Lois + Micheal + Qoy + Stop ECT + Reynold + Sophie + Natalie + Lauren + Hamid + Joao + Lowkey + Ash + Ingrid +






Natalie + Lauren


Ash + Ingrid


Qoy + Micheal

Talking about voice hearing ? Wendy


lots to do at Richmond libraries


World health organisation + UN commit to zero psychiatric coercion

High risk medicines: clozapine

Deaths unexplained, lives devastated: here’s another national tragedy hidden in plain sight

🇮🇪How Ireland transformed democracy


In diversity there is beauty and strength

Maya Angelou

poverty + health

The scale of the problem – Yarmouth

Medical gaslighting: when conditions turn out not to be ‘all in the mind'

Social Movements and NGOs: Can They Get Along?

The garden as refuge: The restorative power of green spaces and nature

There’s this misconception that anarchism means chaosBut the term means ‘without rulers’

We don’t expect people to organize for us We organize for ourselves”

Jen Angel

Lake Alice Psychiatric hospital

Can anyone defend this ?

Yet Electro Convulsive Treatment is still done worldwide + in the UK

Why do people turn a “blind” eye + say they can do nothing ?

For example health and well being boards + Integrated Care Boards

Does that makes them complicit in the crime?

Nazir thinks otherwise ?



Lucy Letby: Police urged to investigate hospital bosses for corporate manslaughter




Electro convulsive treatment appears to be banned in some parts of Australia



There is an international petition which has got over 134000 signatures



There is a UK petition



There is a survey regarding ECT


Electro convulsive treatment is a human rights abuse + must stop now


Campaign Against ECT Gains Traction in UK

MPs call for ban on electric shocks as mental health treatment

In the Courts, a Partial Win for Informed Consent and ECT Justice

Sue Cunliffe

Erika Civils

Am I invisible ?

Why are we stuck in hospital ?

Nobody listened to me

Number of autistic people in mental health hospitals: latest data

'Barbaric': Hundreds with learning disabilities kept locked up for years


Problem linked to local councils + housing? - Wendy

Dispatches : hospital undercover Are they safe?



We have published the latest data set showing human rights abuse within the Mental Health system – please see below + the website for further details


Revealed: Housing associations urged ministers to let them increase rents

community land trust – housing affordable

Healthy foundations: integrating housing as part of the mental health pathway

community powered NHS – animation

Insane trade


The real Tragedy of the Commons

We can reset the paradigm

We can move away from hyper-individualised accounts of people 'out for themselves' and work on creating the societal conditions for a community led approach

including Tolworth


The story of broke

First they came for…

Thank you EHRC

A community-powered NHS: making prevention a reality


time for Community power act

LBRUT should follow Hartlepool’s lead?

Camden Health + care citizen’s assembly

LBRUT should follow Camden’s lead?


Achieving food security through land reform

A future for all of us …

People power – love not hate

Human rights

Learning from other countries – energy


NHS paying £2bn a year to private hospitals for mental health patients

We could do so much with that money – Wendy


open dialogue

Inquiry investigates deaths of 1,500 NHS mental health patients in Essex

Not just Essex? - Wendy




Where we are born into privilege, we are charged with dismantling any myth of supremacy

Where we are born into struggle, we are charged with reclaiming our dignity, joy and liberation”

Adrienne Maree Brown

Why solidarity matters

Solidarity does not assume that our struggles are the same struggles, or that our pain is the same pain, or that our hope is for the same future

Solidarity requires commitment, and work, as well as the recognition that even if we do not have the same feelings, or the same lives, or the same bodies, we do live on common ground”

Sara Ahmed


5 steps to a Green New Deal

Can randomly selected citizens govern better than elected officials

The law in 60 seconds – legal aid for inquests video

Hillsborough law – duty of candour - would this help with our Freedom of information requests

Cannabis, ketamine and speed to be decriminalised in London by Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan’s call to introduce rent freezes in London is growing after the mayor called for the bold policy proposal once more to help Londoners

A shorter working week for Europe

Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias

Combatting Structural Racism and Classism in Psychiatry: An Interview with Helena Hansen

Suman Fernando’s book Institutional racism in psychiatry + clinical psychology

Mental Health Act reform: race and ethnic inequalities

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

People deprived of liberty due to misapplication of Mental Health + Capacity Acts


As a result of the Bournewood case the Mental capacity act came into being

The mental capacity act

Assume capacity

Best interest

Least restrictive

People can make what others would consider unwise decisions

Supported decision making

Capacity can easily be assessed

Can someone make a decision

Can they communicate the decision (not necessarily verbally)

Can they remember the decision



Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Out of sight- who cares

Half of people with a learning disability and autistic people reluctant to provide feedback on care

The authority gap: why women still aren’t taken seriously

Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions

Pathologized Since Eve: Jessica Taylor on Women, Trauma, and “Sexy but Psycho”

Report Finds Monitoring of Electroshock Treatment Unsafe

New Study Finds ECT Ineffective for Reducing Suicide Risk

We can STOP ECT with lasting power of attorney

A straight-talking introduction to Psychiatric drugs – the truth about how they work + how to come off them – Joanna Moncrieff

Provide Tapering Strips for People Who Want to Withdraw Safely from Psychotropic Drugs

Tapering strips

NICE Guideline Update Acknowledges Severe Antidepressant Withdrawal

Withdraw antidepressants gradually, says NICE draft guidance

NHS statistics show continuing rise in antidepressant prescribing

Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions

How universal basic income can tackle anxiety + depression

Long-term antipsychotic use linked to breast cancer

Government review finds 10% of drugs dispensed in England are pointless

Sedated, How Modern Capitalism Created our Mental Health Crisis - James Davies +

CRACKED – why psychiatry is doing more harm than good


Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: January to March 2021


Almost 4 in 10 adults earning less than £10,000 a year experienced depressive symptom compared with around 1 in 10 earning £50,000 or more”

The data shows what we know to be true: struggling with your mental health doesn’t happen in a vacuum


Why not Diagnose Social Conditions Instead of Individual Symptoms

Council of Europe Releases Report to Promote Voluntary Mental Health Treatment

The WHO Calls for Radical Change in Global Mental Health

the new WHO + UN guidance – psychiatry must entirely change

Strength based approach

Emotional CPR: Heart-Centered Peer Support

Website – Emotional CPR

How do we pay for a basic income


Welsh basic income pilot has been published

In a statement from Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice

The pilot will be targeted at care leavers

All young people leaving care that turn 18 over a 12-month period starting this summer will be invited to participate

That is expected to be about 500 people

Participants will receive the payments for 24 months starting from the month after their 18th birthday

A £1,600 a month basic income will be paid each month

Extending Welsh Universal basic income pilot to heavy industrial workers



A friend – walking for health

Thrive gardening charity

Castelnau Community Centre

Oliver Sacks

Suicide + co

Twickenham repair cafe – 3rd Saturday of each month 10:30 to 13:30

Together as one

Battersea Befriending Network

Ways to save money on bills

A life more wild

Ricky Reel

Disability student allowance

Pat Deegan

BBC radio 4 Is psychiatry working?

well-being courses at Kingston Adult Education

Lost souls poetry

A disorder 4 everyone

bipolar UK – Twickenham group

The power of now

Art + soul


£1 Concession Tickets for Kew Gardens

As part of their new 10-year strategy, Kew Gardens is committed to ensuring that cost is not a barrier to accessing their gardens in both Kew and Wakehurst

They have introduced a new admission price of £1 for anyone on Universal Credit, Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)

Visitors just need to present proof of their benefit on arrival to be eligible for the new concessionary ticket

Marble Hill House – FREE



every Friday 11am -1pm

Twickenham United reformed church

First Cross Road



Wild Mind Project


Good Climate News from Good Energy

How you can help birds and other wildlife now

Latest news from CAT 🍂


Transforming ordinary objects into gardening magic

Go behind the scenes at Conwy Suspension Bridge

How to attract more birds to your garden

Introducing our next major exhibition

Waxwings, waders and woodland wonders

Take a peek inside Frans Hals

Your winter events line-up

Where to see a Starling murmuration

Try something new in 2024

Get ready for Big Garden Birdwatch

Your gardening update from the RHS

Your Grow Your Own news for February

Lifelong friendships through community gardening

February in The Potting Shed

South Downs News - February 2024 🌠🌃

February Foraging Finds And Our Spring Courses

Thames festival trust

Get ready to count!

