Coronavirus update for Healthy Minds
page updated 21/9/20
As the world begins to emerge from lockdown, we at the Healthy Minds Community Programme are taking provisional steps to return to some in-person events from this coming September.
In line with the Governments current advice, we will be introducing smaller group sizes and encouraging all our staff and members to wear the recommended PPE in addition to maintaining physical distancing. We will provide our staff, volunteers and members with face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves.
While some of our groups will be returning, we are committed to maintaining a digital presence for those who are able to access it, and we will continue to provide telephone support for those unable to head out into the community.
Each week you can download the Digital Collective, which brings you our weekly programme as well as offers from the wider Camden community.
- We have started an in person walking group with Georgia. It is open to all but spaces are limited, please call or email if you would like to come along.
- Our friends at the Minded Yoga institute have shared details of a new free course: A new holistic, three month project combining music and mindbody-spirit practices for people who are isolated and struggling with their mental health. Please get in touch for more details. OM Sound and Spirit flyer v2
- We are still offering our bursary for courses run by the Mary Ward Centre! They have lots of interesting courses running: http://www.marywardcentre.ac.uk/courses/ please get in touch if you’d like more information about this. (Please note, only registered Healthy Minds Members will be able to access this).
- Based on feedback from our members and group facilitators, we have decided to change the format of the Low Mood Group. We are calling this new group: “Mood Music”. This is a group for members to share a piece of music which expresses their current mood and give space for others in the group to respond with their thoughts and feelings. We hope this group will be a creative way of expressing emotion, using music as a springboard. The Group will run from 2pm until 3pm on Tuesdays.
- The online ‘My Beliefs Peer Support group’ will sadly be no longer running. However, we have an exciting new group starting soon. More details to follow, so watch this space!
To join our programme, please complete and return our 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.