The Redbridge News

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Have your say about child mental health services

This summer, The National Autistic Society will be launching their next major campaign focusing on child mental health services.

If you're the parent of someone with an autism spectrum disorder aged 21 or younger who has experienced mental health problems (including anxiety and behaviour problems) the NAS would like to hear from you. Find out more here.

AIR Football Referrals

Do you have a client who is looking for a focus in life, wants to improve their fitness, health, team building skills, confidence and self esteem?

At AIR Football we deliver weekly training sessions, monthly tournaments, access to the gym, health promotion and with volunteering opportunities. You can download a referral and membership form here.

Saturday Drop in - 13 February - For people living with dementia and their families

The next Saturday Drop in is on Saturday 13th February at the Living Well Resource Centre, 372 Chadwell Heath Lane, Romford, RM6 4YG from 10.30am to 1.30pm.

There will be plenty of information about dementia services as well as refreshments and complementary therapy tasters.

For further information please email Alison Gordon or contact her on: 0208 708 9151

EMERGENCE....discovering the creative self

An inspirational multi-disciplinary exhibition of artwork by London artists who identify with the symptoms and issues surrounding Personality Disorder. Visual art, film, sculpture, debates, workshops, talks and performances throughout this 5 week show.

The exhibition is on at Our Space Gallery, Together, 12 Old Street, London EC1V 9BE, Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, 020 7780 7300. For more information visit the Together Website

New Horizons

New Horizons is a comprehensive programme of action for improving the mental well-being of the population and the services that care for people with poor mental health by 2020. It brings together organisations across national and local Government, voluntary and statutory agencies, as well as local communities and individuals to work towards a society that values mental well-being as much as physical health.

The New Horizons strategy brings with it a new set of ambitions for the next 10 years of mental health policy in England.

For the first time, the whole of government has today committed to promote mental wellbeing and to make life better for people with mental health problems. To read the report and to find out more visit the New Horizons' website

Count Me In Census

Figures recently released by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) show that five years on from the first Count me in census people from black and minority ethnic communities remain 3 times more likely than average to be detained under the Mental Health Act and there is still no evidence of a decline in admissions. The survey also shows the use of mixed sex wards remains unacceptably high, with 67 per cent of patients still on mixed sex wards, a figure which rises to 76 per cent for women.

The NHS, councils and wider community bodies should improve preventative services to ensure they meet the mental health needs of people from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has said as it publishes the Count me in census.

To read and download the report visit the CQC website

Health for North East London Consultation

Consultation is currently open on proposals for the future of hospital healthcare in north east London, and will continue until 8 March 2010.

This consultation follows extensive engagement with clinicians and NHS staff, patients and the public, across the whole area, during recent months.

To find out how you can have your say and get hold of a copy of the consultation documents click here.


Web Site Editor

Jon Abrams
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
Web Site: www.rcmh.org.uk
Email:jon@redbridgeconcern.org
Telephone: 020 8925 2435

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Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Redbridge Concern for Mental Health unless otherwise specifically stated.

Web Site Editor

Jon Abrams
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
Web Site: www.rcmh.org.uk
Email:jon@redbridgeconcern.org
Telephone: 020 8925 2435

Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3115971
Registered Charity No. 1065770

Disclaimer

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this message. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Redbridge Concern for Mental Health unless otherwise specifically stated.