26 – 28 February

Community based organisations + community recommended organisations


Listen to act

Recovery in the bin


The Well

Heeley trust

Platfform: for mental health and social change




FEEL - Friends of East End Loonies

Speak out against psychiatry

Mad Pride campaign for psychiatric abolition


Surviving Antidepressants

A Caring Mind | A blog for carers of mental health


ADOODLE- community mapping


A disorder for everyone


Poverty eradication organisations + self-expression

Project 16:15


Right here


Frame works UK


Joseph Rowntree foundation (JRF)

21 February

29 February

UK Poverty 2023: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

UK Poverty 2024: The essential guide to understanding poverty in the UK

what's causing structural racism in housing

Elections Bill could disenfranchise millions of voters

Anxiety nation Economic insecurity and mental distress in 2020s Britain

Join JRF to support and grow economic and social futures that work for everyone

A framing toolkit: How to talk about homes

Framing in action!

Reboot: building a housing market that works for all

talking about homes:the foundation for a decent life


Journey to justice project


addressing poverty with lived experience (APLE)


Trussell trust

Lowri + Siobhan + Steve



National Survivors User Network (NSUN)

29 February

7 March


NSUN is a great organisation with a great newsletter …


You can sign up to it here


NSUN's strategic direction: redistributing power and resource in mental health


NSUN is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation


peer support charter


Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health


This week’s newsletter


NSUN also has a directory page here

What counts as mental health care ?

Funding grass-roots groups – welfare support + accessible transport



i do not want a seat at your table – co-production in mental health services

A blog by Amy Wells via the NSUN blog


Neoliberalism, Security and the Politics of Mental Health

An event recording by Medact via YouTube


Secret DWP reports link more deaths with systemic flaws

An article by John Pring via the Disability News Service


Whose camera is it anyway? The use of body-worn cameras in acute mental health wards

An article by Alison Faulkner via The Mental Elf


free our people now new campaign + network

Simone Aspis - Free Our People Now Project Manager on


or 07749 892 843


Whiteness as a chemical restraint in statutory guidance of the Mental Health units (Use of Force) Act 2018 – a tribute to Seni’s law + Aijibola Lewis

Blog by Colin King via NSUN


Work Under Capitalism is Making Us Mad

An interview with Micha Frazer-Carroll via Tribune


The festival building a future free from oppression

An article by Micha Frazer-Carroll via huck


mental health is not an individual problem

An interview by PE Moskowitz with Micha Frazer-Carroll and via Mental Health


NICE Guideline Update Acknowledges Severe Antidepressant Withdrawal


Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: January to March 2021


Almost 4 in 10 adults earning less than £10,000 a year experienced depressive symptom compared with around 1 in 10 earning £50,000 or more”

The data shows what we know to be true: struggling with your mental health doesn’t happen in a vacuum


Too Much


UKTC & Peer Power




Sounddelivery media



London Friend

Reach out


hand in hand peer travel buddy – mind Islington


advocacy academy

Galop launches the UK’s first ever LGBT+ Rape and Sexual Abuse Helpline

Lothlorien Therapeutic Community






Hear us – Croydon


Battersea Befriending Network





higher effect


Inclusion north


Community accountability peer support hub (CASH)


New website – For Women

Benefits Calculator – Turn2us

entitled to

The Public Law Project

The Good Lobby


Social Change Initiative


Charity so white


Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives

Survivor Researcher Network (SRN)


Inclusion London

Shaping our lives


Violence abuse + Mental Health Network


National Voices

Elect her community

Black Thrive

Black minds

Z2K – fighting poverty



Homelessness + renter organisations


Awaab’s law - to prevent any more children dying from damp and mouldy social housing - PETITION

Action on empty homes


Housing first England

Housing First news: research strengthens case for national Housing First roll-out

Michelle – housing first


including setting out core milestones along someone’s Housing First journey

Jade is a writer

Guidance on transferring Housing First providers

Housing First for Women: valuable lessons

Scotland's Housing First Pathfinder evaluation

Suicide Prevention and Postvention


HF4 Youth


Pavement magazine




75,000 women and their families are homeless in England

March 2023


There are 271,000 people without a home in England 123,000 of those are children

March 2023


Homelessness is spiralling

There are over 290,000 households facing homelessness in England

That’s a rise of 6% compared to the year before

Data for June 2023


131,000 children without a home in England –August 2023


309,000 people spending Christmas in a tiny hostel room or freezing in a doorway

data for December 2023


131,000 children experiencing homelessness and 1.2 million families on the social housing waiting list

Data for December 2023


We published a report about the impact of homelessness on children's education

In this report, we found that half (49%) of teachers in England work with children who are homeless – February 2024


We could end this with people power – community land trusts – people assemblies – Wendy

Museum of homelessness


Project 17

Art + homelessness international


London Renters Union

They get richer, we get sicker: report your disrepair!


Renters reform coalition

Single Homelessness Project



Cardboard citizen

28 February



Latest reports show 4,389 people slept rough in London between October and December 2023

a shocking 23% year-on-year increase



The passage

Renters reform coalition


Creative + nature + advocacy


The Poetry Society


Dragon Café

this week


Garden organic





Re: CREATE psychiatry

Living with Suicide

meet me where I am

Story Futures - update


Me and You and a Global Pandemic


Medicating Me: Personal Impressions of Psychiatric Medication

Speakeasy advocacy

Grace advocacy

Cambridge House


Advocacy focus


The Advocacy Project

20 February


National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTI)

5 March

6 March

11 March


Advocacy Charter

A review of advocacy for people with a learning disability and autistic people who are inpatients in mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospitals

Human rights in EASY READ

Valuing Community Led Support

strength based approaches training

strength based workshops

Mental health - a growing public health priority and human rights imperative


Seni’s Law – Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act 2018


People organised + information

Connected Kingston

help with food

money talk



Wildflower Alliance

Peer Respite Advocacy Week & Celebration!!

"How Big Pharma & Psychiatry Gaslight Us"

hearing voices family + friends group

The First LGBTQIA+ Peer Respite in the Country

The Hearing Voices Approach - Get Involved

A Statement on Israel and Palestine + Support Gatherings

Mental health, human rights and legislation: guidance and practice

WHO + UN report October 2023


Mad in the Family Monthly Newsletter

Concern as Proportion of Children in England on Antipsychotics Doubles

Seattle Schools Sue Tech Giants Over Social Media Harm


Critical psychiatry network


Council for evidence based psychiatry


Mad in America

9 March

Robert Whitaker Answers Reader Questions on Mad in America - the Biopsychosocial Model and Psychiatric History

Robert Whitaker Answers Reader Questions on Pharma Marketing and Psychiatric Drugs

Johann Hari


Martin Harrow: The Galileo of Modern Psychiatry (1933 – 2023)


Martin Harrow

In addition, global outcome for the group of patients with schizophrenia who were on antipsychotics was compared with the off- medication schizophrenia patients with similar prognostic status

Starting with the 45-year follow-up and extending to the 15- year follow-up

the off-medication subgroup tended to show better global outcomes at each follow up

I conclude that patients with schizophrenia not on antipsychotic medication for a long
period of time have significantly better global functioning than those on antipsychotics


Suman Fernando’s book Institutional racism in psychiatry + clinical psychology

Responsibility Without Blame in Therapeutic Communities: Interview with Philosopher Hanna Pickard

Reason and Madness: How Psychiatry Marginalizes Those Who Contradict Western Norms

Art, Music, Exercise, and More: What Are the Recommended Doses for Improving Mental Health

How Western Psychology Can Rip Indigenous Families Apart: An Interview with Elisa Lacerda-Vandenborn

Research Reveals Mental Health Professionals’ Participation in Rape Culture

Why are policies which affect so many lives based on such bad research ?


newsletter here


Hearing voices network (HVN)


London hearing voices network – update


Voice collective - update


Lisa hears voices





Spiritual crisis Network (SCN)


National SCN Community Forum


London SCN




Social Prescribing Network

14 march


including beyond the pill




Self- development


Our perspective on just about everything comes from the psychological cage we’ve been conditioned to live in

A cage created by

A difficult or disappointing experience

A privileged or sheltered life

Social influence

Pop-culture and mass-media stereotyping

And the list goes on
Gradually, unbeknownst to us, our cage—our conditioning—drains our mental energy, leaving us vulnerable to bad decision making

When we were young, we saw the world through simple, hopeful eyes

We knew what we wanted and we had no biases or concealed agendas

We liked people who smiled

We avoided people who frowned

We ate when we were hungry, drank when we were thirsty, and slept when we were tired
As we grew older our minds became gradually disillusioned by negative external influences

