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BME Health Forum Quarterly Meetings

The BME Health Forum holds four engagement meetings a year to which we invite local BME organisations delivering services in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, and local NHS commissioners.

At these meetings there will be opportunities to feedback about local NHS services as well as the work your organisations are doing.

If you would like to be invited to these meetings please get in touch with Nafsika Thalassis here

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» Community Engagement for Sands End Arts Community Centre

Open Age has been commissioned to conduct an engagement exercise with older people in and around the Sands End area in order to better understand what this group would want from the new Sands End Community Centre. We, along with our partners, want to make sure that this new centre reflects the voice of the local community.

» FORWARD Ayesha Group therapy

FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Development and Research) is pleased to announce that Ayesha Group Therapy will start on the 2nd March 2020 and will run sessions over 9 weeks. The group will offer women a space to talk, listen and be heard in an emotionally safe and supportive environment.

» Free Mental Health and Wellbeing Support

The Healthy London Partnership would like to share the following resources available to support the mental health and wellbeing of local communities: Good Thinking: a FREE, NHS-approved website which has been used by over 400,000 people to help relieve anxiety, stress and depression; Suicide prevention training: FREE 20 minute suicide prevention online training completed by over 40,000 Londoners to date

» Stroke Awareness Workshop - 16th March, 11am-1pm

Come and attend our free Stroke Awareness Workshop to learn exactly what a stroke is, how you can reduce your risks of having a stroke, how to recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke and the importance of emergency response and treatment.

» INVITATION: Leigh Day's 'What does it mean to be British?' Event - 4th March 2020

Leigh Day’s BAME committee would like to invite you to our panel discussion on “What does it mean to be British?”. Over recent years, we have learned about the impact of the hostile environment on the Windrush generation and seen the effects of anti-immigration rhetoric in the rise of hate crime. This is why we are proud to host a panel discussion exploring identity...

» Tea, cake and IT!

Fulham Good Neighbours is running the second year of its Digital Inclusion project. If you know someone who could benefit from a friendly visit and one-to-one lessons on how to use the Internet, please contact us. We are also looking for more volunteers who could spare a couple of hours a month to support an older person.

» International Women's Day Event - Sat 7th March

FREE sports, exercise and wellbeing activities for women and girls. Fun for all the family! Saturday 7 March 10am to 3pm at Kensington Leisure Centre, Silchester Road, Kensington W10 6EX.

» JOB and VOLUNTEER opportunities at EACH Counselling

EACH Counselling currently has the following job and volunteer opportunities: Young Person’s key worker (substance misuse and young people, 14-21 years), Brent, Floating Support Case Worker, Brent, Floating Support Team Leader, Brent and Volunteer Counsellors.

» NIHR ARC programme - Join us to learn how we work together to improve healthcare

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration for Northwest London (henceforth ARC Northwest London) is looking for members of the public to partner with us to improve health and care across North West London. We are looking for patients, carers, public from communities across North West London.

» Building Safe Choices - a survey on housing and support needs for older LGBT+ people

Tonic Living, Opening Doors London and Stonewall Housing are working together on a research project to better understand the housing and support needs of LGBT+ people who are over 50 and live in London. Please help inform our research by completing our questionnaire, which takes about ten minutes to complete and is anonymous.

» Access to Health New Project: Information and Referral form

‘Access to Health’ is a new project which aims to support homeless and vulnerably housed pregnant women and families with a child/children under 5 years old in Westminster or temporarily housed outside the borough...

» Active for Life - Opportunities to Keep Fit In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Leisure Services’ Sports Development Team provides a wide variety of sport and physical activity opportunities for RBKC residents at venues across the borough including targeted sessions for specific groups...

» ADKC Disability Connect project

The Disability Connect project is for socially isolated disabled people (with a physical, sensory or hidden impairment) who need or would like some encouragement and support to get out and about doing activities of interest to them.

» African Women's Care

AWC works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) adults, children and young people, fleeing domestic and sexual abuse including forced marriage, human trafficking, female genital mutilation, gang violence and ‘honour’-based violence.

» Al-Aman (DVIP) Arabic Speaking service

DVIP’s Al-aman service has continued to receive funding from London Councils to support women from Arabic speaking communities who have been affected by gender based violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and honour based violence...

» ANGELOU Referrals

On the 1st July ADVANCE in conjunction with eight other organisations launched a shared service across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster supporting women and girls who are experiencing or have experienced violence and abuse this partnership is called Angelou...

» Arabic Women’s Project at Al-Hasaniya, North Kensington

Based in North Kensington we offer advice and support in health and welfare of Arabic speaking women. We have a Domestic Violence project and also a children and families mental health project as well as many other...

» Befriending for Asian Women at Henna

Henna’s befriender-workers will pay regular weekly or monthly visits to some of the most vulnerable ladies in the community. These visits could be to those who were members of Henna in the past and have been restricted...

» Breathe Easy Support Group

DO YOU LIVE IN PIMLICO AND SUFFER FROM A BREATHING PROBLEM? BREATHE EASY PADDINGTON is your Westminster patient support group, for anyone affected by a lung condition. We offer mutual support, information...

» British Red Cross Refugees and Befriending Project

The British Red Cross runs four 'Refugees and Befriending Projects' (R'n'B) for young unaccompanied refugees and asylum seekers aged 14-21. Our peer-led befriending projects are facilitated by peer-befrienders and adult volunteers...