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

National Carers' Week

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

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

A fundraising comedy night in aid of For Dementia is being held at the Comedy Club - 1a Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE - on Monday 14th May at 8pm. Tickets cost £15 or £10 for concessions (students, oaps).

To purchase tickets, please fill in the ticket application form alternatively email or call 020 7874 7203.

Are you a Mindful Employer?

Led and supported by employers, the Mindful Employer initiative is aimed at increasing awareness of mental health at work and providing support for businesses in recruiting and retaining staff.

To find out more visit the website

Bonkers Fest

BonkersFest! is a free annual one day summer arts and music festival, illuminating and celebrating madness, creativity, individuality and eccentricity as well as combating stigma and promoting good mental health.

Activities include all day live music, drama, poetry, art, comedy, drumming, a climbing wall and much more.

The event is being held on Camberwell Green, Camberwell, South London SE5 on Saturday 2nd June 2007 from 12pm to 9pm.

Forest Farm Peace Garden are planning to attend the event so if you would like to join them please contact Bojana or Gareth on 0791 308 9979 or email

Recycling for the Community

Forest Recycling Project runs a computer re-use intitiative that collects and rebuilds unwanted computers which are then distributed back into the local community.

If you have IT equipment to donate or if your organisation could benefit from a computer please email or call 020 8558 6664.

Redbridge Green Fair

The Redbridge Green Fair is a popular festival being held at Valentines Park, Ilford, Essex on Sunday 27 May 2007, 11:30am to 7:00pm. Entrance is free.

The fair is organised by local volunteers and includes three music areas, over a 100 stalls including arts and crafts, traders and interactive health. Vegetarian food from around the world as well as a wild and creative children's area led by talented local community artists.

Mental Capacity Act 2005: core training set

The DH, in partnership with the Welsh Assembly Government and the Social Care Institute for Excellence, is publishing five sets of training materials to support the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The five sets, a core set, a mental health set, a residential accommodation set, a community care and primary care set and an acute hospitals set, are available in web-based versions or as hard copy publications.

You can download web based versions or order hard copies here

Jon Abrams
Web Site Editor
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
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