At some point we began to hesitate and question our instincts


Healing in Your Relationships

If you don’t allow yourself to move past what happened, what was said, what was felt, you will look at your present and future through that same dirty lens, and nothing will be able to focus your foggy judgment

Always be kinder than necessary

Forgive yourself for the bad decisions you made, for the times you lacked clarity, for the choices that hurt others and yourself

Some chapters in our lives have to close without closure

Be careful not to dehumanize people you disagree with

Being kind to someone you dislike doesn’t mean you’re fake

People tend to be more thoughtful and kinder when they have found a little happiness and peace of mind


How can I respond from a place of clarity and strength,

rather than continuing to react in anger and frustration to the painful experiences I've been forced to live through

Think about that question for a moment

Read it again, and sit with it

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, pause for a few seconds, take a few deep breaths, and make space for a healthy change of state—for something new to enter

It's time to consciously redirect your focus by taking it away from something unchangeable that drags you down, and instead zero it in on something small and actionable that moves you forward in the present moment


4 Hard Choices that Make You Happier in the Long Run

You can choose to be present when it would be easier to pick up your phone

You can choose to do a workout when it would be more comfortable to sit around

You can choose to create something special when it would be quicker to consume something mediocre

You can choose to invest in yourself when it would take less effort to procrastinate


Let Your Inner Child Out
Sometimes the grown up in you needs a break

So, every now and then, release your inner child and enjoy some carefree fun
See the world with childlike wonder

Ask lots of questions

Revisit one of your favourite childhood books or movies

How will you let your inner child come out to play


All You Need Is Less
If you're wanting more love, more peace, more meaning, more focus, you'll probably find that all you need is, less

Less expectations, less talk, less buying, less thinking, less stuff, less stress…

Are you ready for less


Involving Others in Decisions
How often do you involve others in the decision-making process

It makes sense to include those who are impacted by the decisions,

or those who will implement those decision

It increases their engagement and responsibility,

and having various perspectives can only lead to better outcomes
But involving others in decision-making takes time and resources

How do you figure out when to Involve others in the decision making, and when not to


Nourish with Happiness
Apparently, there is no nourishment like happiness

So are you nourishing yourself with happiness
Here are 3 ways to nourish yourself with happiness, everyday:
1) Feed yourself a dose of laughter (a good joke or a funny video clip)
2) Engage in one activity that makes you happy (gardening or cooking)
3) Create space to feel happy (a dose of gratitude or meditation)

Be Present to Prevent Stress

Whenever you find yourself stressing about getting things done or what’s going to happen

try this: be present

Firstly, become present to your emotions

your stress

and then, become present to what you’re doing and where you are

Be present and you may find that it helps you to feel less stressed

more relaxed

and be more effective and productive

Be more present and in the long term, you'll increase your stress resilience, and may even prevent feeling stressed


Growing through Life
Are you just going through life or are you growing through life
If you feel like you’re just going through the routine of life, nothing probably seems excitin

Why not grow through what you go through

Grow through life, and you'll most likely find learning and excitement even in the routine


Dreams Need Courage
No matter how much you’ve achieved or accomplished,

there’s always much more to explore

So have the courage to dream

Have the courage to define your dream clearly,

to go beyond any obstacles and reach for your dream,

even when you can't see what lies ahead
Dream and have the courage to make life an adventure worth exploring

Walk in Someone's Shoes

You know the saying about walking a mile in someone else’s shoes before judging them

Next time someone's being difficult, leave your opinions, assumptions and emotions aside for just a couple of minutes

Then, figuratively walk in their shoes, that is, try to see things from their perspective to understand where they're coming from
Even if we walk a mile in someone’s shoes,

we still can't judge them because we can never really know the reasoning behind someone's actions or what it’s like to be that person

So, just try to understand others as much as you can


The Three Questions
When you're confused and unsure about a decision, ask yourself three questions:

Who am I?

What is important to me?

What is my purpose?
The answers that arise will most probably lead you to clarity

Point of Light

If you're feeling low in energy, low in mood, try this simple meditation:
Bring your attention up through your body to a point in the middle of the forehead,

just above and behind the eyes, behind the mind
Begin to experience yourself as a point of concentrated energy,

a spark of light, full of radiance and positive energy
Feeling good, feeling re-energised, you’re ready to move on to whatever's next

Peace of Mind

Peace of mind comes not from wanting to change others, but by simply accepting them as they are
For your peace of mind, can you let go of what you want others to do or how you want them to be?

Can you accept everyone as they are?


Peace Takeaway

Sometimes it seems as if someone or something can so easily take away our peace

But actually, no one and nothing can take away our peace because peace is our natural state of being
Next time it feels like someone or something has taken away your peace, understand that you just got pulled away from your peace

Then, pull your attention away from everything else and return back to your natural state of peace


The Seed of Life

We are like a tree

the seed is the essence of who we are

our life-force

and our branches represent work, family, friends, health, dreams, ambitions

When the seed is vibrant, our life-force pulses through each branch to every single leaf
So, extend your branches in a joyful gesture and celebrate life

And when you feel overwhelmed by it all, concentrate on the seed and you’ll revitalise everything


What Are You Focusing On?
If you’re feeling anxious, ask yourself how much you are focusing on things that are outside your control
Every time you start focusing on what’s outside your control

gently bring your focus back to what is within your control

Do this and you'll start to feel less anxiety and more peace, and increase your capacity to deal with things


A therapist’s guide to self-care

Self-care is the practice of taking action to improve your health

We can do this regularly or just from time to time, but it’s important to turn this abstract concept into a concrete goal

I've written a blog on the ‘6 domains of self-care’, including my top tips on how to give yourself a little love

Physical self-care

This is about taking care of our physical body and getting back to basics

Eat regularly and in a way that nourishes your body

Exercise regularly

Boost your sleep


Psychological self-care

We all know it is important to take care of our mind

This might include seeing mental health professionals or simply doing things to help us recharge

Turn off phone notifications

Keep scheduled therapy appointments

Take time for reflection


Emotional self-care

This involves your relationship with yourself

Check in with your feelings and see how you’re doing

Keep a journal

Vent your frustrations

Engage in opportunities to create happiness


Physiotherapist – Working from home: 4 health hacks

Plump it up

Make your chair more ergonomic

Add cushions and a foot rest to take care of your lower back


Go for a raise

Try shaking up your desk design

Raising your laptop will help to protect your posture

Break it down

Take micro-breaks

Regular movement helps prevent muscular pains

Stretch yourself

That's it


Stretching at your desk will reduce the risk of muscle strain


3 simple techniques to help improve your breathing


Breathing control

This means just breathing easily, using the least effort

It helps you to relax

Place your hand on your tummy, below your ribs

Feel your tummy rise and fall as you breathe gently through your nose

Let go of any tension, just breathe as you need to

Deep breathing

This helps to fill the lower areas of your lungs

Take a long, slow deep breath in

At the end of the breath in, hold the air for 2 to 3 seconds before letting the air out gently

Try to keep your shoulders relaxed

Repeat for 3 or 4 deep breaths



This is a way of clearing mucus from your lungs

Take a breath in and then breathe it out quickly through your mouth, as if trying to mist up a mirror

Once any mucus has moved upwards, you should find it easier to cough it out But there is no need to try and force up mucus

Always finish with more relaxed breathing control (exercise 1) after the huffing exercise


A to Zzz our top tips for a good night's sleep


Be consistent

Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day – and avoid napping throughout the day, if possible

Create the right environment

When it is time for sleep, make sure your bedroom is quiet, dark and cool

(The NHS recommends 18-24C for adults and 16-20C for children)


Have a change of scene

If you find yourself unable to fall asleep, get out of bed and do something relaxing elsewhere
Try reading or drinking some non-caffeinated herbal tea, and stay off social media and news sites, which can often be


Action for Happiness

Friendly February

20 February


Happy Place


Self management UK


Oxford Mindfulness Centre


Coalition for Personalised Care



Angel + Marc

Self-Care Forum

Culture, Health & Wellbeing Alliance

Economics of happiness – local futures

Beyond Conspiracy: Framing Meaningful Activism


Gabor Maté supports the localization movement

Dr Gabor Maté on Mental Health and Localization

the corporation

the new corporation

Vandana – the power of people

Small, local and productive












Alzeimer's society


dementia UK






Share community


VITAL projects


Changing our lives


Challenging behaviour foundation


Disability Rights UK

19 February

Oppose The Shocking Government Bill Violating Privacy By Monitoring Benefits Claimant's Bank Accounts

