Mindful Memo – Back to post-lockdown life

Read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Back to post-lockdown life. In this edition we look at the theme of returning as many of us go back to our workplaces and social spaces. In the ‘new normal’ we may have found that the rules of engagement have changed somewhat. Read the Memo here

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Discovering our borough – new Wellbeing Walks

Our Peer Group Network Wellbeing Walks have now started back again. The next walk is Richmond Green to Kew Green on Thursday, 15 July, 10.30am-12.30pm. This is a linear walk along the Thames Tow Path. You can find details of all our upcoming walks here.

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Mindful Memo – Coping with Uncertainty

You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Coping with Uncertainty. In this edition we look at ways we can challenge our intolerance of the unpredictability pervading our lives at present and instead enlarge the scope of our world.

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RB Mind showcase films for Volunteers Week

This week is Volunteers Week and RB Mind is celebrating this with a series of special films throughout the week on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. This is the perfect chance for us to say a big thank you to all our fantastic volunteers and to pay tribute to the incredible support they provide our charity throughout the year. We are kicking off today with a short film from our Chief Executive, Val Farmer.

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Mindful Memo – Planning our own course

You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Planning our own course. In this edition we examine the many mixed emotions we may currently be feeling as lockdown continues to ease and look at ways we can manage them. We also report on the recommendations coming out of the recent Mental Health Act Review.

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Join our #CarryTheBurden campaign!

Our #CarryTheBurden campaign is now up and running. You can check out what our Chief Executive, Val Farmer, is carrying as her burden and why on our Facebook page.

But we need more participants to carry an item of their choosing for 24 hours! Mental health is invisible and intangible which can lead to people with mental health problems encountering stigma; by making this invisible burden tangible, we can help to reduce this stigma.

  • You can be as creative as you like: our supporter Roz (also on our Facebook page) is carrying an inflatable parrot representing negative thoughts, a mug – talking things through with friends, and a Yes sign – the pressure to say yes. 
  • Once you’ve chosen your item, add photos of yourself carrying the item to your social media with these words: ‘I’m helping @Richmondboroughmind to #CarryTheBurden. I’m carrying [insert item name] because [outline what the item represents].’
  • Nominate 3 friends on social media to keep the challenge going and if you would like to donate please visit our JustGiving page.

You can find more information about the campaign here

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Mental Health Awareness Week – 10-16 May

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme is nature so throughout the week we’ll be posting tips across our social media accounts on connecting with the natural world to help manage your mental wellbeing. Our new campaign #CarryTheBurden invites people to carry an item that represents the invisible burden that a mental health difficulty can represent – why not combine the two, and carry a plant or a flower of your choice for 24 hours? We hope to see lots of photos posted during the week.

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May Mindful Memo – now available

You can now read the May issue of Mindful Memo. In this edition we launch our new campaign – #CarryTheBurden – in which we invite participants to carry an item of their choosing for 24 hours in recognition of the invisible burden a mental health difficulty can represent. And, as we all go to the polls next week for the London Mayoral election, we take a look at the candidates’ manifestos.

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Mind in London manifesto – Protecting the mental health of Londoners

Mind in London, a partnership of 18 local Minds in London including RB Mind, are campaigning for mental health to be high on the agenda for the newly elected London Mayor. In our new manifesto, Protecting the mental health of Londoners, we outline five priorities for the newly elected Mayor of London.

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