Free online mental health event for Londoners

As society comes out of lockdown, a free occasion will signpost assist, and host discussions and interviews on topics round psychological well being.

The BKTimes’s sister title the Ham&High is organising Our Community’s Mental Health, which takes place on Friday (May 21).

It is free for anybody to attend. You simply must register via Eventbrite.

The classes, held as Zoom webinars, will embody skilled recommendation, panel discussions and a bit of leisure.

The occasion is supported by Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Thrive LDN and SANE.

It is sponsored by Barnet Fostering and UCL Academy.


Ginny Greenwood MBE


Ginny Greenwood MBE

– Credit: Nigel Sutton

8.25am – Early Morning Exercise with Ginny

West Hampstead’s Ginny Greenwood MBE, from Exercise With Me, can be getting the day began with a mild exercise.

9am – Where we’re and what assistance is on the market?

Experts will focus on and take questions on the psychological well being challenges we face and, vitally, the assist that’s on the market. On the panel can be medical psychologist Dr Chinea Eziefula, who’s Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust’s lead for long-term well being situations in Camden; Dr Phil Moore, chair of the NHS Mental Health Commissioners Network and co-chair of London’s Suicide Prevention Group; and Highgate’s Marjorie Wallace, founding father of the psychological well being charity SANE.


Dr Chinea Eziefula


Dr Chinea Eziefula

– Credit: Dr Chinea Eziefula

10am – Mental Health and Me – Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar

Former authorities communications chief and author Alastair Campbell’s book Living Better: How I Learned to Survive Depression has simply been launched on paperback. He and his associate, the journalist and schooling campaigner Fiona Millar, can be in dialog with Ham&High editor André Langlois.


Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar on Hampstead Heath with their dog Skye


Alastair Campbell and Fiona Millar on Hampstead Heath with their canine Skye

– Credit: Polly Hancock

11am – Gardening and Wellbeing with the Recovery College

Rina Deans from the Camden and Islington’s Recovery College will run a session on the hyperlink between gardening and wellbeing.

Midday – Music with Young Music Makers and dance with Swing Sister Swing 

Young Music Makers and Swing Sister Swing will introduce the advantages of music and dance, earlier than offering a bit of lunchtime leisure.

1pm – Mental Health and My Child, with Bounce Forward 

The Finchley Road-based charity Bounce Forward will run a category the place mother and father can find out about resilient parenting, serving to their youngsters overcome setbacks and navigating uncertainty. 

2pm – Mental Health and Faith

A panel will focus on how religion communities have discovered and approached the psychological well being challenges of the pandemic and past. In dialog can be Mother Carol Barrett Ford, of St Martin’s Church, Gospel Oak; Bibi Khan, president of London Islamic Cultural Society and Mosque; and Rabbi David Mason of Muswell Hill Synagogue and chair of Haringey Faith Network.

3pm – Comedy, Laughter and Wellbeing

The dialogue will have a look at the position of laughter, in addition to how comedians strategy psychological well being. On the panel can be Tash Alexander, of Head Held High, a social enterprise which runs a motivational course referred to as Stand Up For Yourself; slapstick comedian Charlie George, who launched Crack-Up Comedy Cabaret in help of Hackney psychological well being charity Core Arts and co-hosts the podcast  Happiness…and How to Get It; and slapstick comedian Rich Wilson, who hosts the Insane In the Men Brain podcast.

4pm – Nutrition and your Mind

To spherical off the day can be chat about meals and the position it performs in our wellbeing. Among the panellists can be dietary skilled James Clark; Kris Hall founding father of The Burnt Chef Project, a non-profit enterprise tackling psychological heath points within the hospitality business; and Lorenzo Stella, supervisor of Hampstead’s well-known La Gaffe restaurant.

Register for free here for Ham&High: Our Community’s Mental Health.

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