Coronavirus update for Healthy Minds
page updated 10/05/21
We hope you are keeping safe and well.
Below you will find the Calendar for all of May’s offers. Just click on the calendar to download it. This month there is a mixture of online activities and in-person ones. We will gradually be introducing more to the mix each month.
Here is your copy of the Digital Collective for the week commencing the 10th May 2021:
We’d be hugely grateful if you could fill out our short survey here so that we can improve the Digital Collective and make sure we’re sending you the content you find the most useful.
In-person activities this month include:
Heath Hands Taster sessions on the 11th & 25th of May: Love being in the outdoors, getting involved in voluntary community projects, and going for guided walks around Hampstead Heath? Then these taster sessions are for you.
Badminton @ Talacre on the 18th & 25th of May: May sees the long-awaited return of our ever-popular badminton sessions. No experience necessary. Our volunteers will be on hand to make sure you have a fun and active experience.
Healthy Minds Walking Group on the 13th & 27th of May: Fancy a gentle stroll and a chat around a local park with the Healthy Minds team? Sign up for our walking group.
Online offers this month include:
Mindfulness Music sessions every Monday @ 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Listen to meditative music while doing mindful breathing exercises.
An Acting & Storytelling online workshop on Wednesday the 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
Using games, music activities, and fun, this course will offer improvisation and acting as an opportunity to expand and stretch your communication skills in a low-risk, stress-free environment. It will help give ideas on how to respond in new situations and relations, and how to use physical body language and props to support dialogue and personal development.
To join our programme, please complete our online HMCP Referral Form or give us a ring on 020 7241 8996 and one of our team will be in touch.
Our usual referral process
Do you live in Camden?
Would you like to take part in a community-based course, workshop or activity? Or perhaps you would like to get fitter, or share your skills and experiences through a volunteer scheme to help others?
Healthy Minds offers free access to a wide range of activities to help you discover an activity that’s enjoyable and just right for you. And, if you need a hand deciding, a Healthy Minds navigator or sports buddy will help.
About the Service
Healthy Minds is a Mind in Camden Project aimed at supporting adults who may be struggling with their mental health, feeling isolated or disconnected with their community, or would like some additional support in finding out what their local area has to offer them.
The Programme has partnered with a range of different community providers to offer our participants free access to workshops, courses and group activities, to support people living in Camden to improve their wellbeing. We can offer 1:1 sessions with trained Navigators to help people to identify their interests, uncover passions and to plan and pursue their goals and 1:1 sessions with sports buddied to support your physical fitness goals.
Who’s the service for?
Healthy Minds welcomes all adults 18+ who are Camden Borough residents.
Unfortunately we cannot accept out of borough referrals unless you have a registered GP in Camden.
What happens after I’ve registered?
Once registered with Healthy Minds participants will have access to up to 12 months of activities which you can use to tailor your own personal schedule. For those who are interested in furthering your education or skills, we can provide financial support for courses at The Mary Ward Adult Education Centre.
How do I refer?
You can refer yourself or refer on someone else’s behalf.
Step 1: Download the attached referral form, complete and return this – get in touch if you need us to send you a copy.
Step 2: We will arrange a suitable time for you to come in to Mind in Camden to meet with a member of our team. This is called an Initial Meeting.
Step 3: In the Initial Meeting we will tell you more about the programme and what support we can offer, assess suitability, complete relevant paperwork and answer any questions you may have. This meeting usually takes about an hour.
Step 4: You’re registered! You are now able to book on to workshops and courses for free. We will keep you informed on what is happening locally and connect you with additional support if required.
Phone: 020 7241 8996
Hear our stories
Read about how our Sports Buddy Jacquie got on at our Outdoor Gym Session held at Cantelowes Gardens!
We hold regular volunteer training for both our Navigator and Sports Buddy roles. For more information please get in touch directly or check out our volunteers page.