ARMED FORCES COVENANT BRONZE AWARD


We are delighted to have been recognised for supporting veterans and their families as this cause is very close to our hearts at Anxious Minds. We are very proud of the work we do to help those who serve.



                          FORWARD LADIES



Our wonderful Operations Manager and one of the founders of Anxious Minds, Kathleen Redpath, was shortlisted on the regional heat at Forward Ladies, not for profit category. Kathleen is a volunteer who has worked relentlessly, day and night, in order to continue to develop Anxious Minds.

Kathleen is utterly dedicated to improving mental health services across the North East and has lots of experience in the charity sector. We are very proud of your achievements and efforts Kathleen.















We are delighted to have been recognised for supporting veterans and their families as this cause is very close to our hearts at Anxious Minds. We are very proud of the work we do to help those who serve.











Edward Dean Chief Executive Officer, Anxious Minds receiving his Silver Commendation Award for his work in North Tyneside in support of Mental Health.

Edward started the charity Anxious Minds on his War Pension, because the was a lack of professional help available after being on the NHS waiting list for over a year for counselling when he got ill after leaving the Armed Forces, after 22 years service.

Edward has worked as a Volunteer for the last three years.






                                                                            ACQ5  GLOBAL AWARD 2018

                                                        UK  CHARITY OF THE YEAR (MENTAL HEALTH)


Anxious Minds  has won a major international awards at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2018.

The ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 highlight prominent businesses around the globe that have had a great level of impact on their industry and demonstrate leadership in innovation. The awards celebrate the services, industries and organizations that serve the global market landscape.

Anxious Minds is honored to have won this major awards in this year’s ACQ5 Global Awards program. These awards are a testament to the atmosphere of disruptive innovation that lives within Anxious Minds, led by our founder, Edward Dean , CEO, he has worked to better shape the ways people in the North East can accesss Mental Health Support.  His transformative leadership and the impact of the work of the charity has greatly improved accesses to Mental Well-being support in a positive way.

About the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017:

The ACQ5 Global Awards 2017 Program has been celebrating achievement, brilliance, and innovation in their annual awards program with a rigorous evaluation process based on the ACQ Annual Award Framework (AAA Framework). For more information, please visit https://awards.acq5.com/1/.










Our 2018 Global Excellence recipients are handpicked by AI magazine based on the comprehensive analysis and research undertaken by the wider group.

This proven approach ensures that we select our candidates purely on merit – not popularity – and recognize the very best in business. Whether you run a single office firm or a multinational corporation, we reward those that are succeeding in their endeavors, innovating, growing, and improving.




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Eddie Dean, from Newcastle, used his army pension to fund his charity ‘Anxious Minds’ and help other veterans struggling with mental health issues.

Eddie Dean

After dedicating 22 years to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which included serving in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, Eddie struggled to return to civilian life and was diagnosed with chronic anxiety, clinical depression and PTSD. He credits the vital support he received from the North East charity ‘Saving Lives’ for his recovery, and this support inspired him to launch his own charity ‘Anxious Minds’ to specifically help veterans in his local area who were struggling with mental ill health. The charity provides free support groups, counselling and mindfulness and relaxation techniques for people who are on the waiting list for medical support. Under his leadership the charity has secured funding from the National Lottery Fund and received an from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces’ Covenant Fund.

In a personal letter to Eddie, Prime Minister Theresa May said:

“You have shown remarkable dedication in ensuring veterans can access mental health support with your charity ‘Anxious Minds’. You know from first-hand experience what a difference this help can make and now, thanks to your hard work, veterans living in the North East can also benefit from this same support. I want to thank you for your inspiring commitment to supporting men and women, like yourself, who have risked their lives to serve our country.”

Mary Glindon, Eddie’s local MP for North Tyneside, said:

“I would like to congratulate Eddie on receiving the Points of Light Award.  He is truly a worthy recipient of this award as someone, who has faced up to his own mental health issues and put the help he received to good use, in turn, to helping others.  He is a credit to himself, to those he supports through his charity and to the whole of North Tyneside.”

Eddie said:

“I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of myself and the team of volunteers here at ‘Anxious Minds’. We work very hard at ‘Anxious Minds’ to improve the mental health services here in the North East and feel humbled to have this recognised by the Prime Minister. On behalf of myself and the team, we thank you.”

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