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Train to be a Harrow User Group representative!

If you are a mental health service user living in Harrow, you could get involved in the Harrow User Group. By becoming a HUG rep you could gain training experience, learn valuable skills for a brighter future and make a real difference to local mental health services. It's a great way to get your voice heard!

Here are just some of the benefits of becoming a HUG rep:

  • Sessional payment for HUG activities or volunteer expenses - £18.00 a session
  • One to One Recovery Support with an experienced Mind in Harrow employee
  • Involvement in a range of activities e.g. Campaigning, Meetings, Monitoring & Evaluation

The training will take place on the following days in the Mind in Harrow office:

  • Tuesday 13th October 2015: 10.00am – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 20th October 2015: 10.00am – 3.30pm
  • Tuesday 27th October 2015: 10.00am – 3.30pm

There will also be an induction session on Thursday 1st October 2015 from 2.00pm until 3.30pm, also at the Mind in Harrow office.

For more information you can download the flyers for the induction and training. You can also get in contact with Raksha Pandya, User Involvement Coordinator, on 020 8515 7868 or via email at

"Speak Your Mind" with Writing for Recovery Group members

Members of Mind in Harrow's Writing for Recovery Group, part of the Stepping Stones programme, will be taking part in the leading local open mic event later this month.

"Speak Your Mind" (run in association with the Harrow Arts Centre) is an evening featuring the best of local writers, storytellers and musicians, across a wide range of ages and backgrounds. It’s a great mix of beginners – there’s always someone performing for the first time – and published writers and professional performers, and always includes some surprises. This month’s event features readings from Mind in Harrow’s Writing for Recovery group, as they celebrate the launch of their new anthology, Life Will Be Different Now. Tickets cost £5 or £3 for concessions.

The event will be taking place on Thursday 10th September, 7.15pm to 9.30pm (doors open at 6.45pm) at Upstairs Gallery, West House, Pinner Memorial Park HA5 1AE.

If you require further details about the event, please get in contact with Phil Lawder. If you would like to find out more about Stepping Stones courses, contact Jody on 020 8515 7879 or email j.