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Services offered by Mind in Harrow

Below you can find details of all the projects currently offered by Mind in Harrow, categorised by the type of service they provide.

Daytime activities

  • Specialist Community Support Services (The befriending scheme and the support assistant scheme) – one to one support to mental health service users for 2 hours per week. Befriending involves social support and the support assistant service involves help with practical tasks
  • Harrow Communities Click – a timebank allowing you to swap skills with local people and take part in free activity groups
  • Mind Charity Shop – we have a shop in central Harrow where you can browse for bargains, donate items or volunteer your time
  • Stepping Stones Courses – short, low-cost courses for people who experience mental health problems
  • Stepping Stones Writing For Recovery Group – a personal budget-funded group that allows people experiencing mental health issues to explore wellbeing through writing

Culturally-specific services

  • Bridging Cultures – a project working with local Muslim and Hindu populations to improve access to mental health services, tackle mental health stigma and increase cultural understanding among local health professionals
  • EKTA South Asian Group – a peer-led support group for South Asian community members living in Harrow who are experiencing mental distress
  • Somali Hayaan Project (Moving to a Better Place) – a project that increases awareness of mental health issues and access to support within the Somali community through the recruitment and training of peer educators
  • Nedaye Zan (Voices of Women) – a project supporting Afghan women to access mental health support through fortnightly workshops that reduce isolation, increase confidence and provide practical support

Employment support

  • Peer Support Employment Group Project – a project combining one-on-one employment advisor support with peer support to help people with mild to moderate mental health issues to get back into work
  • Volunteering for Change – a project helping people in Harrow to get into volunteering through personalised, one-on-one support

Training and workshops


Campaigns and user involvement

  • Harrow User Group – a group for mental health service users to contribute their views on local services and share their concerns with service managers
  • Nedaye Zan (Voices of Afghan Women) – a project supporting Afghan women to access mental health support through fortnightly workshops that reduce isolation, increase confidence and provide practical support
  • On Your Side (Peer Advocacy) - a new service offering specialist mental health peer advocacy and information to support clients overcome difficulties navigating welfare benefits and mental health systems.

Talking therapies and support

  • Harrow Talking Therapies Service – access to NHS talking therapy and employment based services, provided in partnership with CNWL and Twining
  • Befriending – volunteer befrienders offering one-on-one support to mental health service users

Young people

  • Mindkit Youth Wellbeing Project – a project training young people to deliver wellbeing, resilience and mindfulness sessions in schools, colleges, youth centers and other organisations supporting young people

Previous projects

  • Active Minds (Apr 2015-Apr 2016) – a project that provided short wellbeing and activity courses to promote good mental health
  • ESF Gold Employment Project (Jul 2016-Jul 2017) – a project working with people who had been unemployed for six months or more to improve their skills and employability
  • "Hidden Minds" Heritage Project (Oct 2011-Oct 2012) – a project that collected information about Shenley Hospital through archives and oral history interviews, culminating in an exhibition in 2012
  • Tamil Mindful Money Project (Jan 2015-Jan 2016) – a project that offered financial workshops and one-on-one support to members of the Tamil community