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WCEN News, Events & Blogs

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

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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NEW VIDEO: HOBV 8 We are very pleased to announce that our Healing Our Broken Village 8 Video is now LIVE! You can watch the video here, or subscribe to our youtube channel! The purpose and emphasis of the conference was to provide evidence that engages with and empowers communities to make positive differences to

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HOBV Pledges and Priorities During our Healing Our Broken Village 8 Conference on 27th October 2016 a list of top priorities were identified on the day and through the evaluation forms including: More support needed for staff to engage in difficult work More focus on other therapies, rather than medication, including more activities More information

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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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Health Beyond Healthcare With the return of the NHS’ People’s Transformathon we remember back to January where WCEN delivered an online panel with David Bradley – CEO SWLSTG Mental Health Trust, Suliman Gani  – Imam Tooting, Geetha Maheshwaran – Sree Ghanapathy Temple, Dr. Carlis Douglas – NTA Tooting and Pastor Freddie Brown NTA Tooting. You

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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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