The Redbridge News

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Redbridge Strategic Partnership Community Chest Grant

Redbridge Strategic Partnership is making funding available to local organisations working around community cohesion and community engagement.

Funding amounts available are from £1,000 up to a maximum of £5,000

Applications close on 11 February 2011

You can download the guidance and application form here. You can also contact Numan Hussain on 020 8708 2740 with any queries.

RUN-UP Newsletter

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.

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

Redbridge Transport Action Group

We are a local group of disabled and older people who want to improve accessible transport for everyone. We aim to inform local people about the services available, and to campaign.

Whether its Dial-a-Ride, Taxicard, buses or the Tube, Redbridge Transport Action Group is the voice of accessible transport users.

The next meeting is on 23rd Feb 2011 in the York Room at Ilford Central Library, Clements Road, IG1 1AE at 2pm.

We will be discussing cuts to the Taxicard service. For more information, please call Transport for All on 020 7737 2339. Free transport is available, please phone Transport for All to book this by 8th February.

To find out more about what we do please visit our webiste.

Is someone hurting or upsetting you because of who you are? We're here to help.

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health is now a Hate Crime Help and Referral Centre. We offer a safe, confidential environment for anybody who has experienced crime, harassment or abuse because of their: race; religion; sexuality; disability; age; gender identity or mental health condition.

Talk to us and we'll tell you about the wide range of options and support available to you. You can contact us on 020 8925 2435 or email: Jon Abrams

For more information about Hate Crime Help and Referral Centres visit Redbridge I

Sleep Matters

Sleep affects us all and can affect mental health so profoundly that it has been chosen by the Mental Health Foundation as a major public mental health theme for 2011.

As well as highlighting the importance of sleep for mental and physical wellbeing, Sleep Matters provides evidence-based advice on how to improve the quality of sleep. This includes simple ways to improve 'sleep hygiene', like adjusting the light, noise and temperature in the bedroom and changing eating, drinking and exercise routines. It includes advice on how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be more effective in helping people with long-term insomnia than medication, and how NHS policy could be changed to reflect this.

To download the Sleep Matters report, the Sleep Well pocket guide or an audio MP3 on getting better sleep, visit the how did you sleep website

Web Site Editor

Jon Abrams
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
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A big thanks to our funders: the London Borough of Redbridge and NHS Redbridge


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