Like Minded Update: September 2015

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Like Minded – The Mental Health and Wellbeing strategy for North West London




Like Minded News Update: September 2015


Why there’s a need to change

The launch of our Case for Change sets out why there
is a need to change, and how we support people with
mental health needs, as well as the wider population to
stay mentally healthy. It is not intended to provide the
answers – but rather to shape the discussion.

We welcome your input. If you would like to contribute
to the next phase of work email: You can view the full
document and summary on our website.


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New public engagement report

In March 2015 NHS England launched a Taskforce to develop a five-year strategy to improve
mental health outcomes. Essentially, this will be a ‘Mental Health Five Year Forward View’ which
clearly sets out how national bodies will work together between now and 2021 to help people
have good mental health and make sure they can access evidence-based treatment rapidly
when they need it.

The summary of findings from the public engagement supports the work we’re doing and
echoes much that we’ve learnt through co-production.


In other news

In a recent speech, Simon Stevens, NHS England’s Chief Executive, announced a major drive
to improve and support the health and wellbeing of 1.3million health service staff. The £5 million
initiative stresses the importance of workplace wellbeing, which is also one of our priorities.
To read the speech in detail click here.


Thank you!

Play Association AGM

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You’re invited to our AGM!
Wednesday 4th November 2015 @ 7pm

Parsons Green Sports & Social Club, Broomhouse Lane (Daisy Lane Entrance),

Refreshments provided
RSVP by Mon 2nd Nov on

020 7736 3699

Rampage AGM

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RampAge Holiday Project Cordially invites you to its forth coming Annual General Meeting for 2014/15

On Wednesday 28 October 2015

At The Dawes Road Hub
20 Dawes Road
Fulham SW6 7EN

Refreshments at 10.00am
Meeting to start at 10.30am

RSVP: email
Phone Mary on 07941 939 918

Limited Company no: 02317041
Registered Charity no: 299666


Trustees Wanted- White City Play Project

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Do you have the skills and experience to drive forward the vision of White City Play Project?




If so then we are looking to hear from you. White City Play Project is seeking people with strategic vision and commitment to our values to join our new board of trustees for a new charitable organisation White City Play Association.


See full details here

A hundred different things – Silver Sunday and People First

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Silver Sunday is a day of fun and free activities for older people which celebrates the value and knowledge they contribute to our communities. Loneliness and isolation is an increasing problem and the day also aims to draw those at risk into the community for a fun, stimulating day out, meeting new people.

“If you don’t have anywhere to go you tend to think ‘I can’t be bothered to go out’ and get stuck indoors”

Visit the Silver Sunday page on People First to see what’s going on and let residents know about some of the huge range of activities on offer – there are over 100 across the 3 boroughs. Some will take place next week as well – it’s not just Sunday!

“The majority of people who attended had not engaged with us before. I spoke to at least two people who said they never leave the house”


What is People First?

People First is the core Information and Advice web service for residents, staff and fellow professionals, run by the Adult Social Care departments of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster. Our aim is to provide easy-to-use, jargon free and engaging information in a bright visual way that will help keep people stay safe, well and independent.

Stepping Stones Fund

Funding Opportunity

We are inviting all interested charities and social enterprises in the Greater London area to an information session about the Stepping Stones Fund, a £1m social investment readiness grant programme of City Bridge Trust and UBS.

The second round of the Fund is now open for applications. This programme provides grants and risk finance to enterprising organisations that wish to prepare themselves for social investment in order to improve their social outcomes. There are three strands you can consider:
1. obtain capacity building support that will help you better access social investment in the future
2. pilot new ways, ideas or business models aiming for better social outcomes
3. secure risk finance that can catalyse a social investment package.

The deadline for applications is 12 o’clock on November 16, 2015.

For more information and to register for a place on:
5th October 2015
15 October 2015
29th October 2015