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Mental Health Festival - Free and Open to All

Thursday 10 November 2016, 12 noon to 3pm

Venue: Redbridge Institute of Adult Education Gaysham Avenue, Gants Hill IG2 6TD

Come along to Redbridge Institute and join us at our Mental Health Festival. We will be running taster sessions throughout the day as part of our Learning in mind project, set up to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Try out some simple mindfulness techniques which can combat stress and anxiety, and also promote emotional well-being. We will also have a range of information stalls, free health checks, manicures and refreshments. 

Please note: We still have a few spaces left for information stalls. So, if you are a local organisation please get in contact with us: 

Jon Abrams
020 925 2435

Volunteering Fair

Thursday 3 November 2016

Start: 11:00
Finish: 14:00

Volunteering in a charity or not for profit group is a great way to get more involved in the community. Through volunteering you can meet new people, support a cause you care about, develop skills and experience, and get references.

Why not come along to meet lots of organisations that do amazing work in the London Borough of Redbridge? If you have time to spare and talents to offer, there are lots of roles available.

Venue: Redbridge Town Hall, Ilford High Road

Contact: Karolina
Organisation: Redbridge CVS
Tel: 020 8514 9622


Suicide prevention: creating a safer culture

In the UK, the annual report of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness reviews lessons learned over the past 20 years.

Key findings of the UK report include a large rise in England in the number of suicides among mental health patients. Between 2004 and 2014, 28% of suicides in the UK were in people in contact with mental health care within 12 months of their death. In-patient suicides have fallen, in part due to removal of ligature points on wards, but suicides under crisis resolution teams treating in the community have risen substantially, with a third having been discharged from hospital in the previous 2 weeks and 43% living alone.

Key clinical messages are that crisis teams are unlikely to be a safe management option for patients at high risk or who live alone; patients should be followed up within 2–3 days of hospital discharge and care plans put in place; specialist alcohol and drug services need to be available; opiate analgesics need to be restricted to reduced use and short-term supplies; and additional help for men with mental ill health might require innovative delivery, for example online or in non-clinical settings.

You can read the full article on The Lancet website

Have Your Say - Redbridge Council’s Home to School Travel Assistance Policies for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND)

Redbridge Council is inviting you to provide your thoughts and opinions on proposed changes to Redbridge Council’s Home to School Travel Assistance Policies for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND). Your feedback will be used to determine the final proposals, which will go to full Council in February 2017.

The Council is facing unprecedented financial pressures and rising demands. The population of children and young people with SEND is rising; the increase in participation age and increased statutory responsibilities for 19-25 young people with SEND are placing increased demands on services that support children and young people 0-25.

This consultation should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. The closing date for this consultation is 25 November 2016. Our findings of the consultation and research project will be published in 2017 and amended policies will be found on the
Council’s Local Offer.   

You can find out more and complete the consultation

Work stress? Money worries? Difficulty sleeping? Feeling low? We're here to help.....

We're here to help… It can be difficult having to cope alone and it is often impossible to see a clear way through. Whether your issues are caused by problems you face every day, or by events that have happened in your past - Talking Therapies can help.

We’re a free and confidential NHS service that will work with you to help you feel better. We offer expert support from people who know what you’re experiencing and our highly professional team will introduce you to effective, practical techniques that are proven to work. 

Find out more here

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