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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.
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.
While some things that affect the risk of dementia can’t be changed, such as age or genes, making healthier choices can help.
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.
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.