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Brilliant news about the Bridge!

Mind in Harrow is delighted that the Council has listened to the Save The Bridge campaigners and will continue funding the only open-access centre left in Harrow for people experiencing mental health problems.

Leader of Harrow Council, Cllr David Perry, has also announced that The Bridge will be able to stay open for years to come thanks to a new and innovative model of mental health services being run at the centre in partnership with the local community. This follows weeks of counsulations and work to devise a cost-effective solution, informed by the voices of the service users affected.

The Save The Bridge Campaign have said: "It's been inspirational to see people coming together, to see people affected by mental health issues use their varied talents, with each person playing a part. The Campaign has built up a fantastic team, which bodes well for the future working in partnership with the Council in its new service model. This is just the beginning."

Harrow Council have published a press release to accompany this excellent news.

Congratulations and thank you to all the campaigners who worked tirelessly to keep The Bridge open!

Celebrate SWiSH this Mental Health Awareness Week

The 16th to the 22nd of May 2016 has been designated Mental Health Awareness Week. This year's theme is 'relationships' and there are lots of events going on around the country to promote awareness and reduce the stigma against mental health conditions.

Mind in Harrow will be part of an event on Friday 20th May where we will be officially launching SWiSH, the Support and Wellbeing Information Service Harrow. SWiSH aims to help people in Harrow to access information about local services and advice about ways to keep safe and well. Mind in Harrow is the lead organisation for SWiSH, but four other charities are also involved: Age UK HarrowHarrow CarersHarrow Association of Disabled People (HAD) and Harrow Mencap. SWiSH was comissioned by Harrow Council to provide residents with an Information & Advice Service as part of the Care Act 2014, which is explained in this Youtube video.

Mind in Harrow will be creating a "Wall of Wellbeing" in St. George's Shopping Centre from 1pm onwards. Come along and share what helps keep you happy and well!

To contact SWiSH, you can phone 020 8426 0929 or email, between 9.30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. You can also read more about SWiSH on the Harrow Community Action website or our press release for the launch day.