The Redbridge News

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Our Response to Redbridge Council's Consultation

Mental illness is the single largest source of burden of disease in Redbridge. No other health condition matches mental illness in the combined extent of prevalence, persistence and breadth of impact.

Mental Health, according to the Coalition Government, is Everyone's Business and as such should be at the forefront of Redbridge Council's Draft Early Intervention and Prevention Strategy.

Read our response here.

RUN-UP Newsletter

Read and download the latest RUN-UP newsletter to find out more about the cuts to local mental health services and the lack of meaningful consultation.

In Crisis and Don't Know what to do? - NELFT Mental Health Direct

NELFT Mental Health Direct is a telephone helpline service available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

If you live in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, or Havering, you can call for mental health help and advice anytime of the day or night.

We can arrange for you to speak with a mental health professional. We can also advise you about what service to contact to get the support you need.

Telephone: 0844 600 1111

Calls from a BT landline are the cost of a local call. Calls from other landlines and mobile providers will vary and may cost more.

NEW: Information for people with learning disability and their carers

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' Faculty of the Psychiatry of Learning Disability and the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust have produced a new series of very accessible information for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. All these materials have been written and tested with people with learning disabilities and their carers.

Read and download the leaflets here.

Alzheimer Cafe

For everyone interested or affected by Alzheimers or other forms of Dementia. There will be a talk by speaker Marlene Daniels (RNID), on hearing related problems and music from The Redbridge Music Lounge.

The event is on Tuesday 12th July from 11am to 1.30pm at IRDSA Hall, Craven Gardens, Barkingside, IG6 1PS (Next to car park)

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

Attitudes to Mental Illness - 2011 survey report

This month the NHS published findings from a survey of attitudes towards mental illness among adults in England. Although the report suggests that some attitudes towards mental health have improved, there is still evidence that prejudice continues to be prevalent.

Alarmingly, one in six people believe that one of the main causes of mental illness is lack of self-discipline and will-power. Our work aimed at educating the public and raising the awareness of mental health is as vital as ever.

Read and download the latest here

Family fun at Inspiration 2011 Festival

Celebrate one year to go until the London Olympics and Paralympics with a spectacular free festival on Sunday 24 July.

The Inspiration 2011 Festival at Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre, Forest Road, Hainault, runs from 12noon to 7pm and will have an Olympic inspired opening and closing ceremony with music, entertainers, extreme sports demos, food stalls and much more for the whole family. Highlights include the Redbridge 10k run - Join Olympian Tessa Sanderson in the first ever 10K run at Fairlop.

Get more information on Inspiration 2011 including travel and parking information here

Redbridge Compact 2011-2014 - Consultation

Redbridge Compact is a joint agreement between voluntary groups and public bodies and exists to help the partners improve their relationship for mutual advantage and community gain.

The compact is now being upgraded to set the framework for how: voluntary groups, public bodies (including the Council, NHS, Police and Fire Services) will work together over the next 3 years. To find out more and to respond to the consultation visit here

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

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