From Barnet Voice for Mental Health <[email protected]>
Subject BVMH Local Update
Date October 11, 2021 7:00 AM
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Local Update, 11 October 2021

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

020 3475 1314

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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.

Hannah Chamberlain, our Inclusion Barnet staff member who runs the Barnet Voice Mental Health support group, wrote this great blog highlighting the issue of mental health in an unequal world for yesterdays World Mental Health Day. In the article Hannah talks about the need to remove barriers to inclusion that come from inequality, deprivation, disability, poverty, addiction, marginalisation. You can read the full article here: Staff blog: World Mental Health Day, 10 October 2021 - Inclusion Barnet [[link removed]]

Let’s Talk: Mental Health & Nutrition, Wednesday 13 October, 1.00 - 1.40pm

Have you noticed a link between certain foods and how you feel?

Award winning nutritionist, Michaella Mazzoni, is here to explain all! From how your nervous system works to how different foods affect anxiety, the event will provide lots of food for thought!

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Talking About Mental Health Issues, Thursday 14 October, 10.00 - 10.45am

This free webinar is for anyone who would like to understand a bit more about mental health and wellbeing, overcome stigma and discrimination, and learn how they can spot the signs of someone who may be struggling and start a conversation.

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College of Marin presents: Movies for Mental Health (Online), Wednesday 13 October, 5.40 - 7.30pm

Movies for Mental Health (Online) is a 2-hour virtual workshop that uses the power of film to unite folks in community, connection, and conversation.

This interactive, online experience will feature an anonymous, chat-based discussion on mental health, the stigma that frequently surrounds mental illness, and media portrayals of mental health issues.

Following this will be a live screening of three award-winning short films, therapeutic activities to consciously connect minds and bodies, and a collective exploration around what the work means for us as individuals.

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On the Ward Podcast

Hosted by staff nurse John-Barry Waldron, who has worked at St Andrew's Healthcare for 15 years, 'On the Ward' challenges some of the myths and taboos around complex mental illness in the UK today, as it explores what really happens behind the walls of a secure psychiatric hospital.

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Christopher Eccleston was ‘convinced he was about to die’ amid mental health struggles

‘My brain chemistry was telling me I was about to die,’ recalled the actor

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50 of Our All-Time Best Mental Health Tips to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better

From the website, If you’re having a bad day, you can pick a tip you’ve never done and try it out. If you’re looking to pay attention to your mental health more regularly, you can find a new ritual to incorporate into your daily routine. You can even print out this list and keep it as part of your self-care tool kit—stash it somewhere you can easily find it so you can expend as little effort as possible to use it, especially when you’re feeling low.

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Simon Reeve: My dogs worked wonders for my mental health during pandemic lockdown

BBC travel presenter Simon Reeve on how Obi and Lyla have boosted his mental health – and are up there with getting married and having a child in giving him happiness

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Building Friendship

Building Friendship is a free weekly drop in every Friday for those with mental health difficulties.

Meet at East Barnet Baptist Church hall, EN4 8PS. Come along for a cup of coffee and a friendly chat between 10am and 12noon.

For more information email: [[email protected]]. Or leave a message with your name and contact number on 020 8449 5320.

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

Mind & Mood Support Group has returned to face to face meetings at 55 Christchurch Avenue, London N12 0DG. To enquire about becoming a new member, please contact either Peter or Sandra below.

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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