"Creating Friendships"


About us

We encourage a warm, friendly atmosphere in which to meet new people and enjoy their company through a wide range of health and wellbeing activities.

At some point in our lives we all need fresh challenges and new experiences, if only to find out what we can do!




We aim to improve the lives of isolated, vulnerable people by providing a range of social activities and lifelong learning workshops. Most of our activities take place in the evenings or at weekends.


Our objectves are to provide group and one to one support  where appropriate.  We signpost individuals where extra support is required.  

"I don't know what I would do without this group.  I come here feeling down & I always leave with a big smile on my face - the people cheer me up no end." Tony, member since 1999

Who are we?

What are our aims & objectives?


Open Minds exists to support vulnerable disabled people living in Nottingham and surrounding areas. Our membership and volunteer base has over the years developed as our profile has changed.

Nevertheless the welfare of our members is and will remain a priority.

We run core activities and projects with an emphasis on health and wellbeng. We are run by a user led management committee and sub-committees, which are supported by local voluntary groups. As a “grass roots” organisation we are aware of the need to keep our management systems real and to the point.

Copyright Open Minds 2019

Registered chairty no: 1079009

2015-03-14 13.40.15 2016-02-13 12.17.19

Welcome to Open Minds!


This is our first interview, where we put 3 of our members and 1 of our facilitators in front of the camera and recorded it.  There are no scripts here, this is real time, real Open Minds!  Enjoy!