The Redbridge News
A community resource to promote better mental health
Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
Festive Singing for the Brain, Saturday 11th December 2010
Come along and join in with festive Christmas singing. Usual Monthly Saturday Drop - in will also be running; for information about Dementia services and carer support services.
Living Well Resource Centre, 372 Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath, Essex, RM6 4YG
10.30am - 1.30pm, Alison Gordon, 020 8708 9151
Read and download the latest RUN-UP newsletter here to find out more on how local mental health service users are challenging and influencing the design and delivery of local services.
You Tube Video
We have produced a short film celebrating World Mental Health Day in Redbridge. You can watch it here.
Martha Robinson Poetry Competition 2010
Organised by National Perceptions Forum The competition is open to all mental health (ex-)service users in the UK. The winning entries will be published in "Perceptions" Magazine.
PRIZES: 1st £100, 2nd £50, 3rd £25
For an entry form please write to: Rachel Brett Poetry Competition, National Perceptions Forum, Rethink, 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP Or email Rachel Brett e-mail: email@example.com P>
Deadline for entries Monday 28th February 2011
Out and About in Redbridge - What's Going on?
There are a whole range of events going on around Redbridge over the next month including the thinkarts creative writing group; five-a-side training and football with airfootball and open sessions at the Redbridge Music Lounge.
To find out more please browse our Events' Diary
Compelling new report shows why mental health 'must be at the heart of public health'
The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) has published a compelling bank of evidence showing why public health strategies cannot afford to ignore mental health. The position statement, No health without public mental health: the case for action, shows that:
Making Drama out of a Crisis: Authentic Portrayals of Mental Illness in TV Drama
A new study published by Shift finds that, despite clear improvements over recent years, prime time TV drama struggles to present an accurate picture of mental illness.
Making Drama out of a Crisis aims to encourage writers, producers, directors and commissioners of television drama to enter into a debate about these issues and how they portray mental illness on TV. Mental health charities, experts and people with mental health problems are keen to join this discussion.
The report finds that: