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Harrow User Group members contribute to "Too Poor To Pay" report

Mind in Harrow's Harrow User Group (HUG) have worked with the Child Poverty Action Group and Z2K to challenge recent changes in council tax support.

HUG allows local mental health service users to get involved in assessing services and deciding how they can be improved. It gives service users a chance to have their voices heard and effect change in local mental health care.

Members of HUG contributed their stories to the "Too Poor To Pay" report, which examines the impact of localised Council Tax Support in its second year. These changes to London’s council tax support schemes have had a negative effect on many people on low incomes, including those with mental health issues. You can read the report online via this link.

If you would like more information about HUG or would like to become a member, contact Raksha Pandya on 020 8515 7868 or email

'Writing for Recovery' group anthology published

Mind in Harrow's 'Writing for Recovery' group have produced 'Life Will be Different Now', an anthology of their creative writing. The anthology can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF file here.

The 'Writing for Recovery' group was established in April 2014 by the Stepping Stones project at Mind in Harrow. It provides a creative outlet for people who have had mental health difficulties, but who are inspired to express themselves in writing. The group meets weekly at a location in Wealdstone.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the group should contact the Stepping Stones project at Mind in Harrow, tel. 020 8426 0929.