Uxbridge’s Pastiche Musical Theatre group raising funds for Hillingdon Mind.
Uxbridge based Pastiche Musical Theatre company are raising much needed funds for Hillingdon Mind this September by performing Musical Melodies at the Compass Theatre. Why are we supporting Hillingdon Mind? We have a very personal and heartfelt connection to Hillingdon Mind. Like many people, we know friends, fellow performers and family members who have had mental health issues such as depression, self-harming and bi-polar dis-orders. It is only due to provision of mental health support and services that our friends and family are able to live full lives. Is there anyone amongst us who is sure they can get through today’s demanding life without our mental health being challenged?
So, for some light relief, come and enjoy an evening of music, song and dance at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham on the 22nd to 24th September, 7.30 evenings and 2.30pm Saturday Matinee.
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Job Vacancy : Somali Information and Advice Co-ordinator
At Hillingdon Mind we are committed to supporting people in all our diverse communities who are experiencing emotional distress or mental health issues.
We are looking for a suitably experienced, and highly motivated person, to provide a mental health information and advice service for people within the Somali communities, and to increase awareness of emotional and mental well-being.
We positively welcome job applications from people with lived experience of mental health issues who speak Somali
If you have a passion for working with people to make a positive difference in their lives please see the Jobs with Mind page.
New Creative Writing Group
Interested in Creative Writing? Then join our new group
The first meeting of the Creative Writing Group will be on Friday 30th September 10.30am to 12.00pm, Aston House.
Why not join our new group? Let others inspire you, write a storey explore your thoughts or why not try poetry? This new group will meet every Friday. To register your interest please contact the office on 01895 271559.
Supporting Young People
Although he is not unknown to us, having been a long-standing volunteer Befriender, we are very pleased to welcome Michael Tooley to the Hillingdon Mind team as Young People's Support Co-ordinator. Michael will be working initially with a group of young people to co-design a range of initiatives to help young people (16-25) strengthen their emotional resilience, promote their well-being and mental health recovery, and support them in accessing mainstream community resources including learning, training, employment and leisure.
This is a significant development for Hillingdon Mind as it extends its offer of mental health promotion and support for people within the Borough.
Support for Carers
On 4th August Ramandeep Dhillon will be joining our team as Hillingdon Mind's first Carers' Support Co-ordinator. This is an exciting initiative, as part of the Hillingdon Carers' Partnership, to deliver more robust support for unpaid carers who experience mental health issues, or who care for people who have mental health issues.
Raman previously worked for Rethink Mental Illness, and we are very keen she should continue the work of supporting the Wednesday carers' group. But she will also be working with other colleagues within the partnership to develop a co-design approach to the development of carers' support in Hillingdon, and undertaking wide-ranging outreach to carers in the Borough who have hitherto not been supported adequately.
"Since joining Mind in 2013 I have very much wanted to address the lack of support for carers who experience, or are affected by, mental health issues. So I am particularly pleased that we have the opportunity to take on this work - a further development of the support we offer the people of Hillingdon" : Christopher Geake, Director of Hillingdon Mind and formerly CEO of the City and Hackney Carers' Centre.