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About Us

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health - established over 15 years ago - is a leading third sector organisation in the London Borough of Redbridge dedicated to promoting, improving and protecting the mental health and emotional well being of the wider community.

We offer high quality services to local residents seeking mental health support. We also provide information and signposting as well as challenging the stigma and discrimination that people experience in their everyday lives.

Our Aims

• To develop high quality, culturally appropriate, accessible services for people recovering from and experiencing mental health problems.

• Work in partnership to influence mental health policy and to promote best practice in all aspects of service planning and delivery.

• Develop new ways of promoting service user involvement and helping service users to improve their lives.

• To improve people's health, care and well-being by promoting positive mental health.

• To challenge the stigma and discrimination that people experiencing and recovering from mental health problems encounter in their everyday life.

We have three arms to our work:

Umbrella Organisation

In Redbridge, Concern for Mental Health plays an integral role in coordinating the consultation and responses from local voluntary sector groups on issues such as legislation, and local service delivery.

Key Organisation

We play a lead role in Redbridge working with partners and stakeholders to influence the design, delivery and management of local mental health services.

Service Delivery

We run a number of services based on the clearly identified needs of people experiencing and recovering from mental health problems:

Outlook Drop-In Service: An informal out of hours drop-in service for people with a mental health problem.

Befriending Scheme: Offers social and emotional support to somebody who has become isolated through mental ill health.

Volclub: Offers signposting and assistance to support people into volunteering activity.

Redbridge Dementia Befriending Service: Aims to improve the quality of life of people with dementia both in the community and those in long term care settings.

RUN-UP: A mental health user group open to mental health service users, their carers and allies. Provides support, information and signposting.

Patient Feedback Project: A project to find out more about the quality of care people receive in hospital.