From Barnet Voice for Mental Health <[email protected]>
Subject BVMH Local Update
Date August 23, 2021 7:00 AM
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Local Update, 23 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.

Mental Health Peer-Support Group, Monday 23 August, 4.00 - 5.00pm

A group from Barnet Carers aimed to give you a safe space to talk about your week and support your wellbeing.

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SURE for Mental Health - Schizophrenia Awareness, Wednesday 25 August, 6.00 - 8.00pm

This 2 hour workshop offers an introduction into Schizophrenia; how it presents, such as delusions and hallucinations, how it is diagnosed, available treatments, and how to support someone experiencing symptoms of Schizophrenia.

Book [[link removed]]

Friday Live Chat - Mental Health & Covid-19, 7pm - 9pm Live on Zoom - every Friday

Join Isokan's Mental Health & Wellbeing Friday Live Chat and:-

talk about the struggles you faceget practical and emotional supportshare and learn wellbeing tipsmeet new peoplehave a laugh

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Men's Peer Support Group, Saturday 28 August, 11 September, 10.30am - 12.00pm

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

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Using Mental Fitness to Boost Wellbeing and Performance, Wednesday 25 August, 12.00 - 1.00pm

This introductory webinar explains how the concept of Mental Fitness can provide a simple framework to boost wellbeing and performance

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BikeRadar Podcast | Understanding the mental health benefits of cyclingFind out how riding and mental health interact

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Do you have a story for a new disability news website in Barnet?

Then why not become a volunteer Community Reporter with Inclusion Barnet?

Your words could change lives! FREE training & expenses provided.

Inclusion Barnet are setting up a dedicated website that will have news stories about good or bad things in Barnet that impact disabled people, or those with mental health issues or long-term conditions. It can be about literally anything, from political to social. It can be happy news, praising a service or a complaint about something. From bins being left on pavements and causing obstructions, or shouting about a good deed, to views on the new Hendon Hub or Barnet Plan, they want to hear it all!

They want people like you to sign up to their FREE training and submit one article per month. If you think you might be interested but you’re not a writer, it is still worth signing up because there will be many ways you can report your story, such as leaving a voicemail message for staff to write it up as a story if appropriate.

To find out more, or to sign up, please visit the Inclusion Barnet website here. User Voice - Inclusion Barnet [[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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