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

Annual Memory Walk

The Redbridge Branch of the Alzheimer's Society would like to invite you to come along and take part in their Annual Memory Walk to mark World Alzheimer's Day.

The date is Sunday 23rd September, 11am at Hainault Forest Country Park. The Deputy Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Chris Cummins will officially open the walk.

If you would like to join in please phone 0844 600 1197 or to find out more download the flyer here

Art and Film Double Bill

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health and thinkarts invite you to the opening of our annual art exhibition: Paint The Town Red.

Dr Nathan Abrams, a film lecturer at the University of Bangor will be giving a talk on the subject of Mental Illness and the Moving Image.

The event is on Monday 8th October from 1.15 to 4pm. There will also be a buffet so - if you would like to attend - please email Jon Abrams or call the office on 020 8925 2435.

Mansfield Road Open Day

The Mansfield Road Centre is holding an open day on Wednesday 19th September between 11am - 4pm. There will be speakers, music, and information about services.

For more information, please contact Mansfield Road on 020 8514 5586.

JOB: Community Development Worker (Mental Health)

Community Development Worker - Mental Health in Black and Minority Ethnic Communities. Full time post. Salary £25,569 (SO1 Scale Point 29).

RedbridgeCVS is now recruiting a Community Development Worker who will be based in the North East London Mental Health Trust's Early Intervention in Psychosis Team at Goodmayes Hospital. The post's key aims are to support appropriate access to statutory and non-statutory mental health services and work collaboratively across a range of agencies in order to improve the mental health and well being of Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

Full details, including the downloadable application pack, are available from Alternatively, email: or telephone 020 8553 1004.

The closing date for all returned applications is: 5 pm on Tuesday 18th September 2007. Interviews are scheduled to take place on: Monday 24th September 2007.

Introducing the Service User Quality Standards

Nelmht has commissioned Katalyst Consultancy - Well Being in Action - a service user led independent company, to assist patients and the Trust in the development of a set of user led quality standards across a range of different services.

The aim is to improve the quality of the services provided, promote recovery and well-being and the service user experience.

Click here to read and download the standards.

Improving Services and Support for Older People with Mental Health Problems

This second report - which, you can download and read here - reviews the services available to older people who experience mental health problems. The report adds evidence to that of many other organisations in demonstrating the inadequacies of these services in range, in quantity and in quality.

The report adds its voice to those of others in calling for care that meets older people’s needs, that receives a fair allocation of resources and that respects the dignity and humanity of the service users.

Sports Day

Come along to the Nelmht Sports Day on Thursday September 20th from 11am to 3pm in the grounds of Goodmayes Hospital to celebrate physical activity and the arts.

There will be a range of sporting activities including: tai chi; aerobics; cricket; football; netball and rounders.

Everyone is welcome to spectate or participate - bring a picnic and sit and watch the cricket match which begins at 1pm.

For further information please download a flyer or alternatively email John Harrington.

Nelmht Foundation Trust Consultation

Nelmht is on the road to becoming a Foundation Trust. Consultation on the application will run from 9 July to 19 October 2007. During this time Nelmht will seek views and comments on their constitution and membership strategy, and will be actively engaging with the public, staff and local partners in order to recruit a vibrant and diverse membership.

Nelmht, therefore, have scheduled some public meetings throughout September to enable you to come along and find out what becoming a member means. Click here to find out where and when the meetings are being held.

Helping You Live The Life You Want Consultation Document

Nelmht are also consulting on their vision for the future of mental health services from 25 July to 19 October. For more information, you can read and dowload the consultation document here.

Jon Abrams
Web Site Editor
Redbridge Concern for Mental Health
98-100 Ilford Lane
Ilford, Essex, IG1 2LD
Web Site:
Telephone: 020 8925 2435

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


Redbridge Concern for Mental Health does not accept legal responsibility for the contents of this message. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Redbridge Concern for Mental Health unless otherwise specifically stated.