Disability News Service

Equality Network

MND Association


Neurological alliance


National autism society


action-attainment – beyond autism


Land + other views

Humanists UK

Five ways religion intrudes on politics

Sacred or secular: rethinking public investment in church preservation

Education Policy Institute: disadvantaged pupils ‘less likely to be admitted’ to faith schools

Land justice UK – Land and Food

Homes for us


Global feedback


A win in the fight for land rights – PETITION


Land worker’s alliance


Human rights

Fawcett Society

Fabian Society

The British Institute of Human Rights


Just Fair

22 February

28 February

29 February

6 March

Equality + human rights commission


Fly the flag for human rights


Refugee action

The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

Migrants organised



12 March


Patients not passports – A toddler charged £70k for life saving NHS care – ACTION

Freedom from torture

Safe passage

Detention Action


WHICH - Food prices increasing


Third sector + campaigning


Third Sector – Governance bulletin

Latest accounts for the London Clinic show that the highest earner, who is not identified, received a salary package of between £510,000 and £520,000 in 2020

This is a charity – Wendy

Fifth former Oxfam GB staffer sanctioned after DRC sexual misconduct investigation

King Charles's charity warned over working in Bahrain

Church of England announces £100m fund after slavery links

Charity 'won't be silenced' by Israel blacklisting

Average CEO pay at large charities rises to £175,000, survey shows

Christian charity pledges £7m in reparation payments over its past links to slavery

Charity for single parents adopts four-day week

Paul Streets: Hope and optimism in Great Yarmouth


19 February

Healthy places, prosperous lives

Carnegie Trust

including kindness in public services



Fast minds – Kingston

Staywell - Kingston


kick it – stop smoking – kingston


Man + boy

well-being courses at Kingston Adult Education


Silverfit Kingston - over 45’s Fitness Sessions

contact jennifer@silverfit.org.uk


Kingston Voluntary Action (KVA)

4 in 10 children in London live in poverty

1 in 4 are living in poverty after housing costs

Source: London’s poverty profile 2021

Sheila McKechnie Foundation

Problem Tree planning tool

100 Campaigns that Changed the World podcast

Social change grid tool

28 February



Law for change

Green + Black cross

Support + more ideas

Amnesty International


Patient safety learning

Mental illness is a lie which causes untold damage

hospital safety for diabetes patients, institutional misogyny, climate change, and more…

Whistleblowing, patient feedback, visiting restrictions + events…

Latest hub highlights: Misogyny, crosswords, Ockenden…

Mind the implementation gap, vaccination programmes, mesh removal

Patients died after catalogue of errors by Priory mental health chain

Hundreds of thousands more women than men prescribed powerful anti-anxiety drugs ‘harder to come off than heroin’

Listening to families, safety management systems

including more events for example

Pinned down, force-fed and drugged into ‘zombie-like’ state: ‘Systemic abuse’ at children’s hospitals revealed

Huntercombe group : a mental health scandal


Systemic failures, PSIRF, surviving scrubs, and more…

including ombudsman raising concerns about human rights in Mental Health




Bed shortages, painful hysteroscopy, revised NatSSIPs, and more…

Prescribing antidepressants for chronic pain lacks evidence, experts say

Trust must pay £200k to whistleblower it subjected to ‘campaign of harassment’

Women’s healthcare in Britain ‘worse than in China and Saudi Arabia’

Three-quarters of children detained under mental health act are girls, new report warns

Trust spent £680k in failed attempt to fight whistleblower

The sinister side of medicine

Eight resources on eating disorders

Mothers and babies being put at risk due to unsafe NHS maternity services

Forgotten heroes, whistleblowing, thrombosis misdiagnosis

Leading for patient safety, ADHD diagnosis, private surgery

'Misogyny’ and ‘medical patriarchy’ widespread at major trust, reports find

The elephant in the room: Patient Safety and Integrated Care Systems

NHS trust to review all suicides since 2017

Drug firms funding UK patient groups that lobby for NHS approval of medicines

Trust given warning notice over rapid tranquillisation

World Patient Safety Day, Lucy Letby verdict, Patient Safety Partners

Co-production with communities as a solution to health inequalities

Long-lasting sexual dysfunction after taking antidepressants: Lack of recognition harmful to patients

duty of candour + PSIRF

Inpatient mental health – a digital desert

getting people to accept restraints – seclusion – electro convulsive treatment – forced imprisonment – forced medication as human rights abuse is an uphill struggle – Wendy


Patient Safety Commisioner

The Hughes report: options for redress for those harmed by valproate and pelvic mesh


Patient association

Manifesto 2024

Take patient partnership from theory to practice

Make increasing the availability of quality care a national priority

Place health at the heart of government

Deliver genuine two-way communication between patients and the NHS

Provide the workforce that patients need


Published guidance for Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) teams

the plan for health + care services to work with people + communities


Start engagement early

Provide clear and accessible public information

Build relationships with excluded groups

Co-produce and redesign services and tackle system priorities in partnership with people and communities


Nutrition Checklist

The NHS Constitution for England


PHSO wants help to improve its services – 13 March – 20 March by 3 March



Just Treatment

As laid out in this important article by clinical psychologist Sanah Ahsan

our current approach to mental health care is centred on purely medical responses to "individual" conditions

But we know that issues such as poverty, debt and housing play a huge role – in fact, 73% of Just Treatment supporters who filled out our recent survey on mental health cited material conditions as a key cause of poor mental health


EMAIL MP to stop Big Pharma ripping off NHS

Engage Britain





Suicide + co


Suicide Crisis


Citizen UK

Make every contact count – RESOURCES


Kings Fund

14 May

12 March

How can embracing positive disruption impact the changing nature of the workforce? - 19 March 2024

8 - 9 May – tackling health inequalities – the need for urgent action


you called we came”

open wounds - online

Transforming power relationships in partnership working

Power over

Power with

Power to

Power is seen as finite and zero-sum – you either have it or you don’t

Use of authority to coerce, control and repress others seeking to claim power

Power is negative and repressive and perpetuates inequity

Power with others through collective action and coalition

Mutual support, solidarity and collaboration

The power of humans to be agents of change and to exercise their agency

Health and Wellbeing Bulletin

Including poor health + housing + obesity + bad roads

Health Management and Policy Alert: 10 September 2021

Including Home for all

What is needed to reduce ethnic minority health inequalities

How much longer and further are health inequalities set to rise

How will integrated care systems work under the Health and Care Bill

Including details of a free course “an introduction to leading with kindness and compassion in health + social care


The power of those small acts of kindness


Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Discharge from mental health inpatient settings


What could provider collaboratives look like

Not really outcome-based commissioning? Certainly not people commissioning? – Wendy


UCL Institute of Health Equity

Health inequalities: Improving accountability in the NHS, August 2023


Natasha Devon


Brooke Siem

Westminster Health Forum - WHF - policy conference – PROVIDE FREE SPACES – JUST APPLY

22 March


Who cares 4 the carers

A relaxation technique to help you

Carers rights UK

Carers UK


Carers Trust

triangle of care


People’s theatre


Camden people’s theatre


Degenerate Fox Theatre


Underground lights

23 – 24 February

Brixton House


13 + 14 March

Call for Writing: Photography, Colonialism and Climate Justice


Somerset House


Somerset House Studios

Watermans – events

Exchange – Twickenham





Haldane society of socialist lawyers


Barefoot Lawyer

London legal support trust


Law centre Network

South West London Law centre


Leigh Day


Law for life

High pay centre


4 day working week


Platform London

Basic Income UK

Treating causes not symptoms

Video of launch for treating causes not symptoms: basic income as a public health measure

UBI gives people the chance to make their own choices, to make decisions for themselves, their communities, their households, their lives and their futures

UBI does everything from sharing out problems, to delivering a feminist vision to tackling the climate emergency, to stopping benefit traps

It does all those things, but ultimately UBI is democracy

Baroness Natalie Bennett


Every step we take towards a Basic Income will liberate power in the hands of the citizen

Paddy Ashdown


Andy Burnham joins call for basic income trial

Report from Manchester University

How universal basic income can tackle anxiety + depression

Stockton, California who released incredible results from the experiment there

Our proposal for a community led basic income pilot in Jarrow and Grange, East Finchley

