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.
Wellbeing Fundraising Tea
Friday 26 August : Wellbeing Fundraising Tea
Fun event at Mead House, Hayes End Lane, Hayes, UB4 8EW, 10am to 2pm. Join us to make changes for a positive wellbeing lifestyle.
Please come along for an afternoon of guest speakers, healthy snacks, free drinks and a prize raffle! Tips on leading a healthier lifestyle and a happier life.
Entry £3 and includes lunch. All proceeds raised go towards Hillingdon Mind's groups and social clubs.
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.
Summer Festival of Wellbeing and Creativity
Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, Give.
These are the five ways to wellbeing.
Come along to and try a taster of activities including drumming, singing, dancing, arts and crafts workshops, sports and games, Henna, poetry, yoga and much more.
Hayes End Lane,
Hayes, UB4 8EW
Thursday 4th August - 10am to 2pm