The Redbridge News

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Published by Redbridge Concern for Mental Health

Celebrating Mental Health and Well Being

We are holding a number of events in October to celebrate World Mental Health week. These events are a great opportunity for people to find out more about mental health issues. They will raise awareness, inform and encourage the public to come forward and find support should they need it.

World Mental Health Day, Town Hall, Ilford

Aimed at challenging the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness and also the many ways we can help ourselves to improve our mental and emotional well-being: we are celebrating World Mental Health Day on Thursday 14th October. There will be information stalls, massages, free health checks, music, raffles and refreshments at the Town Hall, Ilford (High Road).

Paint The Town Red, 6 - 17 October

Creative arts have an enormous therapeutic value and for many people it is a practical and meaningful activity, which aids and promotes good mental health.

Come along to the Central Library in Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1EA and experience an eye-catching and vibrant display at our annual art exhibition - Paint The Town Red - run in partnership with thinkarts.

The exhibition runs from 6 - 17 October, Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 8pm and Saturdays: 9.30am - 4pm.

Give or Take Day, Saturday 9th October

A chance to bring along unwanted items which someone else could use. A chance to take things you need for free! And all this while saving tonnes of reusable waste from landfill! You dont have to give something to take something!

Venue: Uphall Recreational Ground, Junction off Lowbrook Road and Cecil Road. Off Ilford Lane, Ilford, Essex Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm

For more information visit the Forest Recyling Project website.

Forest Farm - Apple and Arts Day, Sunday 10th October 2010 from 12 noon to 4pm.

All are welcome to join in Forest Farm Peace Garden's Apples and Arts Day on Sunday 11th October from 12noon to 4pm, featuring: Apple pressing; Local varieties of apple for sale; Wood carving; Face painting; Local musicians; Local organic fruit and veg for sale and a freshly harvested lunch prepared in the garden.

Forest Farm Peace Garden can be found at the end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Ilford, IG6 2XL

Active4Life - Monday 11th October, 12.30pm to 6.15pm

Free taster sessions being held a the Town Hall (Main Hall) High Road, Ilford - no need to book just come along and have some fun!

  • Yoga - 12.30 pm  to 2 pm
  • Keep Fit -2 pm and 3 pm and then 3.15 pm and 4.15 pm
  • Circuit Training - 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm
  • Salsacise - 5.15 pm to 6.15 pm (Vine Church Hall, Ilford)

Multicultural Society Party, Saturday 16th October, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

A social party bringing together people of all cultures to celebrate diversity in South Ilford. A celebration of the life and diversity of people in Ilford with poetry reading, songs, films, music, food and stories from different lands. This is a great opportunity for communities in Ilford to come together and celebrate the riches of their culture.

Venue: Vine United Reformed Church, Riches Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1JH

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