A beginner’s guide to basic income costings

Universal basic income motion passed by Richmond Council



The world transformed

universal basic income discussion

community land trusts

Basic income + our mental health


Newsletter of the European Network for the Fair Sharing of Working Time


Invite your MP to the #FlexforAll briefing




Transform Justice

Prosecuting mental health – accountability or criminalisation

A different understanding How the CJS discriminates against those with autism

When should a family dispute end up in court

Barely legal - The experience of remote tribunal hearings

The forgotten people - Prisoners on remand in the pandemic

Does L&D stop the revolving door of police custody

Does diversion from court have an image problem

Computer says yes – you will pay a fine and get a criminal record

Swipe right to plead guilty

Children imprisoned on remand – the stark reality of racial bias

From cells to streets - the revolving door of crime and homelessness

Many on Mental Health wards are also homeless – from Manchester data – do we need to think about this differently ? - Wendy


Court Watch

Equal Justice USA



Truth, justice + accountability

Progress on the legal aid for inquests campaign

Deaths of racialised people in prison 2015 – 2022: Challenging racism and discrimination

Black men seven times more likely to die following police restraint but racism not being addressed

Family Consultation Day report on deaths of people with mental ill health, a learning disability or autism

👐New INQUEST podcast shines a light on powerful resistance by bereaved families

🔉LISTEN NOW: Podcast exploring policing's fatal consequences through the decades

🔉LISTEN NOW: New episode asking, from Cherry Groce to Chris Kaba, what happens when the police kill?

40 Years of INQUEST: Unlocking the truth


NO more deaths


Justice – EVENTS


Restorative justice 4 all


The Howard League

International Women’s Day

A day in the community where we celebrate and empower women

Unfortunately, for women in prison, today won’t be a day for celebrations

There were almost 5,000 receptions of women into prison last year, and more than half of them were for women on remand

Too many women are being swept up into the justice system when it is not necessary or appropriate

Most women in prison have a history of childhood abuse or trauma, they need a safe space and support


Prison life during the pandemic

International Women's Day and other news

Commission on Crime and Gambling Related Harms

Criminal justice lessons from across the globe


In the last year, prisoners self-harmed at a rate of once every 10 minutes

17 August 2022

Spark Inside


User Voice


Koestler Arts




American Mercinaries: Killing in Yemen on BBC Iplayer



Rainbow Migration

Happy LGBT+ History Month!🌈



Happy LGBT+ History Month!🌈


Decolonising futures




Equality act Japan


Liberty – know your rights

In many respects the Government’s plans laid out in the Queen’s Speech are even worse than anticipated

They include:

A so-called ‘Bill of Rights’

which would scrap the Human Rights Act and remove obligations on public bodies like local councils and government departments to treat people fairly

A Public Order Bill

which would force through the anti-protest measures that our mass public resistance defeated just a few months ago, such as criminalising ‘lock-on’ protests

A National Security Bill

handing state security services even more power and potentially threatening the work of journalists who uncover dark truths

Even after it suffered stinging defeats in the last Parliament, the Government is returning to force through unwanted and unpopular policies



Black lives matter


Fighting NHS Charging – What can you do now


Big brother watch

political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable

and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind

George Orwell


Why is PayPal trying to silence activists

our digital rights – EMAIL MP

Secret units SPYING on your speech

🎥Whistleblower: 'army spied on UK citizens'

Edward +Annie + David + Jeffrey + Thomas

🎥Inside the post-Snowden legal challenges

The HIDDEN costs of a digital pound – EMAIL MP

Stop the Met Police using facial recognition surveillance - PETITION

Minister meddled in facial recognition probe

Free e-book

🚨Stop Govt spying on all of our bank accounts

NETPOL – the network for police monitoring



Bhatt Murphy Solicitors


Public interest law centre

Spycops in CND: Request for information


Good Law project


Fair square


Other information sources


the voice

We need urgent action on Black mental health’


Full Fact

Toxic Bonds


Declassified UK

The Democracy Collaborative

Sanders and McDonnell on community wealth

The “Preston model”

Land banks and community land trusts

Community wealth building as health building

Scotland’s guide to community wealth building

wealth supremacy – how extractive economy + the biased rules of capitalism drive today’s crises

Democracy next

How to assemble a Citizens' Assembly: a guide!

Barack Obama Discusses Citizens’ Assemblies

A Blueprint for the EU Citizens' Assembly 🇪🇺


🪜Big questions, detailed answers: Our definitive How-To Guide to Citizens' Assemblies is here

🇮🇪How Ireland transformed democracy

people assemblies in German museums! 🇩🇪

Parkdale People’s Economy


Community wealth building comes to Scotland

How to Make a Democracy Economy

South Korea explores community wealth building

How NY can enter ‘a new era of public power’

A global beacon’ for community wealth

North Ayrshire Council in Scotland

a hunger for a new approach


Decolonising wealth project




Innovation is not designed to create happiness

It's designed a lot of the time to facilitate one's needs and desires, to stimulate desire and all of those kinds of things

It's certainly about doing all of that, but it's not about making the world better for people

And it's not about improving their lives in any way

It's about trying to actually create a world in which more profit is to be had


The one sector of government that doesn’t experience austerity is the military budget

To what degree is competition between states somehow rather related, tightly related, to the competition between capitalists


Cooperatives and socialism

cities after…

Office spaces as homes

Ask Prof Wolff: Is Nordic Socialism a Progressive Step

Swedish socialism undone

How Capitalism Shapes our Food

Coping with (and Resisting) Capitalism


Corporate watch


Tax Justice Network

You need to be very strong

To do the job that she did you really have to be your own person

You couldn’t be the kind of person who worries what people might think of you, and you really have to say, no, I’m not going to adapt, I’m not going to fall into that mould

I’m going to break it and keep breaking

Paul Caruana Galizia


Podcast: Tax Haven Ireland

Jersey’s Pandora’s Boxes: The Tax Justice Network podcast

The Swiss banking clean-up is a mirage

Butler Britain: PODCAST

10 measures to expose sanctioned Russian oligarchs’ hidden assets

'Non Doms' unmasked: PODCAST

📡Drug War Myths📡

Our tax system is broken – EMAIL MP

How City of London finance is making us poorer – infographic

people power

14 – 15 March


Tax Justice UK

Pandora Papers shows transparency failure is an accountability failure

The Prime Minister pays the same rate of tax as a teacher but earns £2.2 million


In a world struggling with a cost of living crisis recent research by Oxfam and ActionAid has shed light on a shocking reality

In 2021 and 2022 the world's 722 largest companies reaped windfall profits totalling a staggering $1 trillion annually

It couldn't be clearer that tackling the cost of living crisis requires a bold approach

This has to include higher taxes on both companies and the wealthy

The cost of living crisis affects ordinary individuals and families who struggle to make ends meet as prices soar for essential goods and services while wages struggle to keep pace

Meanwhile, wealthy corporations have seen their profits skyrocket during these challenging times


This discrepancy highlights the urgent need for systemic change

12 July 2023


Tax Watch UK

£2 billion in lost tech tax?

Open Democracy



Boomerang: Empire and Britain’s Economy - 18 April


Benefit crackdown will worsen an already terrible system

Universal basic income – 3 day week – well being / doughnut economy – we are not cogs in the capitalist system ? We are people End Wealth supremacy now ! - Wendy


How the DWP fought to withhold evidence its policies kill disabled people

information obtained using Freedom of Information act – Wendy


Exclusive: Cops share dozens of photos of dead bodies and crime scenes

information obtained using Freedom of Information act – Wendy


Holding COP28 in Dubai is a joke - Letting Charles open it is a bigger one

King Charles is a big landowner – land ownership is at the root of climate breakdown – Land justice now ! - end to wealth supremacy now ! - Wendy



information obtained using Freedom of Information act – Wendy


Government extensively profiled NHS doctor

information obtained using Freedom of Information act – Wendy


90% of Met officers disciplined for racism still work for force

Met Police officers kept jobs after sending racist and sexist messages

Revealed: Police began monitoring ‘social justice’ activity after BLM protests

Racism in UK maternal care: ‘Why aren’t we being listened to’

