it provides an apportunity for the community to come together for a fun event. Each year the numbers of people who engage in the event increases.










(Zoom) Meetings usually take place at 7-8pm on Monday evenings and are held between 4/6 times per year.


Experience required: See aims and objectives
Travel details: Meetings are via Zoom
Minimum age: 18