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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

Director’s Report continued from the Newsletter 16th April 2017 Over the last few months we have seen a number of friends and supporters leave our community. Graham Mackenzie, CEO NHS Wandsworth, left the organisation after 10 years of service. From when the Wandsworth Primary Care Trust was based at Springfield Hospital, through the ‘Wimbledon Years’ and

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Faith, Community and Mental Health Ahead of tonight’s lecture from Dr. Rasjid Skinner, Malik Gul reflects on the first lecture of the series… “I was very pleased to welcome Emeritus Professor Suman Fernando to give the first lecture in our new series of talks on Faith, Community and Mental Health a month ago. What we

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A couple of weeks ago I received an interesting request. Could I show two of WCEN’s collaborators, around Roehampton to see the sights and to get a ‘feel’ for the place?  So last Tuesday, Beth Rattigan from Citizen’s Advice, and Gareth Jones the new co-ordinator of Talk Wandsworth met up with Ruth and I and

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Nassir’s Blog New Beginnings After many years being around WCEN on the outside, I have finally joined the organisation on a part time basis to contribute whole-heatedly as a community development officer. This is a big personal step in my development, not only as a community member but also as a trainee family therapist. Having volunteered

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Ruth’s Blog Technology and I I have just been reading an interesting article (Technology destroys people and places. I’m rejecting it by Mark Boyle) and it resonates strongly with what I have been recently thinking about. Since leaving pub management behind me I have found I have more time on my hands and intended to

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Nadeene’s Blog Update on the BME Mental Health Forum Our final forum meeting for this year took place on the 17 November at Balham Library. The topics of discussion were Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, feedback on the 8th Black Mental Health conference (HOBV 8) and LGBT issues.  There was some excellent news as South

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Rachida’s Blog Update on the Self Management Programme at the Hindu Society The 6-week Expert Patient Programme (EPP) for people who suffer from Long term conditions in the community came to an end last Thursday. It was a great success and the 18 participants got their certificate of completion. They all went away with a

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Director’s Blog I have often been asked to write about our day to day experiences of coproduction in practice, but have never managed to get around to doing it…until now. As any of us who work in frontline organisations or organisations that are involved in any environments that are shifting and changing will know, we

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Ruth’s Blog So I’m back at WCEN. For a third time! I have previously worked as Executive Assistant whilst in my gap year before I went to Exeter University to get a 1st Class BA (Hons) in Theology and then again as a Developemtn Officer upon my return to Roehampton. I then spent 3 years

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