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NHS child mental health services are failing the next generation, say GPs

Up to four in five children with mental health problems are being denied access to treatment they urgently need in some parts of England, NHS figures show.

Overall six in 10 children and young people across England do not receive treatment for problems such as anxiety and depression, despite the risk of them coming to harm as their condition worsens.

The new data has renewed fears that vulnerable under-18s are suffering the effects of increasing rationing of psychological help on the NHS, despite high-profile government pledges to improve the service for children.

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Dementia Party in the Park
Thursday 14 July 2016, 12.30pm to 4pm

Redbridge Dementia Partnership invites you to live music entertainment with refreshments

Venue: The Cranbrook Centre, Melbourne Gate, Melbourne Road, Valentines Park, Ilford IG1 4SB
Contact: Chris Wyatt
Organisation: Redbridge Music Lounge


World Music Day at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Sunday 10th July 2016, 12 noon till 5pm

Venue: Forest Farm Peace Garden, Hazelbrouck Gardens, IG6 2XL (a short walk from Hainault Station)

Live music from around the world, plus opportunities to learn about wildlife and sustainability.  Musical performances will include African drumming, a traditional Mauritian ‘Sega’ dance group, Indian classical ragas and more!
A range of activities will keep our younger visitors busy: balloon modelling, face painting, and natural messy play for under 5s. Plus, the local conservation team will be arranging arts & crafts activities and a pond dipping session.

You can find out more about Forest Farm Peace Garden

How to make a PIP appeal

Advicenow has produced new PIP appeals guide: This guide is for everybody who got thinks the DWP made the wrong decision about their application for PIP. You can download this and other useful guides at

Training for Urban Growers

Book yourself onto the Grow Like A Pro training workshop.

Training runs from 11 July – 17 October, Mondays 10am-12pm

All sessions take place at the Audacious Veg site, a 5-minute walk from Hainault station on the Central line

You can pick and choose which sessions you attend and “pay as you go”, or you can book yourself for the whole course (and get a discount if you pay in advance!)

The workshops are perfect for you if you’re a complete novice, or if you have a season or two of food growing under your belt but want to gain a thorough knowledge of ecologically responsible growing techniques to maximise harvest and flavour. The sessions are skills-based and hands-on, and you’ll get handouts to take home and use. Taught by expert growers from the Audacious Veg Team.

Course Costs:

Our fees are suggested donations based on a sliding scale.

£3/ £5/ £10 for each two-hour session, or get a discount when you sign up for the full 14 weeks: £35/ £60/ £120.

Contact to find out more.

Summer Wellbeing Festival
Thursday 7th July 2016, 11am to 3pm

Venue: Redbridge Institute, Main Hall, Gaysham Avenue, IG2 6TD
Buffet lunch provided

Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering, and Health 1000 would like to invite you
to a Wellbeing event being held in collaboration with Redbridge Institute’s ‘Learning
in mind’ project. We have:

  • Guest speaker presenting information on Health 1000 and Age UK Redbridge, Barking and Havering
  • Demonstrations and the chance to try out a selection of fun learning activities
  • Course tutors who will be happy to answer your questions
  • Wide selection of representatives from various organisations available to offer help and information on local services
  • Buffet lunch provided

For more information


Free Tai Chi classes at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Thanks to recently secured ‘Fit for Fun’ funding FFPG will be running free weekly Tai Chi classes.

Start: Friday 1st July time: 3pm – 4pm for consecutive 20 weeks till 11th November 2016

Please note this is not a drop in class. The commitment to at least 10 classes is required.

All are welcome to join this free class!
To sign up please contact: Anna:

  • call/text: . 

CCG seeks feedback on local services

Local health service staff want to know what local groups and their members think of local NHS services.

Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)  is made of local GPs and is responsible for commissioning (buying) safe, high-quality health services – mainly hospital, community, and mental health services – for local people.

They would like feedback from voluntary and community groups in Redbridge about their members’ experiences using the local health services that Redbridge CCG commissions. They have produced a feedback form you can use to do this.

Please find below a link to the form. Please send your feedback to Boba Rangelov, Patient and Public Engagement Advisor, BHR CCGs at 

Download feedbackform.doc

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