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Our Monday morning Mental Health newsletter has just been released. Packed full of useful information, articles, useful links, advice, free workshops, podcasts and more. This week: – Eating disorders – Anxiety/low mood in context of LGBTQ+ -Art therapy -Schizophrenia awareness -Autism awareness -Pod casts, articles, workshops & more Download it here and sign up to […]

Our weekly Mental Health newsletter just arrived

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Our Monday morning Mental Health newsletter has just been released. Packed full of useful information, articles, useful links, advice, free workshops, podcasts and more. This week: – #DisabilityAwarenessTraining for non-profits – Barnet service user & carer forum – Sports & mental health – Mental Health in the Black Community – Eating Disorders – and more… […]

Staff blog: The importance of sharing lived experience

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by Sam Earle, Project Officer, Equivox  As disabled people,  we know that our specific conditions continually shape our lives in myriad, subtle ways. The effects of disability on our everyday lived experience are too numerous to count, and this is why the bits that we choose to reveal to others are really just the tip […]

Who wants to go to bed at 8pm every day?

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Blog link written by our Co-Chair, Jennifer Pearl Our Co-Chair, Jennifer Pearl, recently wrote a blog for Think Local Act National, a national partnership of more than 50 organisations committed to transforming health and care through personalisation and community-based support. The article is about lack of flexibility in care services for disabled people who need […]

Staff blog: Living with ADHD

What’s it like to live with ADHD? by Samantha Earle, User Voice, Project Officer Last week, Great British Bake Off star, Lizzie Acker dedicated her show-stopping cake creation to her ADHD “as a celebration of being different”. ADHD is underdiagnosed in women, and its traits are often stigmatised. So, to honour Lizzie’s courage in publicly [...]

Get Involved – Upcoming User Voice Forums

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As the weather starts to change and the festive season draws ever-closer, what better time to grab a cup of tea, put on some cosy socks and change the world? At the next Barnet Voice Forum on 25th November we will be looking at the results of our recent survey and gathering input on an [...]

Mental Health Services in Barnet: Not Fit for Purpose?

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Tell us, and help change them for the better The Barnet Voice Forum is currently constructing a position paper on Barnet’s mental health services. To really make it count, we need your help. Whether you were able to attend the last meeting or not, we urge you to complete the survey if possible. We want […]

Social care charging: a tax on disability

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Join the campaign to #ScrapCareCharging This month we are delighted to welcome Jon Abrams, Campaigns and Justice Coordinator for Inclusion London, to discuss the campaign to scrap social care charging. The current system for funding adult social care is not fair, and it is not working. Social care should be there to enable us to […]

Inclusion Barnet calls for co-production on the new Hendon Hub Proposal

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What might the Hendon Hub mean for disabled people? We’ve submitted our response on the proposed Hendon Hub development to Barnet Council and consultants GL Hearn.   Broadly speaking, we think this could be an amazing opportunity for Barnet to position itself as an innovator and role model in the field of disability inclusion; one […]

The Co-Produced Support Project – Be involved in our Steering Group

We are looking for adult residents of Barnet who are currently using any of the council’s social care services. We want them to play a key part in improving adult social care in the Borough. There are THREE main things that we hope the project will achieve: User-led research that learns about people’s experience and […]

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