We have recently redeveloped our website which is now live with better functionality and a fresh new look. Please visit www.rbmind.org to see the new site.
We have created a new events calendar with detailed information on all our activities and venues and maps to get you there plus more accessible ways to refer yourself to our services. We have also added our social media feeds including Facebook and Twitter to each page so you can keep up to date with everything that is going on within all our projects and services.
Over the coming months we will be adding more new features to our website including developing our fundraising pages so that if you would like to raise money for us through taking part in a sponsored run, cycle, sky dive or anything else that comes to mind you will be able to set up your own fundraising page on our site.
Please watch this space for further developments.
What's On August/September
You can keep up-to-date with all the activities going on throughout our services including our Peer Group Network, Carers service, Wellbeing Centre, Counselling service and Youth Wellbeing projects by downloading the August/September issue of Richmond Borough Mind's newsletter, What's On, here.
What's On, which is produced bi-monthly, gives service users, family and friends and professionals an overview of current activity taking place across the organisation. For more information or to receive a printed copy of What's On, please contact 020 8948 7652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carers in Mind Activities
Our Carers in Mind project supports families and friends supporting someone over 18, including people over 65, who are experiencing functional mental health problems. We provide support groups, social activities, one-to-one advice and guidance, information and training to assist carers to be more effective and feel more confident in their role.
Carers monthly lunches: 31 August and 28 September (12.30-3.30pm) at 32 Hampton Road, off Twickenham Green, TW2 5QB. Followed by a workshop.
Mayfield Lavender Farm tour: 9 August. A 25-acre lavender farm with café and shop in Banstead, Surrey. A popular visitor attraction in summer where you can wander through a sea of beautiful organic lavender.
Guided London Walk: 17 September. Potential options include themes around Sherlock Holmes, Rock & Roll London and Charles Dickens.
You can find more information about our Carers in Mind project here. If you would like to receive our Carers in Mind newsletter and events programme please contact the Carers team on 020 8940 7384 or email@example.com.
Mental Health Awareness Training
After recently delivering four Mental Health Awareness training sessions at Kingston Technology, we were very pleased to receive feedback from their HR Director, Karen Hockaday. Karen said: “The sessions were interesting, interactive and very much appreciated by our management community. Several managers commented that the insights would be as valuable in their private lives as in covering their managerial responsibilities.”
Richmond Borough Mind offers Mental Health Awareness training on a one-day or half-day basis to suit your individual or organisational requirements. The training is suitable for anyone involved in public facing roles in either a paid or voluntary capacity, and for staff teams or groups wishing to boost levels of mental health awareness in their workplace.
Training can be delivered at your premises, or alternatively we may be able to help you identify a suitable venue if required. For more information please contact: 020 8948 7652 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website here.
Volunteers Summer Party
Our volunteers’ summer party this year will be a picnic at Kew Gardens on Tuesday, 21 August at 11.30am. We will be meeting at Victoria Gate for a guided tour of the gardens ending up at the White Peaks cafe for a picnic at about 1pm where sandwiches and cold drinks will be provided.
If you would like to join the tour and picnic please contact Yvonne on email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
Positive Living Group
Our Positive Living Group supports the wellbeing of members through therapeutic cooking activities on Wednesdays, 12.30-2.30pm, at Barnes Children's Centre, Hanson Close SW14 7HJ.
As a group we learn how food impacts on health, and how to source and prepare meals. We also help members take steps towards achieving goals and go on occasional trips. For more information please contact Sophie on 020 8948 7652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are seeking a new Finance Manager
Richmond Borough Mind is currently recruiting for a Finance Manager. This is a part-time position - 22.5 hours per week - and the salary is circa £31,000 per annum, pro rata.
Like many charitable organisations, RB Mind is active in commercial bids to provide services locally, in addition to raising funds through trusts and foundations and community fundraising. We are looking for someone who will develop a keen understanding of these funding streams across all projects, supporting the processes with strong budget preparation skills.
As a key member of the senior management team the successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Executive and Treasurer and manage the finance function effectively. Responsibilities include preparing budgets, management accounts, forecasts, statutory accounts and annual audits; payroll; and grant administration. The successful candidate will have good commercial knowledge, demonstrable experience in a finance capacity, with well-developed IT skills and experience of SageLine50 (or equivalent).
You can find the full job description and person specification for this role and details of how to apply here.
Wellbeing Centre art project
Following on from our recent gardening project with Turner’s House Trust which ran until June, our Wellbeing Centre recently launched a new art project with Turner’s House. The project is running for six weeks and is facilitated by local artists. You can see samples of the artwork below.
Our Wellbeing Centre is a referral-only project that offers a creative programme of activities including art, recovery workshops, yoga, creative writing, relaxation/reiki, and an exercise group. You can find more information here.
Pilates Peer Group - back in September
Our Pilates Peer Group is taking a break over the summer but it will be back in September at its usual time and venue: Fridays, 10.30-11.30am, at Oddfellows Hall, 15 Parkshot, Richmond, with our instructor Annmarie at the helm.
Annmarie’s weekly class focuses on encouraging participants to move mindfully and strengthen the connection between mind and body using the breath through a series of exercises performed on a mat. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of practicing Pilates for life including using the breath to energise, focus, and release tension and stress; developing strength and flexibility; and improving participants’ posture, joint mobility and balance.
So come along and trial a class! There is no need to book. Just turn up on the day and give it a go. The class costs £2 per person.
Pilates is one of 10 peer groups RB Mind currently offers. For more details contact: 07889 705 695 or email@example.com or visit our website here.
A Big Thank You to Big Yellow
We would like to say a very big thank you to Big Yellow Self Storage for continuing to help us with our storage needs. Big Yellow has helped us since 2016 to keep our venues tidy and uncluttered, which in turn has benefited the wellbeing of all who use them. Find out more about Big Yellow here.
Youth Workshops - booking for September
RB Mind delivers a range of youth wellbeing workshops in schools, colleges, youth centres and other settings within Richmond. Sessions are delivered by youth outreach volunteers who have experienced mental health difficulties and have undertaken training.
We have completed our last school wellbeing workshops for this academic year and we are now taking bookings for September. Our workshops include stress and anxiety, resilience and wellbeing, eating disorders, and depression.
We have now set up an account on AmazonSmile which means every time you shop on Amazon’s website a percentage of what you spend could be donated to us. To take advantage of this opportunity please visit https://smile.amazon.co.uk to register for an account and then select Richmond Borough Mind as your chosen charity. To support us please ensure you start your Amazon shopping at AmazonSmile.
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