The Redbridge Link

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

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Info Directory

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

Paint The Town Red

'Paint the Town Red' is the title of our forthcoming art exhibition, held in collaboration with thinkarts, to celebrate World Mental Health Week.

The exhibition will run from the 6th to the 17th of October at Central Library, Ilford

If you would like to exhibit please download our guidelines or alternatively contact thinkarts on 0844 600 1218 or Jon Abrams on 020 8925 2435.

Alzheimer Cafe - Redbridge

For everyone interested or affected by Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia, Dr Hilary Kinsler will be giving a talk on the topic of: Telecare - Assistive Technology For People with Dementia.

The event will be held on Tuesday 8 July 2008, from: 11am to 1pm at the Aldborough Room, Fullwell Cross Library, Barkingside IG6 2EA.

For further information please contact: Eileen Tan on 0844 600 1212 or Coral Kathro, Alzheimer's Society on 0844 600 1197.

Support and Recovery Group

Anxiety Care are running a series of workshops on building self-confidence and self-esteem every Wednesday for people aged between 16 and 18

The Workshops will take place every Wednesday, from 4pm to 6pm at the Cardinal Heenan Centre, 326 High Road, Ilford, IG1 1QP. Free.

For more information and to book a place contact Anxiety Care on 020 8262 8891 or via email: email

A New Vision For Mental Health

A new vision for mental health is a discussion paper from seven national mental health organisations intended to provoke a debate on the best direction for future mental health policy.

The government's ten-year plan - the National Service Framework (NSF) for Mental Health - will come to an end, signalling a new era. Important policy choices must be made to ensure both that its achievements are built upon and its shortcomings tackled.

To find out more visit the New Vision Website.

National Carers Strategy: A ten year vision?

In February 2007 Gordon Brown announced that the Government would renew the National Strategy for Carers - its 10 year vision for improving support for carers. The Government is expected to publish the new strategy very shortly. Carers UK carried out its biggest ever consultation with carers, to make sure the demands for what needs to change are firmly based on carers' views.

Carers UK is organising a series of regional events to tell carers about the National Strategy, taking place in London (18 July), Birmingham (24 July) and Manchester (25 July). They will also be holding carer conferences in Northern Ireland and Wales in October, and in Scotland in December.

For more information visit the Carers Website.

Paying the Price: The cost of mental health care in England to 2026

Recognising the significance of mental health in terms of both expenditure and the overall health of the population, the King's Fund commissioned a review. This report presents current and projected needs for mental health services and their related costs. It gives details on a number of specific disorders, including depression, schizophrenic disorders and dementia. Paying the Price suggests that without the right level and type of investment we will all pay the price - not just in wasted resources but also in wasted lives.

To read the report visit the Kings' Fund Website

Jon Abrams
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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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