The Redbridge Link

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Please let us know what is going on

If you have some information to share with the community please email Jon Abrams at:

Info Directory

Visit our online mental health info directory an up to date guide of mental health services in Redbridge at

What's going on in Redbridge

To find out please browse our Events' Diary at

Capital Volunteering Redbridge: Small Grants Make A BIG Difference

Capital Volunteering Redbridge is opening its second round of small grants on Monday 15 January 2007.

The deadline for completed applications is 2pm, Friday 02 March 2007. Decisions will be made on Wednesday 14 March 2007, with organisations notified of the results soon after.

For further information and an application pack please contact Duduzile Moyo on 020 8970 6011.

Thinkarts' Winter Newsletter

Find out how everyday junk can be turned into art. Read up on the Goodmayes Mile, and the world mental health week art exhibition - Paint The Town Red - held at Ilford Central Library.

To download a copy of the newsletter click here.

Bipolar Disorder Support Group

Terry from Run-Up is planning to create a support group for people with bipolar disorder. The group will be an opportunity to share experiences and pick up valuable tips to help cope.

For more information, email Terry or phone her on: 020 8970 5890.

Do You Need an Advocate?

North East London Advocacy will be holding a weekly surgery at Redbridge Concern for Mental Health every Monday between 2pm and 4pm.

Sessions are by appointment only - to book one please call our office on: 020 8925 2435 or alternatively email us

Tree Planting Day - Sunday 21st January

Forest Farm Peace Garden is holding a Tree Planting Day on Sunday 21st January from 11am to 4pm at the Forest Farm Community Gardens, end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Ilford, IG6 2XL.

The Peace Garden is a community garden working with a broad cross-section of the community to promote health, mental well-being, environmental sustainability and intercultural awareness.

For further information please call Gareth Morgan on 0791 308 9979 or alternatively email him at:

Arts Drop-In, Theatre Resource

Theatre Resource - High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex CM5 0AD - is running art sessions for mental health service users. Users can participate in visual art, make use of PCs and an I-Mac equipped with art and design software. A professional artist will be on hand to assist participants with equipment and help boost their art skills.

Sessions are every Monday, 3pm to 5.30pm and every Wednesday, 2pm to 5pm.

For more information contact Theatre Resource on 01277 365 626 or at

Joint Health And Social Care Guidance On Dementia

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Social Care Institute for Excellence have issued joint guidance on the treatment and care of people with dementia in health and social care. For the first time, healthcare professionals working in the NHS will be following the same guidelines as social workers and care workers in nursing homes.

Report Into Suicide And Homicide By People With Mental Illness

The National Confidential Inquiry (NCI) into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness provides definitive national figures for England and Wales on patient suicide and patient homicide.

The report can be downloaded here.

GLA Mental Health Survey

The Greater London Authority has launched a survey to seek the views of mental health service users who have come into contact with any kind of NHS mental health service in the last 12 months.

Jon Abrams
Web Site Editor
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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