The Redbridge News

A community resource to promote better mental health

Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Alzheimer Cafe

For everyone interested or affected by Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia - the Alzheimer Cafe, Redbridge has invited Samantha Shanley to talk about nutrition.

The event is on Tuesday 8 March 2011 from 11am to 1pm 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.

Grouchy Old Men Booklet

The booklet aims to build awareness and promote good mental health among organisations that come into contact with older men who are isolated and at risk of suicide and depression.

Read and download the booklet here

Support for Those Caring for a Relative with Memory Problems

Thank you to those of you who are taking part in the first 'wave' of the SHIELD Carer Support Research which began in Redbridge last year. The research is now underway in Havering, Redbridge and Barking and Dagenham, and will be expanding further.

We are back to Redbridge for a second 'wave' of recruitment, and will again be inviting expressions of interest from all those caring for a relative with memory problems who is living at home.

The SHIELD Carer Supporter Programme aims to improve the well-being of Family Carers and their relatives with dementia through the use of different forms of peer support. These include; Carer Support - putting Family Carers in contact with trained Experienced Carers for guidance and support; and Group Reminiscence Therapy for both the Person with Dementia and their Carer.

Further information on the Carer Supporter Research Programme is available without any obligation from Nadia Crellin or Monica Chi, based at Goodmayes Hospital, North East London NHS Foundation Trust.

So, please telephone: 0844 600 1200 ext: 4491 or Email: shield@nelft.nhs.uk. Alternatively, you can download our Request-for-Information form here.

Information on the wider SHIELD research programme is available via the newly launched website.

Early Stage support groups for people in the early stages of dementia

This 6 weekly programme will commence in early 2011 and take place on a Friday between 2.00pm-3.30pm at the Groveland's Day Hospital, Chadwell Heath.

The early stage support groups will provide: emotional support and practical advice; strategies for promoting health and well-being as well as the opportunity of being part of a mutal peer support group.

If you are interested in attending this group please contact Lisa Cavanagh at Age Concern on 020 8220 6000 or email her at: lisa.cavanagh@ acredbridge.co.uk

You can read and download more information here

Expert Parents

Haven House and Interface are working together and planning a series of 30 sessions to empower, inform and educate parents/carers of disabled children, to become more expert in the care of their children.

A series of sessions throughout March will explore a range of topics and themes including: transition to adulthood; employment and equalities legislation and moving and handling children and young people.

For more information please email Interface or call 020 8477 1666 or contact Christine Twomey at Haven House on 020 8505 9944

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

Volunteering at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Forest Farm is community gardening project based in the London Borough of Redbridge. We work with a broad cross-section of our local community to promote health, wellbeing, intercultural awareness, and environmental sustainability.

For anyone interested in volunteering we are offering introductory sessions at the Peace Garden on the following dates: Friday 4th March - 11.30am - 1pm; Friday 25th March - 2pm - 4pm; Wednesday 6th April - 11am - 1pm; Friday 15th April - 2pm - 4pm

For more information please call 07913 089 979 or 0208 477 1655 (answer phone) or email info@ forestfarmpeacegarden.org or visit our website.

No health without mental health

This strategy sets out six shared objectives to improve the mental health and well-being of the nation, and to improve outcomes for people with mental health problems through high quality services. It supports the Government's aim of achieving parity of esteem between physical and mental health. The interconnections between mental health, housing, employment and the criminal justice system are highlighted.

Local voluntary and community organisations can draw on the wealth of experience of their local communities in meeting the needs of groups they work with, including those groups most excluded and/or experiencing poor mental health.

You can read and download the strategy here


Web Site Editor

Jon Abrams
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
Web Site: www.rcmh.org.uk
Email:jon@redbridgeconcern.org
Telephone: 020 8925 2435

Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3115971
Registered Charity No. 1065770

A big thanks to our funders: the London Borough of Redbridge and NHS Redbridge

Disclaimer

All links in the Concern for Mental Health’s enews bulletin have been selected using a standard links protocol. Links are provided for information and convenience only. Redbridge Concern for Mental Health cannot accept responsibility for the content of sites linked to, and any links do not represent an endorsement by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.


Web Site Editor

Jon Abrams
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
Web Site: www.rcmh.org.uk
Email:jon@redbridgeconcern.org
Telephone: 020 8925 2435

Company Limited by Guarantee No. 3115971
Registered Charity No. 1065770

A big thanks to our funders: the London Borough of Redbridge and NHS Redbridge

Disclaimer

All links in the Concern for Mental Health’s enews bulletin have been selected using a standard links protocol. Links are provided for information and convenience only. Redbridge Concern for Mental Health cannot accept responsibility for the content of sites linked to, and any links do not represent an endorsement by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.