Women disproportionately affected by soaring Mental Health Act detentions

Synagogue church of all nations scandal

Men’s Catholic order gave secret millions to ‘deceptive’ anti-abortion centres


Forget GDP growth, it’s sustainable wellbeing we need to aim for

Finance firms gave Labour £2m in two years before banker bonuses U-turn

UK accused of being ‘complicit’ in Gaza deaths after giving Elbit new contract

Revealed: Landlords’ lobbying ahead of Sunak U-turn on green homes

Revealed: UK private tenants hit by record annual rent hikes

England could have built 22% more social homes last year with Rwanda budget

Landlords urged to ‘take advantage’ of soaring rents in ‘grotesque’ email

Private renters will face ‘winter of hardship’ after autumn statement

Eight landlord MPs spoke during debate on renters’ rights

Revealed: Housing associations urged ministers to let them increase rents

Landlords of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable tenants secretly lobbied the government to let them charge more rentwhile paying their executives nearly £300,000 a year each

Business as usual for EU and Azerbaijan amid Nagorno-Karabakh ‘ethnic cleansing’

The silent serial killer: 391 deaths in 25 years at the UK border

Omid + Saratch + Abd + Houmed + Husham +

Tomatoes + greed



Facebook whistleblowers in the UK

Why Facebook can’t fix itself

Hey, YouTube – leave our kids alone

What you need to know about Palantir, the US firm in line for a £480m NHS deal


Article 11 trust

Freedom of assembly


Campaign for freedom of information

ICO should end its near invisibility on FOI

Call for tougher FOI enforcement and other news

Encouraging FOI news

ICO action against government departments for FOI delays

Social housing and Freedom of Information

FOI challenges on national security, social housing and the environment


Heather Brooke


Index on censorship


Music and protest - Iranian rap to Fairytale of New York - Censoring pro-Palestinian art - Goodbye to Kissinge

Hacking is far more than a security issue. It chills free speech

We must not stay silent on Iran’s use of the death penalty

26 February


Project Censored


Freedom film network

Article 19 – defending freedom of expression + information

What we want for the internet cannot be accomplished with the state of concentration we currently have…

Because concentration creates bottlenecks of power

Agustina Del Campo, free speech expert


Anger is not sufficient to maintain motivation over time;

you also need to have hope,

and to believe that you can make a difference

Kathryn Sikkink, author and human rights academic


It is beyond outrageous that the authorities plan to deprive millions of girls and women of access to schools and universities and the right to education in a bid to subdue their spirit of resistance and freedom-seeking

Saloua Ghazouani, ARTICLE 19’s Director for Middle East and North Africa


I chose journalism to be close to people

It might not be easy to change the reality, but at least I could bring their voice to the world

Shireen Abu Akleh - Palestinian–American journalist

Protecting the Right to Protest

How can we end violence against women journalists?

75 years on: How human rights heroes create change

social media4peace +

Belarus: Time to make some noise

tackling hate speech online



Younger people


Nobody is normal






Home start


Plan International UK


Charlie Waller


we are the agenda


Young Minds

Society needs to change Have your say on how

Supporting your child with anxiety



Tips for coping with peer pressure

Toxic masculinity and mental health

self care

tips on the start of your eating disorder recovery journey

Rediscovering your identity in eating disorder recovery

Tips for coping in these anxious times


Read our tips and advice for supporting a friend

new resource on panic attacks

Free online training

building positive mental health – including worksheets

culturally-informed guides with young people

support if you are experiencing Islamophobia

What to do if you’re experiencing eating problem

A guide to eating problems for parents/carers

How to support a friend with an eating disorder

How to have a conversation with young people about mental health

Stress bucket – video

Five tips for looking after yourself during family arguments

How I'm learning to cope with travel anxiety



Assembly - Malala

Fighting for the right to learn 🎓

From Afghan girls, to you: “our story is full of hope”

My body - my sanctuary - how body shaming affects girls beyond self-esteem

From Guyana to Indonesia, Assembly is the place for girls' voices 📢

When the world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful 🌟

"Stay true to what you believe in and let your art reflect it" 🎨

"We are here to get our futures back" 🌟✊🌎

My unforgettable chat with Malala in Brazil 🌟

Brazilian girls are deciding their future 🇧🇷

Nelson + Malala

Girls Are Taking Over 🙌


Girls like me are taking action – EMAIL MP

Girls forced to marry – PETITION


Coram’s Young Citizens


End violence against women + girls


Young Women's Trust

Women’s Aid

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

10 November 2022 – Report - Key perinatal mental health findings

40%of deaths within the year after pregnancy were from mental health-related causes

Suicide remains the leading cause of direct maternal death in the first postnatal year

Suicide during pregnancy or up to six weeks after is increasing:
In 2020, women were three times more likely to die by suicide during this period compared to 2017-19

Very few women who died by suicide in 2020 had formal mental health diagnoses, but significant numbers had a history of trauma

Maternal mental health briefing for integrated care systems

We want all integrated care boards and partnerships to work collectively across the NHS, local government, other public services, and voluntary sector organisations to provide services that support maternal mental health, reduce health inequalities and use public money wisely so that all women and their families can access the care they need


20 March


Maternity Action

free adviser training to March 2024


The Loss Collective


The Miscarriage Association


The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust




The Birth Trauma Association


Antenatal Results and Choices

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

Twins Trust Bereavement Service


The Lullaby Trust


Off the record – BRISTOL


The Purple Elephant Project


Arts Emergency

Child poverty action group


Fantastic for families


Family lives – update

preparing your teenager for adulthood



Ask pornography sites and the government to protect children more


Government bodies

mental health act statistics – annual figures 2021 - 22


Still, we suffer – Wendy


Draft mental health bill 2022

draft mental health bill – EASY READ


Mental Health Strategy Delivery Plan for 2022/23

Rapid review into data on mental health inpatient settings: final report and recommendations

Proposed NHS mental health access standards for patients

Energy Bills Support Scheme explainer

Decision aid to guide healthcare professional-patient discussions on sleeping pill prescriptions published

Government must act now to protect tenants from ‘catastrophic’ impact of poor housing on health, warn MPs

Health research authority (HRA)


Health quality improvement partnership (HQIP)

Care quality commission - CQC

From Paternalism to human rights

Joanna Moncrieff

Restraint, segregation and seclusion review: progress report

Out of sight- who cares

Who I am Matters – A report into the experiences of being in hospital for people with a learning disability and autistic people

Our revised plan and approach for transformation

Restrictive practice — a failure of person-centred care planning?

Our approach to assessing local authorities

Pop up care homes

National Audit office

Organised crime may be profiting from student loan fraud worth £60m – report

Improving productivity could release tens of billions for government priorities


Office for National Statistics

A report from the Office of National Statistics revealed an estimated 778 people died in England and Wales while homeless in 2019 – an annual increase of 7%

This is the fifth year in a row that the number of people who have died has increased

It is the highest number since records began

The lasting impact of violence against women and girls

Beneath our feet: improving estimates of UK land value

ONS blog - Inclusive measures of growth – How ONS is moving Beyond GDP

Imprisonment of young adults

Boosting the UK’s research capabilities to help solve the challenges of the day

Geographic divide in health, disability and unpaid care

ONS - Disability: When the numbers alone are simply not enough

Measuring well-being

Census 2021 – Shining a light on the population




Ombudsman news special – annual review launched

local government + social care ombudsman – update

Ombudsman considers everyday human rights in new report

Broken trust: making patient safety more than just a promise


local government association (LGA)

Inclusive economies and healthy futures: Supporting place-based action to reduce health inequalities

Debate Not Hate: the impact of abuse on local democracy

improvement + innovation

Get in on the Act: Mental Health Act 2022

upcoming events



London Assembly

Help with cost of living hub

Energy advice london

older londoners

Public meetings

Including monthly Mayor’s Question time

free school meals in London to 2025


My society – including support with FOI requests


PETITION – Vital information hidden



Stop talking and take action: working together to tackle health inequalities

19 March


Health and Social Care Committee

Health + Safety Executive (HSE)


Adult social care update


Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

New end of life and palliative care report

SCIELine: New strengths-based approaches resources and learning

free mental capacity act e-learning +

My day my way

Strengths-based practice for council services and more

Strengths-based leadership / safeguarding / workforce

what is strong rather than what is wrong

Strengths – based approaches

Covid-19, learning disabilities and autism

Why are we stuck in hospital ?

