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'Camden Connectors' seeks volunteers to help combat isolation in the borough

If you enjoy working with older people, have a warm and caring nature and want to make a difference, Camden Community Connectors would like to hear from you.

The organisation, which is part of the Ageing Better in Camden Programme, is recruiting volunteers to work with older people so that they can connect with community activities and services that interest them. 

Volunteers will be paired with an older person who is experiencing loneliness and isolation, and who would benefit from support.

Regular exercise - part of good mental health

There are lots of ways to fit physical activity into your daily routine. With many free and low-cost options across Camden, the Council's Get active and healthy page is a great place to see what's available. Maybe your goal is to lose weight? Read about the Rebalance programme and watch the video. Or perhaps you are concerned about your health and struggling to get active?

Sustainability and Transformation Plan includes North Central London’s ambitions for delivering future mental health services

Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STPs) set out the vision for planning and delivering care across England. North Central London, a partnership covering the boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington, has published the latest version of its STP. Pages 31-36 set out the partnership's plans for delivering future mental health services, which look to more community-based care in order to reduce demand on the acute sector (e.g. hospital care) and mitigate the need for additional mental health hospital beds.  

Camden Free Adult learning courses – summer term starts soon

Did you know that there are free adult learning courses in community centres and libraries across the borough for people over 19?
 
Some classes are open to all, others are for particular groups such as older people, parents and carers, ESOL learners or people with learning disabilities. Tutors support people to move onto further learning, employment or volunteering opportunities. Here is a list of the available courses.
 

Melancholy and Raving

Melancholy and Raving is a free monthly mental-health-inspired Variety Night in London, hosted by community comic and former service user Kym Winstanley. It provides a space for people with personal experience from either inside or outside the mental health system to share and connect through performance.

This event occurs 8pm-10pm on the last Monday of the month at The Ship Pub, 68 Borough Road, SE1 1DX.

LGBT mental health

If you are lesbian, gay or bisexual, issues such as homophobia, isolation and discrimination can take their toll on mental health. You might experience rejection, negative reactions or hostility from family members, friends, strangers, employers or members of religious communities. This can have a big impact on your self-esteem and may mean that you might feel unable to be open about your sexual or gender identity.

Help sing your way to better mental health

Key Changes, the mental health charity that promotes better mental health through music, is organsing free, weekly singalongs at St Pancras Hospital. Open to all, come and join service users, NHS staff, volunteers and others from the local community. It’s fun, relaxed and friendly, and all levels are welcome - no previous experience is necessary. The choir sings folk, world, gospel, pop, reggae, classical and more! No audition required.
 

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