Notes from Brent low level mental health workshop 18th November 2020

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23rd November 2021



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Notes from the Brent Project mental health workshop held on 18 November 2020. For the full document please download the attached PDF.


o Focus locally not borough-wide

o Be aware of stigma around asking for help

o Engage with existing volunteers - i.e. don’t have focussed “mental health volunteers”

o Need to understand there is lots of pressure already on vol sector - can’t add to that

o Supervision and safeguarding are key

o Communication is critical

o Need to be careful about language (e.g. “suffering” and use of “mental health”

o Ensure we are learning from previous [projects e.g. Tobacco chewing?

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