Service Events

The next Hub Connections events will take place on 24th June 2021.

 

For now, our events will remain online but we very much look forward to welcoming partners and the public back together at a live event as soon as it is safe and legal to do so.

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Hub Connections June 2021

'Emerging from lockdown'

The next Hub Connections events will take place on Thursday 24th June 2021 via Zoom  – the theme this time is ‘emerging from lockdown'. It will run from 11.30am to 1.30pm via Zoom.

Join us for a packed programme that includes guest speakers from a wide range of organisations, as well as the usual updates from the Barnet Wellbeing Service and partners.

Please register your place here

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Timetable of events

Monday 10th May

9am

Daily Message - Barry Day

Watch here

10-11am

Barnet Young People Thrive Webinar - Stress Bucket

Watch here

12-1pm

Podcast - Vaccine Hesitancy with Dr. Tamara Djuretic

Listen here

1-2pm

Saracens Fitness Class

Join here

2-3pm

Barnet Yoga Circle - Positive Thought

Join here

Tuesday 11th May

9am

Daily Message - Karen Morell

Watch here

10am-1pm

Meridian Wellbeing Event

Join via Zoom here

or

Webinar ID: 87634528728

Passcode: 795195

11am-1pm

Mind in Enfield and Barnet -

1) Wellbeing for Positive Mental Health

2) Mindfulness for Stress Reduction

3) Ways Forward for Personal Development

To attend, call 07535743667

or send an email

View the poster here

1-2pm

"The role of Covid 19 Health Champions in Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing” Seher Kayikci, Public Health & Rory Cooper, Community Barnet

Listen here

Wednesday 12th May

9am

Daily Message - Donna Chan

Watch here

10-11am

Barnet Young People Thrive LIVE Webinar - Low Mood

Join via Zoom here

or

Webinar ID: 817 2260 9023

Passcode: 960977

11am-1pm

Mind in Enfield and Barnet - Spring into Gardening at Pymmes Park, Edmonton

To attend, call 07535743667

or send an email

View the poster here

1-2pm

Saracens Fitness Class

Join here

2-3pm

Able Futures - Nature and Mental Health Webinar

Join here

Thursday 13th May

9am

Daily Message - Barriers to building trust and compassion within mental health services - Personal Responsibility

10-11am

Saracens - Together Active Online Free Live Dance Class

Join here

11am-1pm

Mind in Enfield and Barnet -

1) Body Care for Positive Mental Health

2) Self-Esteem and Mind, Body and Soul

3) Art Workshop

To attend, call 07535743667

or send an email

View the poster here

12-1pm

Young People Thrive - Live Webinar: Managing Exam Stress with Nature

Join via Zoom here

or

Webinar ID: 812 9560 9538

Passcode: 957386

2-3pm

National Minds Video - Why we are fighting for Mental Health

Watch here

Friday 14th May

9am

Daily Message - Barriers to Building trust and compassion within mental health services

Watch here

10-11am

Saracens - Fitness Class

Join here

12-1pm

New Citizens Gateway - Art Therapy Workshop

View flyer here

Join via Zoom here

or

Meeting ID: 874 4819 1737
Passcode: 563826

12-1pm

Barnet Young People Thrive - Worry Management Webinar

Watch here

2-3pm

Positive Message - Service User

Watch here

More Information

For more information on mental health or wellbeing...

Barnet Wellbeing Service:

www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk

National Mind:

www.mind.org.uk

Thrive London:

thriveldn.co.uk

Make your views heard by filling out a survey on Mental health inequalities by Barnet Council.

Fill out the survey here

Hub Connections February 2021, Mental Health at Work

In February, Hub connections focused on mental health in the workplace. With so many of us working from home or in unusual circumstance over the last year, over 70 attendees heard from Barnet Wellbeing Service partners such as Meridian Wellbeing and Mind in Barnet about how individuals and organisations can do

more to support staff mental health and London Borough of Barnet managers told us about Mental Health First Aiders in the workplace, and other support staff in Barnet.

 

Able Futures and Twining Enterprise shared their work supporting residents with their mental health in the workplace. Saracens joined CommUNITY Barnet and us to relax and warm up the team those in attendance in between sessions. The event was chaired by The Worshipful, the Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet Councillor Caroline Stock, and we were pleased to have the closing remarks from Dr Louise Miller, the

Clinical Lead for Mental Health in Barnet.

You can download the presentation here.

Poster advertising hub connection event that took place previously

Self-Care week November 2020  

Community Barnet and Barnet Wellbeing Service hosted this event with over 90 participants in the autumn of 2020 in support of the North Central London Clinical commissioning group. The event aimed to encourage and empower residents to learn more about taking care of themselves and their families; on their own and through services available; ensure that residents use local services effectively and with an informed understanding of current health priorities and key public health messages and to share and signpost to up to date resources, materials, links and services that residents can follow up with and learn from. 

There were presentations and demonstrations from local services and an interactive question and answer session that allowed those joining us to contribute and learn more. We were joined by staff from Central London Community Health Care and North Central London CCG, the NCL Cancer alliance, Social Prescriber Link workers and local GPs in Barnet.

You can see the presentation here.

Live self care poster, previous event

Hub Connections October 2020 - World Mental Health Day

Hub Connections, World Mental Health Day October 2020 (Mental Health for all)

Hub Connections reconvened in October and focussed on making mental health accessible for all. The event was chaired by the Mayor of Barnet and the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

 

Over 60 member of the public were joined by a representative from Barnet Wellbeing Service partners such as Mind in Barnet, Barnet Refugee Service and statutory partners from Barnet council and the mental health trust.

