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Harrow User Group Representative Training Opportunity!

Our next Harrow User Group (HUG) Representative training sessions will be taking place in February and March.

This three day course for mental health service users who want to get involved in HUG's activities will include:

  • Confidence and assertiveness training
  • Negotiation skills for life
  • Making friends and meeting people!

It will take place from 10.30am to 3.30pm on the 21st and 28th of February and the 7th of March (all Tuesdays) at the Mind in Harrow office, 132-134 College Road, Harrow.

To take part, we ask that you are:

  • a resident of Harrow or have a GP in Harrow
  • 18 years or over
  • a user of Harrow mental health services – either CNWL or GP

When you complete the training, as a HUG Rep you will be paid £18 per half day session that you attend.

Make your voice heard!

For more information, see the flyer for the training or the project home page. You can also contact the User Involvement Co-ordinator Raksha Pandya at 0208 426 0929 or email

What is the Harrow User Group?

The Harrow User Group (HUG) is a collective of mental health service users seeking to improve mental health services in Harrow in a way that reflects their needs, wishes and expectations. HUG also actively promotes a positive image of mental health in the community to push for equal rights and opportunities for people with mental health needs. The Harrow User Group reflects the diversity of our community.

The Harrow User Group is based on the principle that service users, through their contacts with mental health services, have become experts by experience. In this respect, it promotes the idea that service users have a valuable contribution to make to services and society.

'Justice for Afghan Women' conference – families and mental health services

We are delighted to invite you to the Nedaye Zan 'Justice for Afghan Women' Action Group conference.

The focus of the event will be 'Families', their experiences with Harrow services and how it relates to mental health.

The event will be a platform for learning more about the wellbeing of the Afghan community and how to support community members effectively.  It will be a great opportunity to learn more about our developed case to change survey, which highlights the experiences of Afghan families with Harrow services, and for us to hear from you!

The event is being held on Thursday 9th March from 2pm to 5pm at Harrow Baptist Church College Rd, Harrow, HA1 1BA. Professionals, community leaders and Afghan community members are all welcome to attend. Please RSVP to  You can also download the event programme or learn more about the Nedaye Zan project.

Looking forward to seeing you there!