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

What's going on in Redbridge

To find out please browse our Events' Diary at

Your Shout

If you use local mental health services or care for someone who does and you want to have a say about how mental health services will be delivered in the future then come along to Your Shout on Wednesday 7th June, 2.00pm to 4.00 pm.

The event is being held in the Aldborough Room, Fullwell Cross Library, High Street, Barkingside, Ilford, IG6 2EA

To confirm your attendance please e-mail Rose Arnold or call her on 020 8970 5817.

Nelmht Stakeholder Event

Nelmht is preparing to become a Foundation Trust and is holding a stakeholder event to explain the ins-and-outs.

The event is taking place on Wednesday 13 June, 1pm to 4pm at the City Limits Bowling Alley (conference room) Romford, Essex, RM5 2BH. Lunch will be provided.

If you would like to attend please email Helen Winder to confirm attendance or alternatively call her on 020 8970 8410.

Charles Maclean Art Exhibition

Thinkarts member Charles Maclean is holding an art exhibition at the Queens Theatre, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1QT from the 4 to 17 of June 07. You can download a flyer here.

A catalogue of the artist's work can be viewed on the ThinkArts Web Gallery.

London Borough of Redbridge Capital Grants

The London Borough of Redbridge (LBR) received 16 applications in April 2007 requesting capital monies to fund Projects to assist people with mental health problems living in Redbridge.

LBR has awarded grants to 11 projects - totalling £110,752.33 - including a Touch Screen Computer for patients of Goodmayes Hospital and a "Metal Mickey" Camera to monitor victims of harassment. Click here to find out more.

Redbridge Drug & Alcohol Service Directory

The latest edition of the Borough's Drug and Alcohol Service Directory has been published by the Redbridge Drug & Alcohol Action Team. The Directory is a guide to local treatment services as well as national self help organisation. It also provides information on how to refer into services

If you would like a copy please call the Drug and Alcohol Action Team on 020 8708 7829 or e-mail Susan Waldron.

Carers Drop-In Day

National Carers' Week is a week of special events and an opportunity for us to recognise, support and celebrate carers and the people they care for.

If you are looking after someone with a disability or illness then drop in to the Town Hall, Ilford on Friday 15th June between 10.30am and 4.30pm.

There will be information and advice, pampering sessions, health checks and refreshments.

For further information please email Michele Davis or call her on: 020 8708 5583.

Gardening Activity Taster Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Help Forest Farm Peace Garden (FFPG) celebrate Volunteers Week 2007 on Wednesday 6th June, 11am to 4pm by volunteering for the day in this lively community garden project. All welcome

For more info please contact the Peace Garden on 07913 089979 or Lesley at Supported Volunteering 0208 925 2435.

How to get to Forest Farm: Central Line or 150 bus to Hainault Station. Left out of the Station onto New North Road, 2 minute walk and left into Hazelbrouck Gardens. Go through the gates at the end of the road and follow the map to the Peace Gardens.

Speak up for Yourself!

Free training in self advocacy is available for people experiencing mental health issues or emotional distress.

It is an opportunity to acquire a number of different skills to help you: get your voice heard; ask for what you want; get what you need; know your rights; speak assertively and effectively to people and deal with Support Services and Mental Health Professionals.

The training will be held on Tuesday evenings 6.00pm to 9.00pm on the: 19th and 26th June, 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th July at PACE, 34 Hartham Rd, Holloway, N7 9JL.

You will need to book to secure a place. Please contact Finn on 020 7700 1323 or via email

Positive East - Counselling & Psychotherapy Service

Positive East is a FREE confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy Service for people affected by HIV living in or receiving clinical care in Barking & Dagenham, City of London, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.

To find out more email: or call 020 7791 2855.

Healthy Life Style Event - Wednesday 13th June

The aim of this event - which is being organised by the Redbridge Black and Minority Ethnic Groups' Network, is to raise awareness of health issues and services available in Redbridge.

It is running from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 13th June Albert Road Community Centre, 54-58 Albert Road, Ilford IG1 1HW.

To find out more email: or call her on: 020 8514 0688.

Jon Abrams
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Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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