Mind Your Mental Health

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Havering Mind's 18 to 30-year-old programme meets every Tuesday

Socialising can be overwhelming for people experiencing mental health issues. Chloe Farand finds out about a group which helps mental health sufferers to meet people again

Havering Mind choir records its Christmas song 'One day nearer'  Credit: helloDAVID TV & Promotions

After the success of the NHS choir Christmas song, Havering Mind staff and volunteers have recorded their own song. Chloe Farand met the talented singers to find out more

HaveringMind volunteers about to set out to deliver posters and leaflets to local GP surgeries

As a report shows that one in three GP appointments are related to mental health, Chloe Farand finds out about how doctors can help refer patients to adequate services

The Bedfords Park garden centre holding an event for people with mental health issues.

As the weather begins to turn frosty, many of us will prefer to remain indoors to protect ourselves from the cold.

The women's group at Havering Mind

Over six weeks, women suffering from mental health issues can learn how to use creativity to build up their self-confidence. Chloe Farand found out more about the programme.

Havering Mind volunteer George Argent

With the release of the acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake which highlights the challenges of a life on welfare, Chloe Farand speaks to a financial adviser about how mental health sufferers manage to get through the system

Havering Mind volunteer Margaret Sim

A former nurse who now volunteers for Havering Mind shares her experience of supporting mental health carers in their everyday life. She speaks to reporter Chloe Farand about their hopes and fears.

Student Alice and reporter Chloe Farand talking about the care suite at Havering Sixth Form College

Chloe Farand meets Havering Sixth Form College’s mental health officer and the care team, who support students day to day

Cllr Philippa Crowder, Mayor of Havering with Mark Jones and James Rose, Havering Council staff and Jon Wheatley, RHS.

The London Borough of Havering has been presented with a silver gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom.

A study has shown men are more comfortabel speaking to their barbers than to their GPs about mental health issues

Few people would expect anything more than a beard trim and a hair cut from their barber.

Joe Butler

Passionate about theatre, Joe Butler finds the stage a safe place to let go of his violent fantasies. Chloe Farand meets the 20-year-old on his path to recovery.

Reporter Chloe Farand with Havering Mind's peer group at the Robert Beard Centre

This week’s marks the first anniversary of Havering Mind’s peer group. Chloe Farand meets the charity’s former service users over a cup of tea to find out what they do.

 Havering police's mental health lead officer Paul Storey.

Police are facing growing pressure to respond to people in mental health crisis. Chloe Farand 
finds out more.

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