 

We heard from the Ubele Initiative about mapping mental health services for BAME communities, Jami about the Headroom Café as a safe space for mental health service users and AIDEXCEL about their work supporting families Barnet.

You can see the presentation here

live self care

Suicide Prevention Day September 2020

The Barnet Wellbeing Service hosted this event on behalf of Barnet’s Public Health team, and the theme of this event was’ Working Together to Prevent Suicide’. The event aimed to encourage people who are experiencing emotional distress to seek help before they become suicidal, to ensure that people affected by suicide get the support they need and showcase how we work together in Barnet to improve mental health.

On the day, 70 members of the public were joined by Barnet’s Public Health team and representatives from NCL CCG and London borough of Barnet’s mental health team. We heard from CommUNITY Barnet and Mind in Barnet about their Covid Bereavement service and other Barnet borough services to prevent suicide.

We were delighted to hear from Catherine Loveday, Professor of Neuropsychology and Age UK Trustee, and Katie Foulser from Rethink Mental Illness and Claire Gibson from the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service, to share their reflections and experience on supporting our mental health.

You can download the presentation here. 

You can watch the webinar here

world suicide prevention day

Hub Connections June 2020 - Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis 

The first our online Hub connections saw us joined by Jess Baines-Holmes, Programme Director, Covid Community Response and Deputy Director Adults Joint Commissioning to reflect on the Barnet communities response to the Covid pandemic.

 

Our 70 attendees heard from Barnet Wellbeing Service partners about how they have been adapting to the Covid crisis and ensuring that clients and residents have continued access to essential mental health and wellbeing services in Barnet remotely during the first wave of coronavirus.

 

The day was interspaced with wellbeing activities.

You can see the presentation here.

world suicide prevention Day poster

Hub Connections February 2020 - Social Prescribing 

This all-day event attracted over 150 attendees in-person to the Meritage Centre in Hendon and was a huge success to discuss the development of Social Prescribing in the borough.

 

The event was chaired by Councillor Caroline Stock, The Worshipful Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet and we were joined by Barnet Federated GPs to host the event with the Healthwatch Barnet team. As well as hearing from a huge range of speakers such as from the new Social Prescribing Links Workers, the Primary Care Mental Health link working team and Prevention and Wellbeing Being team; we hosted 10 round table discussions on the current and future ideas and plans for Social Prescribing in Barnet.

 

You can see the presentation here.

responding to covid 19 crisis

Hub Connections October 2019 - World Mental Health Day 

This was an extra special Hub Connections as we linked with other partners to celebrate World Mental Health Day, being a full-day agenda and with over 80 people in attendance.

 

We were joined by representatives from Barnet CCG, Middlesex University, the Samaritans and the deputy Mayor of Barnet. We also heard from the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, The Network, and Mencap and the British Transport Police.

 

The day was peppered with wellbeing activities. Much of the day's focus was on suicide prevention and how we can all support each other’s mental health.

 

You can see the presentation here.

Barnet World Mental health day  poster

Hub Connections July 2019 - Mental Health Services in Barnet

Our Hub Connection meeting was chaired by Sarah Perrin, Head of Commissioning, Mental Health and Dementia in Barnet.

 

We heard from a vast range of organisations and speakers. This was an opportunity to do a deep dive into the public’s perception and understanding of mental health issues in Barnet and how service users wanted to feedback. It was also an opportunity to reflect on another successful year of the Barnet Wellbeing Service.

 

A fully printed Annual Report for the Barnet Wellbeing Service was produced and distributed. Ella Goshalk of London Borough of Barnet led participatory sessions with attendees over an engaging session that mixed professionals and the public. We were also joined by 12 other mental health and wellbeing organisations in Barnet, who could speak to the event and take part in structured networking events.

 

You can see the presentation here.

Hub connections poster

Hub Connections March 2019 - Healthy Body, Healthy Mind with Saracens

This month we were joined by services users to talk about their time with the service as well as hearing from the JVN about their supported volunteering services; Saracens about their Sports Foundation, and a really in-depth look at Wellbeing in Barnet from colleagues at the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

We also heard from Age UK about their local cooking groups and Thyme to Change.

 

Most of the focus was on the impact of physical health on mental health. 

 

You can see the presentation here.

Hub connections healthy body healthy mind poster

Hub Connections October 2018 - World Mental Health Day 


This event celebrated World  Mental  Health  Day and was chaired by Julie  Pal, the CommUNITY Barnet CEO.   We were joined by Stuart Goodman from Rainbow Money Advice and Matthew Vidal from Twinings, who all gave an overview of the services they provided to Barnet residents.  We also heard from Sharon Smeeton Director, of Mind Time Therapies, about the Online Wellbeing programme for Barnet residents.

 

You can see the presentation here.

Hub Connections Healthy Body Healthy Mind Poster

Hub Connections July 2018 - First Year Birthday


The first Hub Connections event celebrated one full year of the Barnet Wellbeing Service and the Wellbeing Service becoming a Time to Talk Hub organic hub.

 

Chaired by Dr Charlotte Benjamin, the clinical lead for mental health in Barnet, we heard from a range of mental health and wellbeing partners, including The Network, Barnet Mencap, Community Barnet, Mind in Barnet and the Barnet Refugee Service (BRS) about the services they were providing. 

 

You can see the presentation here.

Hub Connections July 18