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Our impact, accounts and reports

At Second Step, we believe in a world where everyone affected by mental health problems can create a positive future. On this page find our impact reports, annual accounts, Gender Pay Gap reports, strategic plans, and other information about Second Step's activities, successes, finances, and plans.

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Impact reports

Inspiring stories and insights from our clients, staff, volunteers and partners, highlighting our work over the past year and how we achieve our objectives:

Strategic plans

Updated every three years, our strategic plans underpin our work as we continue our mission to promote mental health and wellbeing by supporting people and communities to building brighter futures:

Annual reports and financial statements

Our annual accounts and financial statements detailing our activities, achievements, and reviews of our performance and finances over the years:

Gender Pay Gap reports

Our Gender Pay Gap figures in line with reporting requirements and our commitment to becoming a truly equal organisation:

Succeeding Together:
Our impact in 2023

We’re at our best when we work together – staff, clients, carers and partners – making the most of each other’s talents and strengths.

Find inspirational stories on the theme of Succeeding Together:

Past impact reports

Click on the tabs below to find our previous years' impact reports:


Stories of Change

This report looks back at the experiences of some of our clients and staff as the organisation coped with and then emerged from the Covid pandemic with its challenges, restrictions and lockdowns:

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Our Strategic Plan:

Rooted in our values of hope & courage, succeeding together, building trust, celebrating diversity and learning & growing, this plan will shape our work through to 2026:

Past strategic plans

Click on the tabs below to find our previous years' strategic plans and business plans:


Raising Ambitions (refresh)

Our plan for 2022/3 continues our theme of the last three years: to raise the ambitions for our clients, our staff, the organisation and the communities we work

Read in full (PDF)

View our plan on a page (PDF)



Our year in numbers

2021-22 was another year of growth for Second Step as we continued to rise to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, meet additional demands on our services, and identify the potential benefits of new ways of working as we emerged from the pandemic. Read our latest annual report and accounts for the year ending 31 March 2023:

Past annual reports and financial statements

Click on the tabs below to find our previous years' annual reports and financial statements:


Report and financial statements for the year ending 31 March 2022

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Further reading

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