Kick start your week with our Mental Health newsletter – out now!

screenshot of part of newsletter reads: Sure for Mental Health, Schizophrenia Awareness, Wednesday 25th May 10am to 12.30pm (from new pathways). This 2 hours 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. Booking link.

Written by our Communications Assistant, Ed Peston. Drawing from his own lived experience of mental health. Ed knows just the sort of information that is useful to include. Every week its packed full of useful information, articles, useful links, advice, free workshops, podcasts and more. Highlights this week, including all FREE events, webinars, activities and […]

Mental Health and Universal Credit

Child Poverty Action group logo + headline "Making adjustments? The experiences of univerrsal credit claimants with mental health problems"

A Guest Blog from Dan Norris, Head of Advice and Rights at CPAG on Mental Health and Universal Credit. Last month I spoke at a Housing Associations’ Charitable Trust (HACT) event offering practical advice for those working with people with mental health issues who claim universal credit (UC). This Guest Blog provides highlights on this […]

Where to find support for those affected by the rise in the cost of living

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Updated 16 May 2022 Are you looking for useful resources to help those you are supporting? With the rise of cost of living, organisations and charities are doing their part to provide support for those who are struggling in the current financial climate. Here are a range of useful links and resources available to you. […]

Job vacancy – Touchpoint Peer Worker

Job Vacancy - Touchpoint Peer Worker

We are looking for a passionate individual with their own lived experience of disability, an understanding of the social model of disability, and a commitment to our wider aims to: Work with people to help them lead more independent lives Provide people with advice and information and proactively refer them to support services Help people […]

How Barnet VCFSEs can help support those affected by the war in Ukraine

Updated 17/5/22 At times like this, it’s heartening to see people coming together to help. Your organisation, and those you are supporting may be keen to help those in the Ukraine, in transit or in the UK. Here are some suggestions, and useful links… If you are a Barnet-based voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise […]

Staff blog: Inspirational Quotes and Mental Health

Image reads: Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.

by Ed Peston, Communications Assistant at Inclusion Barnet I was looking at an article containing 40 inspirational mental health quotes which I promoted in a previous issue of the Barnet Voice for Mental Health newsletter, and was struck with how much just reading these quotes made me feel better and got me out of a […]

Our weekly Mental Health newsletter is out now!

Screen shot of newsletter reads: Mental health awareness week - a panel discussion on loneliness, Friday 13th May 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Written by our Communications Assistant, Ed Peston. Drawing from his own lived experience of mental health. Ed knows just the sort of information that is useful to include. Every week its packed full of useful information, articles, useful links, advice, free workshops, podcasts and more. For mental health awareness week this year, the focus is […]

Staff blog: Nature sounds and mental health

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The latest staff blog from our Comms Assistant, Ed Peston, on drawing from nature to help manage mental health. There has recently been some research and publicity about the benefits to our mental health of listening to nature sounds.  For examples of what has been written, see the following:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-60840759 https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2013097118 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959378022000358?via%3Dihub I decided to […]

Job vacancy – Peer Communications & Engagement Officer

Poster: Job vacancy. Peer Communications and Engagement Officer. Inclusion Barnet

Are you great at connecting with people?  Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase and develop your writing and engagement skills? If you have lived experience of disability, which could include a long-term health or mental health condition, then you could really thrive at our inclusive organisation. We are looking to recruit a […]

Long COVID patients speak out to Healthwatch Barnet and their North Central London colleagues

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Healthwatch Barnet has published a major new report into Long COVID and its impact. The team worked jointly with Healthwatch colleagues in North Central London – Healthwatch Camden, Healthwatch Enfield, Healthwatch Haringey, and Healthwatch Islington and more than 300 people with Long COVID shared their experiences. The report reveals a devastating impact on their mental, […]

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