MindWell is funded by the West Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and brings together information from the NHS, Leeds City Council and the third sector into one single ‘go to’ place.

Since launching on World Mental Health Day 2016, over 500,000 people have visited our site for support. MindWell is managed by a partnership of Volition and Thrive by Design and was developed through co-design with people who use services, carers and mental health professionals.

Collection of photos showing people with flip chart and sticky notes, discussing MindWell

Images from co-design sessions with local people and professionals which have helped shape MindWell’s development.

Our Advisory board

MindWell is guided by our Advisory Board, a diverse group of individuals from various sectors, including mental health, public services and the third sector. Our lived experience champions also advise on matters of content, accessibility, and inclusivity.

The Advisory Board meets quarterly to discuss MindWell’s priorities, objectives, and challenges. We also have four thematic task and finish groups:

  • Content development and co-production methods
  • Experts by experience & accessibility
  • Holistic and trauma-informed mental health model
  • Strategy, funding opportunities, and innovation

Our efforts are further supported by the MindWell Hub, an online platform fostering collaboration and support for the MindWell project.

If you would like to learn more about our governance structure, join our advisory board or require access to the MindWell Hub and do not currently have permission, please get in touch.

Our team

  • Gabby McDonald, Project Support Administrator (part-time)
  • Gemma Johnson, Content and Communications Manager
  • Gillian Schofield, Content and Social Media Officer (part-time)
  • Milton Hoz, Technical Lead
  • Siobhan Drane, Engagement Specialist and Volunteer Manager (part-time)

Supportive leadership by Pip Goff (Director, Volition) and Tim Brazier (Director, Thrive by Design).