Nobody listened to me

John Evans

Events to March2024

Accelerating reform




Healthwatch Wandsworth


Enough is enough - Hard-hitting report tackles ongoing health inequalities in mental health services


Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (WCEN)

In the UK, people with brown skin are being denied equal and compassionate mental health care

They are more likely to be brought to and kept in hospital without their consent

They are more likely to access mental health services through the police and criminal justice systems, and to find themselves unwell and back again once released

People with brown skin, particularly men, are more likely to be forcibly restrained and given more than the recommended amount of medication

WCEN 2021








Shared lives plus






Rethink Advocacy


Wandsworth Adult social care




Richmond community drug + alcohol service (RCDAS)

Mon – Weds – Thursday – Friday – 9am to 430pm

Tuesday 9am to 1pm women only

Tuesday 1pm to 430pm

Ilex House

Unit 2

94 Holly Road


0203 228 3020


Mortlake community association


Cooking up

Whitton Network

part of Neighbourhood care group


SW LONDON ICS – update


Richmond town centre has a new ‘Safe Space’ on Friday and Saturday nights


Arts Richmond


Richmond MIND

Hearing Voices Group +

sometimes we do not realise we are lonely

We’re expanding our Psychotherapy and Counselling service and looking for new members of the team

mindfulness – weekly from October 2022 to July 2024

Mental Health Act stats demonstrate increasing racial injustice

well-being walks

well being centre

Art Group

Basic art materials are provided

The group takes place every Wednesday – 1-2.30pm at the Vineyard Café in Richmond



Compared to other London boroughs Richmond has

The highest rate of hospital admission for mental health

The second highest rate of admission for self-harm

The 4th worst youth wellbeing score

A third of those aged 16-19 already have a mental health diagnosis

Statistics from the Richmond Borough Health and Care Plan 2019-2021 and the Mental Health Needs Assessment 2022

Your ideas wanted

contact engagement@rbmind.org


Join carers community

contact carers@rbmind.org


Mind responds to announcement of Work Capability Assessment reforms



Bridge the gap – support booklet

housing repair survey



Together as one


Still building bridges


Richmond Aid


Dose of Nature

Rape crisis


Everyone’s invited




Aurora New Dawn


Off the record – Twickenham


Look ahead


Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College


United response


Choice support


Richmond film society


Healthwatch Richmond

Guide to Richmond’s NHS, Care & Support

Help with the cost of living - information event; and Support with accessing food and other needs All useful info for you

Money worries?

Affecting your mental health?

Lots of info and assistance available

Focus group discussion for parents of children with SEND

breast cancer screening survey for the NHS; and - Learn the signs of sepsis

Consultation about location of specialist cancer treatments for children; plus resources to help if your child seems unwell

Persistent cough? get it checked by your GP

Connect to Tech staying safe FREE online workshop +Arts Richmond Young Writer's Competition

Lung Cancer

Connect to Tech

Providing healthcare that works for you - have your say! Health services available at your GP surgery

Anti-Bullying week - Make a noise! Plus help with cyber-bullying

Screening children for Type 1 diabetes risk; Proposals for children's cancer services location

Winter fun programme for young people

Accessing your GP records online - Keep safe and warm in cold weather

Holiday help resources - Avoiding holiday scams - Survey about experiences of care - supporting people in distress

Bowel cancer

end-of-life compassionate support

22 February


Richmond CVS

Including Directory of services

free 1-2-1 digital support

Talking Bubble – Telephone Befriending with Language Options

Free home sensors for unpaid carers in Richmond

NHS South West London Integrated Care System: News & First Meeting


Winter Engagement Fund 2023/2024

Children and Young Peoples Digest February 2024

22 February

8 March


One Richmond


The sleep charity


Richmond council – LBRUT – events + news

Careplace – Richmond

Struggling to pay your fuel bills The Council can help

Richmond Furniture Scheme

Fuel Grant Scheme

Additional grants are also available from the Household Support Fund for food, bills and other essential items, via Citizens Advice Richmond and Richmond AID

Free home sensors for unpaid carers in Richmond

cost of living hub

Mental Health Awareness Week: Coping with feelings of anxiety

Free minibus service to Richmond Park

February with Richmond Libraries


Centre for Governance + Scrutiny (CfGS)

19 February

27 February

18 March

council constitutions owned + understood by all

Including Anticipating, managing + adapting framework

governance & scrutiny newsletter

including the review of council constitutions + the operation of schemes of delegation for decision making


The listening circle

My life films charity


Inspired Hub





Alliance Art


West London Queer project


Hounslow Healthwatch

You can find details of health services in your area from NHS Choices

Call 999 for emergency services

Emergency and urgent care health services – 111

Hounslow Council: Out of hours social care support – 020 8583 2222 For more information please click here

Hounslow Council: For more information on Adult social care, please click here

Hounslow Council: For more information on Children and families, please click here

CarePlace: Provides a Directory of Services, Information and Guidance enabling direct access to local care and community services For more information, please clickh ere

West London NHS Trust – Mental health crisis: 24-hour helpline 0800 328 4444 For more information, please click here

safe space Hounslow crisis helpline – 0203 475 5185 – 11am to 11pm – 365 days per year


Hounslow Council

19 February

28 February


Hounslow matters weekly newsletter

Thrive weekly newsletter - including events

carers newsletter


The Night Shelter based at Holy Trinity Church – Hounslow

Is open every night across the Christmas period

Runs right up until March for those seeking shelter through referral by the Council's rough sleeping outreach team



Heston Repair Café



Food for thought

Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter OBE has today offered support for Hounslow Council’s trailblazing new programme

Grow for the Future

a first-of-its-kind policy in the UK to turn wasteland across the London borough into new allotments - community gardens and orchards to grow food and pair them with local schools to teach children about healthy living - sustainability and biodiversity

Heston farm community space to grow fruit + vegetables – get involved


Free trees


English lessons for asylum seekers



Cost of living + general support

Hounslow House

Fridays – 10 -1pm

gambling support

baby cafe

Diabetes REWIND programme


Bell Square – what’s on




Hounslow Wellbeing network


Sutton +

Sutton Healthwatch – Mental Well Being

Mental Health Foundation

The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK

what drives health inequalities


Mental health tips

Mental health and the cost-of-living crisis report: another pandemic in the making?

Check out our ways to cope with anxiety

Working at system level to eradicate health inequalities for the UK’s black community

A pebble in a still pond: the impact of community-led work on health inequalities


Sutton Mental Health Foundation

Sutton Wellbeing Line

We all get more forgetful as we get older, but there are things you can do about it

The way you live your life, and in particular the way in which you eat,

can make a huge difference to your memory, slowing down cognitive decline or even reversing it

update 🍂🍄🍃


Westminster Drug project (WDP)

Mental Health Mates


The Health Foundation

How less pay has affected people's mental health and wellbeing

Action as an antidote to despair

Putting people at the heart of data-driven health systems to address inequalities

Taking action to build good health

including importance of social determinants

Let’s talk differently about health: why framing matters

A framework for NHS action on social determinants of health

A time for radical innovation and improvement

What’s important when building a strong learning community to drive improvement?

Can automation help with growing dissatisfaction among GPs?

Why housing matters for health

Moving to healthy homes

Wall-to-wall support: joining up public services and housing for vulnerable children, young people and families

This report argues that public services need to be more effectively joined up

It finds that a lack of joined-up public services is costing government up to £4.3 billion every year

These costs are a direct result of additional use of government services, such as housing or health, by young people and families who did not access adequate support or early help when they needed it


The NHS was never meant to go it alone


Doing more for less? A mixed-methods analysis of the experience of primary care networks in socioeconomically deprived areas



28 February

6 March


Good things Foundation


Think Ahead

PCCS Books – Including Joanna Moncrieff’s book A straight talking introduction to psychiatric drugs – the truth about how they work + how to come off them

Black Identities – Student Discount – Hearing Voices – Wild Therapy

Therapists Challenging Racism and Oppression: The unheard voices




Camden +


Side by side


Let’s talk Islington

StopSIM Coalition Petition


Oxevision cameras and the Trust now in the Independent

Conversations Around Loneliness & Mental Health booklet


Make art from home – 27 February




Body worn cameras

Any thoughts please contact


DIALOG+ and the Recovery Star


Dear Friends,

I was wondering if you have experience of either DIALOG+ or the Recovery Star

(or other stars – more about those here:History of the star+Recovery star 4)

There was an element of co-production in the Recovery Star for Mental Health, and there has since been an Un-Recovery Star, also from the user-survivor movement which outlines the things that work against our recovery

These are the questions that the DIALOG

tool asks

and these are the areas of the 4th Edition Recovery star

Note that it used to contain “work” but this has been dropped now


The Recovery Star covers ten outcome areas:

Managing mental health

Physical health

Living skills

Friends and community

Use of time


Addictive behaviour


Identity and self-esteem

Trust and hope


The Recovery Star (4th Edition) is underpinned by a five-stage, ten step Journey of Change model:


Stuck (1-2)

Accepting help (3-4)

Believing and trying (5-6)

Learning (7-8)

Self-reliance (9-10)


I would be interested to hear your opinions and in particular how you think they compare





Stuart Low Trust


Find a balance


Stress Project


Mental Health collective


Support After Suicide

No Panic


McPin Involvement Bulletin - Issue 48 - December 2023

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry which uses the format of three lines

Here are our haikus

We hope you enjoy reading them

The Benefits System:
I have no money
Brown envelope arrives, phew
Do I deserve it?

