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Campaigns

“Through campaigning and service delivery, we want to promote positive mental health and wellbeing for the local community and reduce stigma and discrimination.”
 
Our work is focused on working in partnership with diverse faith, cultural and community groups to raise awareness of stigma associated with mental health. We achieve this through the delivery of training sessions, events, open discussions and information resources.
 
You can help by:
  • signing the Time to Change pledge
  • having meaningful conversations
  • volunteering
Find out more by visiting the Time to Change website: www.time-to-change.org.uk
 
Details of our projects to reduce mental health stigma and discrimination:
 
Do U Mind Project                                        
 
Funded through NHS EAst London and the City; The aim of this project was to produce a documentary style DVD to use as a training tool to support and encourage discussions around mental health.
 
The original idea for this piece of work was initiated and developed by service users of Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham. This DVD is a collection of their journey and experience of mental health shown using art, music, story telling performance and creative writing.
 
Further funding was secured to develop an evaluation project involving students from various education centres in Newham. 9 service users were trained and facilitated training events to over 170 partcipants with the majority of partcipants stating that their understanding and view of mental health had improved.
 
Faith, culture and mental health - Hidden Stories
 
This project is funded by Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.  The programme is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and funded by the Department of Health and Comic Relief.
 
This project in partnership with East london Mosque and University of East london SU, seeks to engage with faith and cultural communities to raise awareness of mental health in Tower Hamlets and Newham through social contacts, focus group discussions, training, story telling events as well as production of an information booklet.
 
Employment and Mental Well Being project
 
This project was funded through the London Health Programme and managed by NHS East london and the City as part of a programme of activity delivered in Newham around employment and well being.
 
Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham led this project in partnership with St Barts, East Thames (Routes to Work project), and Just Productions.
 
This project trained 3 service users as facilitators and delivered mental health at work awareness sessions to over 44 members of staff representing 13 employers. Due to the demand for sessions, Mithn contibuted further funding to support additional training attended by 40 staff members reprsenting a further 13 employers. 20 service users were selected to attend a 3 day training programme and completed work placement with a range of employers, with 2 placements resulting in paid employment.The project engaged with over 100 employers to encourage sign up to becoming a Mindful Employer. This project produced a website to share community information, opportunities and resources, www.changeyourmindnewham.org
 
Presentations and Events
 
We have delivered a number of presentations to schools, community centres, universities, emergency services and attended a range of events to ensure our message reaches a wide audience.
 
If you would like us to attend an event or discuss to discuss how you can support our campaign against mental health stigma and discrimination,  please contact us.
 
Information Resources
 
With help from additional funding and as part of existing projects, we have a stock of resources available:
 
- Do U Mind DVD
 
- Well Being and information directory
 
- Well being wheel (Newham and Tower Hamlets)
 
- Khat wheel
 
- Substance Misuse wheel (Newham and Tower Hamlets)
 
- Hidden Stories information booket (available in September)
 
 - A3 gloss Wall Poster on mental health stigma
 
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