Positive Approach Charity

Being Positive every day - Offering an ANCHOR when needed
and a GATEWAY to BE-POSITIVE about enduring mental health



Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF:   POSITIVE APPROACH CHARITY – Community Support Group – set up for voluntary giving of help to those in need with Mental Health and as a humanitarian act to those with mental health in our community and surrounding areas of Blandford Forum in the County of Dorset.

ADOPTED ON:        1ST OCTOBER 2014

1. Name        The name of the Group shall be: POSITIVE APPROACH CHARITY

2. Aims          The aims of the Group shall be to: Provide support to those suffering with any form of Mental Health.

3. Powers

In order to achieve its aims the Group may:

a.   Raise money

b.   Open bank accounts

c.   Take out insurance

d.   Employ or Contract Staff or be provided with staff by an outside source

e.   Acquire and manage buildings

f.    Organise courses and events

g.     Work with other groups and exchange information

h.    Do anything that is lawful which will help it to fulfil its aims

4 - Membership

(a) Membership of the Group shall be open to any person *** (see below) over 18 or any organization living or located in the Blandford Forum and surrounding areas who is interested in helping the Group to achieve its aims, willing to abide by the rules of the Group and willing to pay any subscription agreed by the Management Committee (if applicable at any time in the future).

(b) Membership shall be available to anyone without regard to gender, race, nationality, disability, sexual preference, religion or belief.

(c) Every individual member and each organisation shall have one vote at General Meeting

       Meetings.

(d) The membership of any member may be terminated for good reason by the Management Committee but the member has a right to be heard by the Management Committee before a final decision is made.

(e) Each member organisation shall appoint a representative to attend meetings of the Group and notify the Group’s Secretary of that person’s name.

*** Those who become accepted Members have to be initially referred by the local Blandford Community Mental Health Team (CMHT - Milldown Unit) or a registered practitioner/consultant.