In 2011 an event called ‘Great Expectations’ was organised where mental health organisations across Lincolnshire came together to see what they wanted, how they could help and what they could contribute to a new organisation.
Many of the organisations wanted more collaborative working and a network of services available and from this, Shine was created.
On the day a workshop called “how will we make a community mental health support network work in practice” was held. During this people took part in various expressive and collaborative exercises. The final part of the workshop was to write a personal promise to improving mental health in the county inside a shape of the sun (this was used as a sign of hope). Somebody wrote “Shine at what I do” – and this was taken forward into the original Shine logo and remains in the more recent design you see today.
In 2021 Shine began a period of rapid expansion, during which time the organisation grew to 19 members of staff across Lincolnshire and extended its remit to include peer support, grant administration and training. As the charity continued to grow into 2022 it was felt it was time to refresh Shine Lincolnshire’s brand identity and logo to reflect the charities growth. The new logo both reflects the journey Shine has embarked upon while ensuring we stay true to our roots by paying homage to some of the features of the original logo.
Since 2022 Shine has continued to grow rapidly, broadening it’s cover to incorporate both adults and children and young people, reacting to unprecedented circumstances such as the presentation of Long Covid and the Cost of Living Crisis, whilst maintaining its grounding in the benefits of community based support.