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Annual General Meeting 2015

Monday the 7th December 2015
3.00pm to 7.00pm
Members Lounge, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY

The theme of our AGM this year is "Tackling mental health stigma – Small things make a big difference". A talk on this theme will be delivered by Sue Baker, the Directory of Time to Change, England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

This will be followed by performances by our Stepping Stones creative writing and music groups. Refreshments will be provided!

If you wish to attend, RSVP to Tracey on 020 8515 7851 or email by Wednesday 2nd December 2015.

We hope to see you there!

Don't miss our new wellbeing courses – sign up now!

If you struggle with problems such as stress, anxiety, low mood or sleep problems, an Active Minds wellbeing course could be for you.

Active Minds courses are for Harrow residents aged 19+ experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues. The new term of wellbeing courses is starting shortly, so sign up as soon as possible! Three courses are available on the following wellbeing topics:

Keep Calm and Carry On: Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
Wednesdays 1 to 3 pm – 11, 18, 25 November and 2, 9 December 2015

Explore a range of relaxation methods that will allow you to achieve a state of peace. Learn practical ways to bring peace of mind into your daily activities.

Look Who’s Talking: Improving our Communication Skills and Assertiveness
Fridays 1 to 3 pm – 13, 20, 27 November and 4, 11 December 2015
Gain the skills of a confident communicator through this 5-week course. Learn how to develop an inner confidence that will help you to connect with others, understanding how to improve our communication skills and manage difficult situations.

Know your own Strength: Confidence Building and Self-Esteem
Tuesdays 4.30 to 6.30 pm – 17, 24 Nov and 1, 8, 15 December 2015

Identify your own good qualities and strengths and learn how to develop these. Explore ways to take care of yourself emotionally and physically and develop a plan for positive change in self-care.

As part of the Active Minds courses, each student will receive some individual support to help them to meet their personal goals and finish the course with an improved sense of wellbeing. The courses require an upfront payment of £5 each, which will be reimbursed to students who attend at least 80% of sessions, including the post-course evaluation.

If you are interested in taking part, do not delay! Contact Qaisra Khan, the wellbeing course coordinator, on 020 8515 7870 or email You can find out more information on the Active Minds webpage.