Free Yoga Sessions
This is a reminder that we provide FREE yoga sessions, every Tuesday, from 2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Botwell Leisure Centre in Hayes Town.
This service is funded by Hillingdon Community Trust for people resident in the Botwell, Townfield, West Drayton, Yiewsley, Pinkwell and Heathrow Vilaages wards.
Yoga is great for relaxing, and reducing anxiety, stress and depression. The sessions are very gentle and do not require great physical exertion - they can be done sitting on a chair.
Click HERE for a poster with further details, or telephone 01895 271559
In Memory of Natalie Sarah Thomas
On Saturday 25th October, at Goals South Ruislip, there will be a Remembrance Night in memory of Natalie Sarah Thomas, who died in very sad circumstances last year. This will also be a fund-raising event for Hillingdon Mind. If you would like to attend the event, please contribute to the fund, by clicking the purple tab "Donate with Just Giving" on the left-hand side of this page, and follow the instructions,or go to www/justgiving.com/hillingdonmind. This will register your wish to attend.
"Time to Change" - a very big "thank you"
Our "Time to Change" event last Saturday was a great success - what is commonly described as "awesome"!
- 20 people with lived experience, many of them young people, participated, supported by our staff team and volunteers
- we had at least 446 individual conversations with members of the public about mental health and stigma
- we raised the profile of Hillingdon Mind in a very positive way
- children enjoyed the face-painting, henna work, art and the magician
- and lots of people sampled the delicious "Cafe Mind" food
So a very big "thank you" to everybody who contributed in any way to a wonderful occasion - and especially to Alice who co-ordinated the planning, and to the "Time to Change" team at national Mind who provided the training, equipment, and encouragement.
"Time to Change" arrives in Hillingdon
Tomorrow, Saturday 27th September, is "Time to Change" in Hillingdon. We have a "pop up" village in Uxbridge High Street from 12.00 noon to 6.30 p.m. with a variety of activities and opportunities for addressing issues of stigma in relation to mental health. There will also be fun and creative attractions for children to enjoy. And a chance to sample some of the delicious Cafe Mind food. So please come along and join in the conversations.
Annual General Meeting 2014
The 2014 AGM on Friday 31st October is a special occasion for Hillingdon Mind, as we celebrate 30 years of service to the people who live in the Borough. Our guest speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Rachel Perkins OBE who will address the themes of "the power of peer support" and "the expertise of lived experience" Rachel is an internationally renowned writer and speaker on mental health issues. For further information about Rachel read the attached biography.
The venue for the event will be confirmed later this week. Please look out for details.