From Barnet Voice for Mental Health <[email protected]>
Subject BVMH Local Update
Date August 9, 2021 7:00 AM
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Local Update, 9 August 2021

Run by volunteer members, for members Barnet Voice for Mental Health [[link removed]]

020 3475 1314

[[email protected]]

Welcome to our weekly newsletter about mental health services and support available in Barnet and beyond. Also bringing you updates on Inclusion Barnet mental health news.

HUG Coffeeshop Meeting, Thursday 19 August, 11.00am - 12.30pm

A fortnightly chance to meet with like-minded people who know what it is like living with mental health difficulties.

Book [[link removed]]

Culture, sport, health and wellbeing, Wednesday 11 August, 6.30 - 7.30pm

Discussion reflecting on the role of sport, physical activity & cultural participation in broadening our understanding of health & wellbeing

Book [[link removed]]

Men's Peer Support Group, Saturday 14 and 28 August, 10.30am - 12.00pm

Fortnightly men's peer support groups running nationwide(UK).

Book [[link removed]]

Walking with others

With the summer here, I decided to research into opportunities to walk with others in our local area and elsewhere in and around London. With such possbilities now being available, and with isolation and anxiety a problem for many during lockdown, this could be a good way to start to meet new people in a relatively safe way.

They vary from short local walks specifically to help physical and mental health, to long hikes a train ride from London.

Walking for Health

England’s largest network of health walk schemes, helping thousands of people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.

Walks in Barnet [[link removed]]

On hold until September. For the latest walk information contact [[email protected]]

Walks in Enfield [[link removed]]

Currently taking place. For the latest walk times, contact [[email protected]]

Walks in Haringey [[link removed]]

Currently taking place. For the latest walk information, contact [[email protected]]

Mental Health Mates

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups run by people with mental health issues, who meet regularly to walk, connect and exercise and share without fear or judgement.

More information [[link removed]]

Saturday Walkers Club

A London & South East England based hiking club. Several club walks every week which are free to join. Everybody welcome!

More information [[link removed]]

Check Your Head Podcast

Your favorite musicians and experts share their mental health solutions for wellness.

Listen [[link removed]]

The following online workshops are available to all adults anywhere. Mind and Mood Support Group

Mind & Mood Support Group celebrated its sixth birthday on 6th January 2021.

During the Covid 19 crisis, we have been running our mental health support group via Zoom.

We are interested in setting up a group for new members via Zoom during this uncertain time. For further information, please contact

Peter Sartori e: [[email protected]]

Sandra Turner e: [[email protected]]

Both Peter Sartori and Sandra Turner have extensive experience of the mental health system.

We are an independent support group, run by ex service users, for service users, their carers and supporters.

About Inclusion Barnet

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We are a Peer-Led Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO).

Nearly all of our directors and staff have lived experience of disability, including mental health issues and/or long-term health conditions.

We believe that learning to use our lived experience for social change is a skill. We have become experts in harnessing the lived experience of our staff, members, volunteers and the people who use our services to design and deliver higher quality, more person-centred services.

Other services run by Inclusion Barnet that you might be interested in are:

Benefits Advice Service [[link removed]] (supporting disabled people in Barnet to access the benefits they are entitled to).

Touchpoint [[link removed]] (supports people experiencing any form of disability in Barnet to access the services and resources they need).

Healthwatch Barnet [[link removed]] (an independent, statutory organisation dedicated to improving health and social care services in Barnet).

For more information about the wider range of other work we do please visit our website [[link removed]]

Useful links for mental health and wellbeing

Click on the title to go to the individual websites.


Mind in Barnet [[link removed]] - counselling Mind in Barnet Sanctuary [[link removed]] - find calm, make space, move forward Barnet Wellbeing Service [[link removed]]BEH-MHT* crisis helpline 0800 151 0023 24/7, 365 days a year.

(*BEH-MHT = Barnet, Enfield Haringay - Mental Health Trust)


The Help Hub [[link removed]] - free online emotional support sessions Good Thinking [[link removed]] - free online Mental Wellbeing for London Kooth [[link removed]] - free, safe and anonymous online support for young people Qwell [[link removed]] - free online safe and confidential space to share & support

Shout [[link removed]]- free, 24/7 text messaging support - text SHOUT to 85258 Samaritans [[link removed]] - free phone & email support in a crisis Turn2Me [[link removed]] - free online Support Groups Useful links from Sussex University [[link removed]] - lots of useful links to MH resources

Independent Living Centre, c/o Barnet & Southgate College,

7 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, London NW9 4BR

Inclusion Barnet is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.

Registered Charity Number: 1158632

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