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Wellbeing for All

May 12 @ 10:15 - 12:30

We would be delighted if you would join us for this event which is part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.

We welcome staff and volunteers working across all sectors in Islington.

We will hear about the inspiring work that some of our voluntary and community sector organisations are doing in the borough and colleagues from Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust will talk about plans to transform local community mental health services.

Our speakers on the day

Cllr Una O’Halloran, Executive Member for Community Development: Opening remarks

Emily Van de Pol, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust: What the Community Mental Health Transformation Plan means for Islington residents and organisations

Nicky Forsythe, Talk for Health: A psychotherapist – designed peer counselling programme geared for well-being for all

Anna Portch, Sunnyside Community Gardens: Combating isolation through opportunities for local people to spend time outdoors in nature

Carol Louvet, The Stress Project, HNG: Holistic therapies: treating not just the illness but the person as a whole

Emma Charlton, The Peel Direct Action Project: A service for young people and parents (video)

Comfort Break

Emma Whitby, Healthwatch Islington: Ambition and progress of Islington’s Challenging Inequality Strategy

Sigal Avni, Islington Mind: Opening plans for services and projects offered and challenges currently faced by service users in managing and recovering from the Covid-19 trauma

Geethika Jayatilaka, Chance UK: Early intervention and supporting wellbeing and the development of social and emotional skills in children aged 5-13

Ismail Bahriyeli, Age UK Islington: Age UK’s work with Carers delivered in partnership with Camden and Islington NHS Team

Jonathan Buffong, Mixed Martial Arts for Reform and Progression (MMARAP): Training and mentoring of young people using mixed martial arts – an invaluable tool to develop essential life skills, such as confidence, discipline and respect

Tash Alexander, Head Held High: “Funny is power” – Impact of Head Held High’s comedy course on individuals wellbeing

Cllr Una O’Halloran & Navinder Kaur: Closing remarks

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May 12
10:15 - 12:30