The Arbours Association
The Arbours Association offers a real alternative to hospitalisation both for those experiencing emotional crisis for the first time as well as for those with a history of severe emotional distress. It uses psychotherapy alongside other therapeutic techniques to support people through the crisis and beyond. All placements at the centre are voluntary and “guests” need to be willing to participate in the therapeutic work of the community.
Barnet Adult Social Care
For an assessment, also information and advice for carers in Barnet.
Barnet Asian Women’s Association
Barnet Asian Women’s Association is a group of women who meet regularly and organise social, cultural and educational activities.They offer services including support to elderly members, advice and counselling, a free legal service, advocacy and support groups for mental health and domestiic violence and home visits and outreach.
Barnet Carers Centre
Barnet Carers Centre was established in February 1996 as part of the network of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers. The Centre offers advice,information, emotional and practical support for all informal carers who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet.
Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
This section provides useful information for patients and carers including information leaflets on the main mental health conditions and the care programme approach.
Barnet Multilingual. Wellbeing Service
Barnet Multilingual. Wellbeing Service
(BMWS) is an innovative consortium model of partnership working across mother tongue counselling services. The group aim to support and network people to specialist services and teams within Barnet. They have a Mental Health Wellbeing Officer, Malak Niakan, Multilingual Wellbeing Services, Edgware Community Hospital, Burnt Oak Broadway, Barnet, London, HA8 0AD Tel:020 8732 6655 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chinese Mental Health Association
Carer’s Support Project – This project aimed to improve the quality of life of the Chinese family carers for people with mental health issues. Through a health promotion programme between February and June 2011, the project was to strengthen the carers’ understanding of their role, and the services and support that are available to them.The project developed a Chinese Carer’s Guide which documented a wide range of information, including early intervention, symptoms and treatments of mental illnesses, build up a therapeutic building with the cared for person, carer’s rights, and the carer’s health & wellbeing.A series of 13 leaflets were also produced which cover different topics such as ‘How to look after someone with Schizophrenia’, ‘Carer’s Assessments, Services & Support’ etc. in Chinese.Apart from the written resources, a series of carer’s workshops run by Chinese mental health professionals have taken place in different community centres in London.The Carer’s Guide, leaflets and the workshop powerpoint presentations are now available for distribution to the public. For more information please contact Ms. Tang, 020 7613 1008, or email email@example.com
CommUNITY Barnet is a voluntary organisation which was established in 1979 as part of a national network of Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS). CommUNITY Barnet supports, promotes and co-ordinates an effective voluntary and community sector in the borough to enhance the quality of life for all.
First Step Trust
First Step Trust (FST) is a charity that provides real work, training and employment opportunities for people excluded from ordinary working life because of mental health problems or other disabilities or disadvantages. Enfield First Step Trust provides garden maintenance, hard landscaping, painting, decorating and small building works, supported by office team developing skills in IT, financial controls and general administration.
“A positive approach to mental health in the Jewish Community.” – Offers a wide range of services both to the client and their carers, particularly in the Borough of Barnet. Works collaboratively with other mental health charities eg Rethink.
A charity that offers mental health services which have been designed to ensure users and their carers receive substantial practical support and advice in coping with mental health illness. Offer a wide range of services in the Borough of Barnet.
Maytree Respite centre
A non medical respite centre in North London for people in extreme suicidal distress and despair. It offers a one off stay for up to 4 nights with support and befriending. Accepts self referrals as well as from family and friends.
Mind in Barnet
Local branch of National charity MIND. It offers information and advice, counselling, befriending, advocacy, a day service and training.
The Network is a new, modernised service which replaces the traditional day centre services that were provided by the Community Network.The Network is a specialist team of Mental Health Professionals who provide support to people with a mental health problem living in Barnet who have been assessed as needing this service. The service aims to increase people’s independence and help people to feel a part of their local community.The Network also offers the opportunity for people to develop a personalized recovery plan, skills in daily living (such as budgeting and running a home) and short courses on how to deal with some of the psychological barriers that may stop people realizing their potential.
Leading mental health charity that provides a wealth of information for service users and carers. Rethink offers carers support groups- the nearest one is in Edgware, Middlesex.
RF provides an integrated Service consisting of employment advice and support, in-house and external work placements, basic skills training, pre-employment skills training and day opportunities for people with a wide range of mental health problems.
Let’s Talk Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a free NHS evidence-based talking therapy service for people 16 years old and over, who are worried or have low mood. They provide a range of treatment programmes including one to one therapy, counselling and group work.