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Come to our Migrant Women Action Group

Two of our projects will shortly be collaborating on an event that will allow professionals, community leaders and service users alike to learn and share their thoughts on supporting the mental health of migrant women.

The Hayaan project and The Nedaye Zan project support members of the local Somali and Afghan communities respectively. Their campaign groups, Olole Isbedel ('Campaigning for Change') and Justice for Afghan Women, will be running this action group on Tuesday 25th October 2016 from 12pm to 3 pm at Harrow Baptist Church, College Rd, Harrow HA1 1BA.

The focus of the event will be Migrant Women, their experiences with Harrow mental health services and how their needs can be supported. The event will also be a platform for learning more about the wellbeing of the Afghan and Somali communities within Harrow. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about our projects and for us to hear from you!

Professionals, community leaders and Afghan and Somali community members are all welcome to attend. Please RSVP to You can also download the event programme to find out the agenda for the day.

Help fight charity cuts in Harrow!

Harrow Council is currently running a public consultation on the funding of local charities. It is proposing cuts of over £400,000 of funding to charities from April 2017, including Mind in Harrow. If this proposal were to go ahead, Mind in Harrow’s Core Activities (which support all our services) will be cut by £25,000 and the User Involvement Project will be cut by £25,000 (50% of its total funding). This would be a considerable blow to our work in the community, particularly our service user involvement initiatives.

In response to the proposed cuts, we are asking you to show your support if you feel the funding should be preserved. Here is what you can do to help:

1) Complete this survey and return it to us via email or post to give your views.

2) Share your views by writing to your local Councillor and the Leader of the Council Sachin Shah. You can find out who your local Councillor is here and find Sachin Shah's details here. We have also prepared this template letter for you to use and adapt if you wish.

3) Attend our special Harrow User Group (HUG) Forum on Tuesday 25th October, 12pm-2pm, at The Bridge, Christchurch Avenue, Harrow, HA3 5BD (opposite Harrow Leisure Centre). Refreshments will be provided. You can print off the flyer for the forum here.

Thank you for your support!