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 […]

Stress and anxiety, the past, the present and the future

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The latest staff blog from our Comms Assistant, Ed Peston, speaking so eloquently from lived experience. With it being stress awareness month, I thought I would write a bit about what I have learnt about stress and anxiety over the years, with it having been a part of my life, or in the background, at […]

Staff blog: Mental health and adjustment

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by Ed Peston, Communications Assistant Each of us with mental health issues has a different set of life circumstances and a different history. But I wanted to share with you some of what I have learnt from my own journey since I first had mental health concerns years ago, in the hope that others may […]

Vacancy – Healthy Heart Peer Worker

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Fantastic part time job opportunity with our team! Do you have experience of living with high blood pressure or similar long-term condition, and an understanding of South Asian, African, or Caribbean heritage communities in the UK?  Would you like to use your knowledge to help others? NW9, London (Hybrid) £25,000 per year pro rata, actual […]

Guest blog: Healthwatch Barnet

Poster: Meet Melvyn and find out more about our new stay well campaign. Photo of Melvyn, Male appearance, shaved head, medium dark skin tone, aged between 35 to 45 years.

Our colleagues on our Healthwatch Barnet team have lots of information to help you stay well from now until summer. Here’s what they have to say: Healthwatch Barnet says, “Stay well, Barnet!” In association with North Central London CCG (NCL CCG) Healthwatch Barnet has launched a campaign to ensure that everyone in Barnet is equipped […]

Vacancy – Healthy Heart Peer Worker

Dream Job this way

We have a great new part-time job opportunity on our team! Do you have experience of living with high blood pressure or similar long-term condition, and an understanding of South Asian, African, or Caribbean heritage communities in the UK?  Would you like to use your knowledge to help others? NW9, London (Hybrid) £25,000 per year […]

Staff blog: Mental Health at Christmas

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by Ed Peston, Communications Assistant, Inclusion Barnet Christmas is meant to be enjoyed, but it can be a difficult time of year for those of us that are struggling for one reason or another, whether it be with mental health, physical health, general life circumstances, or all three, particularly if you are isolated. Since the […]

Work With Us! Now recruiting for a Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead

Voluntary and Community Sector Representation Lead Full-Time: £35,000 per year Closing date: 21 March 2021 To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification (see below). This is a fixed term contract until the 31 October 2021 in the first instance, extendable subject to future funding. […]

Are you a Barnet VCS interested in the environment? Join this new networking group

Are you a voluntary, community, faith, charity or not-for-profit organisation based in Barnet? Are you interested in the environment? Then join us for the inaugural Barnet VCS Environmental Network on 18 March 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 (online). This will be the first of regular informal and informative networking sessions, where we can come together to […]

Four Fantastic Funding Opportunities for Barnet VCOs

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12 February 2021 –  This week sees a bonanza of a funding dedicated for Barnet VCOs, with four (yes, four!) funding opportunities launched over the past week. With grants ranging from £250 to £65,000, to support a whole host of activities there’s bound to be something of interest to you – so do read on, […]

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