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Tell your MP to reduce the use of force in mental health hospitals

When someone is having a mental health crisis they may become frustrated, frightened and extremely distressed. No matter what happens you need to be treated with care and compassion. Healthcare staff and police do a challenging job and sometimes need to make difficult decisions very quickly. Often they use force to control someone’s behaviour, which can include physically restraining someone against their will, injecting them with medication and using seclusion to confine and isolate someone on the ward.

For the person in crisis, this can be humiliating, traumatising and even life-threatening. You can help reduce this use of force. This Friday, MPs will debate the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill in Parliament. If it is passed it will mean: Better training for staff to manage difficult situations Better data, improving transparency and highlighting problem areas. Police will need to wear body cameras when called to mental health settings, which can be used in evidence.

You can email your MP here

Our consultation response to the proposed changes to Meadow Court nursing home

Our consultation response to Redbridge CCG's proposed changes to Meadow Court - a nursing home for people affected by dementia -  has raised some key themes and concerns:

  • 84% of respondents strongly agreed that the local NHS should carry on with its contract for paying for beds at Meadow Court
     
  • Respondents told us that Meadow Court nursing home provides specialist dementia care with staff who have extra skills, knowledge and expertise not available in other local homes
     
  • The prospect of transferring dementia patients from Meadow Court is causing a great deal of anxiety, worry and stress amongst carers and relatives

You can read our full response here

Our survey will remain open until the Redbridge CCG Board makes its decision on 30 November. So, if you are a relative, carer, or work in the NHS, Local Authority or voluntary sector please get in touch - anonymously if you prefer.
Complete our survey now

Have Your Say - Day Services are changing in Redbridge

When:   Tuesday 7 November  2017
Time:    2pm to 4pm or 5pm to 7pm
Venue:  City Gates, 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BH

One Place East and Healthwatch Redbridge would like to invite you to an important consultation event. Next year, therefore, Redbridge Council has to save £1.2m and this means the way in which the Council delivers day services will need to change. This is your opportunity to have your say and tell the Council what you think about the proposals

Book Now - 2 pm to 4 pm workshop
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Mental Health Festival

Date: Thursday 9 November 2017
Time: 12 pm to 3pm
Venue: Redbridge Institute of Adult Education, Gaysham Ave, Ilford IG2 6TD

Come along to Redbridge Institute and join us at our Mental Health Festival.  We will be running taster sessions throughout the day to promote mental health and wellbeing. Try out some simple meditation techniques which can help to combat stress and anxiety, and also promote emotional well-being.
  • Health checks
  • Gardening
  • Reflexology
  • Dementia awareness
  • Meditation

This is Redbridge

Redbridge is bidding to become London Borough of Culture. This is our chance to showcase the richness and diversity of cultural experiences on offer in Redbridge and to put arts, heritage and culture at the heart of our borough’s future.

About the bid

This Is Redbridge puts our communities at the centre of our bid to become the London Borough of Culture.

Our friends at 64m Artists are running creative workshops with people across the borough in the coming weeks – you can also use this website to send us your thoughts and ideas.

Tell us your experience of the assessment process for ESA or PIP

Please send your experience of the ESA or PIP assessment or your experience of waiting for an assessment to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk  by the 8 NovemberSuggestions to improve the assessment process are also welcome.   
 
Inclusion London will be sending written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into PIP and ESA assessments and your evidence will be used to inform our evidence.   

 
More information about the inquiry is available here
 
If you wish to send evidence directly to the Select Committee the deadline is Friday 10 November.

Tell us your experience of the assessment process for ESA or PIP

Please send your experience of the ESA or PIP assessment or your experience of waiting for an assessment to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk  by the 8 NovemberSuggestions to improve the assessment process are also welcome.   
 
Inclusion London will be sending written evidence to the Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into PIP and ESA assessments and your evidence will be used to inform our evidence.   

 
More information about the inquiry is available here
 
If you wish to send evidence directly to the Select Committee the deadline is Friday 10 November.

On line Hate – Victim’s Experience Survey

The survey is being conducted by the Mayor’s Office of Policing and Crime (MOPAC).
 
The survey is available as a

Please return any forms to: anna.romaniuk@mopac.london.gov.uk

Or post to:

Anna Romaniuk,  Research Analyst
Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
2nd Floor, City Hall
Queens Walk
London SE1 2A
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Stress, Anxiety? 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. 


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