You pray to their gods
Then, under your burning cross,
You murdered them all

Feeding me with lies
Why not report some good news?
Keeping me in fear


Benefits + Work


Pay PIP Now

It’s OK to not feel OK during challenging times


Codependency- The Unexpected Addicts

Inner Space


Free space Project



Kingston Hospital’s Health Talks podcast

South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust


Black thoughts 1st + 3rd Thursday of month 6.30 – 8pm



carers workshop – 26 March



Hope in depression

South London listens


We add Heart

ELFT Trustalk Magazine


Every mind matter – NHS




Sir Ken Robinson


Level 2 Qualifications – Without paying a penny

Covid-19: how tech could transform education

we find any learner – free training

London school of Economics – EVENTS



Power to people




LGBT Foundation




London Friend







SOS (Silence Of Suicide)





Citizens commission on human rights international – the MH industry watchdog

Ban Electro convulsive treatment – PETITION

New black box warning ⬛💊

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦Let's get the FDA to do its job

🔎💊Drugging Foster Care Children

World health organisation + UN commit to zero psychiatric coercion

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Forced Psychiatric Practices

Including Electro convulsive treatment - this report is many years old (2018) so why no action locally from Health + well-being board + Integrated Care Board ? - despite knowing about the issue ? - are these boards failing us ? - Wendy


Time magazine wrote :-

America has reached peak therapy why is our Mental Health getting worse ?

which states

research suggests both misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis are common in psychiatry

One 2019 study even concluded that the criteria underlying psychiatric diagnoses are 'scientifically meaningless' due to their inconsistent metrics, overlapping symptoms, and limited scope

That's a sobering conclusion because diagnosis largely determines treatment

We need to look at “social determinates”of well being ?

Power to people ?

Housing + income ?

Well being / doughnut economies ? - Wendy









participatory budgeting


Common Wealth

Anti – slavery

Human dignity trust

Transform trade


Not to spoil the mood this Valentine's Day... ❤️

Citizen Network

New Economics Foundation

Why antiracism means anticapitalism

People on the lowest incomes are paying even more of their salaries in tax under this government

Why the climate crisis means higher prices


well being economy – Wakefield

building a well being economy
do not believe the hype

Well being economy now ? - Wendy


The community right to buy

We need universal basic services to tackle the climate crisis

Why carbon taxes should be spent on insulating the UK’s draughty homes

Government will pay landlords 5 times more than it will spend on affordable housing in next 4 years

The £58bn housing benefit bill dwarfs the £115bn Affordable Homes Programme


building a well being economy

From compliance to engagement

The best things do come through big, bold change

The community right to buy

Trapped in poverty by our social security system

There are other ways to tackle the cost of living crisis — just ask France and Spain



Edge Fund

The social Guarantee


Locality – the power of community

community power revolution –manifesto

Introduce a Community Power Act

Create a National Community Ownership Strategy

Put communities in charge of local economic development

Make collaboration – not competition - the guiding principle of public services

Champion community-led housing and neighbourhood planning


Keep it local for better health


use collective intelligence to solve public problems


Five stories of change for a sustainable future

Including South Korea’s Green new Deal

wealth + income inequality

20 March

10 April

16 April

7 May


Directory of Social Change people to work a four-day week


Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES)

Re-thinking power

Delivering the doughnut…

community wealth building: a history

A roadmap for asset ownership

Raising council tax won’t fix local government

Levelling up paper falls way short of what is needed

growth for growth sake

Building community wealth in Lewes

community right to buy

Community-led development: a roadmap for asset ownership

Building Community Wealth in Scotland

a new vision for community wealth and power

Can freeports be fair?

4 day week



It’s not about us asking for trust, it’s about us radically trusting citizens

Audrey Tang


We're witnessing a fundamental shift in public participation patterns

Community members want to participate on their terms and on their preferred platforms


4 June – stronger things together 2024


A community-powered NHS: making prevention a reality

How community power can save money and reduce demand on public services

It's time for a Community Power Act

Community engagement and the power of ‘what if?’

Place-Based Public Service Budgets: Making Public Money Work Better for Communities






New Citizenship project

February including training


19 February

20 February

Tech-Enhanced Citizens’ Assemblies: Toward a more healthy and constructive democracy

🏡 New paper: Six ways to democratise city planning




Resolution Foundation

19 February

21 February

29 February

7 March

Power to change

buying 11 coastal houses from the council for £1 – community land trust

Unlocking the potential of community energy

community ownership

Onion Collective

Plunkett Foundation – events +

social enterprise UK

Deveron Projects

Equally ours

the impact of the Equality Act 2010, gender equality in local councils, and why voter ID is a disproportionate solution



Conversion therapy includes medical, psychiatric, psychological, religious, cultural or any other interventions that seek to change, “cure”, or suppress the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of a person

Figures from the UK Government’s National LGBT Survey found that:

7% of LGBT people have been offered or undergone conversion therapy

10 % of asexual people have been offered or undergone conversion therapy

13% of trans people have been offered or undergone conversion therapy

At home early medical abortions, ethnicity and heightened risk poverty, racism and the environmental emergency, and more

Youth-led change making and activism, age dispute process puts refugee children, reporting on child sexual abuse

Equality Trust blog: Why do we need to talk about mental illness, shame, stigma and inequality

Inquiry on Human Rights of asylum seekers, gendered impact of the cost-of-living crisis, and the state of homelessness

civil society to address human rights and climate change, fairness in enterprise, equal pay advice service, and more

Defending our human rights

Decolonising economics


Out + about + Nature

Baker Street Irregular Astronomers


Centre for ecotherapy


Green Gyms


Real junk food project – twickenham

Capital Growth – Training + events

Can urban food growing tackle the climate and nature emergency

including community assets – Wendy

Sustainable Food Trust

The Story of Umgibe: A farm in a plastic bag



Root to work - update

Food cycle

No child left behind


sign open letter

Food foundation

food the future🍜

National Trust

Soil association

Beneath the Surface 🎄

Sprouting success 🌱

Worm hunt + 🪱


John Muir Trust



Black dog outdoors

National Park City Foundation

From 1 February visit at 109 Fleet Street in the afternoon for exciting stuff

Heritage Open Days

Habitats & Heritage

Wildfowl + Wetlands Trust


National archives

Celebrate LGBT+ History Month with us!


Black Cultural Archives

Commemorate the 75th anniversary of Windrush 📣


Champion, Empower & Disrupt


Activate Collective

Living Streets

LGBTQ+ hidden history walks



for 2 claires

National Portrait Gallery

Sound bath healing

All change art

Arts activism + cultural exchange

Co-op Community Fund and All Change


Collective Arts


Co-Production Collective

Conquest Art


Art Emergency


Art UK

Experience the world through art 🌍

Sun, sea, sand and art 🏖️

Sound and vision 🎶🖼️

We ❤️ sculpture!

LGBTQ+ artists 🌈

Murals in UK

Learning and creativity for all 🖌️

21 February


64 Million Artists

Solidarity Knows No Borders

story of an object🧶

drawing 🎨🖌️🖼️

imprint 👣

things in common💐

creating art from things around you🪁

cooking 🧑‍🍳

pick me up🤩

sign name🧏

🕺dancing 💃


🎁Free resources and training


There is an alternative (TIALT)


Street wisdom


Ignite Imaginations – latest news

14 March

5 March


Tangled feet


The Daily Haiku


Film Oxford




Abbianca Makoni – GXNG GIRLS


Otakar Kraus Music Trust



What Works Wellbeing

Beyond GDP what matters to national well- being

Understanding how agency and control matters for community wellbeing

Belonging and wellbeing through physical activity

Housing and wellbeing: insights from English Housing Survey data

New Zealand Living Standards Framework update and first wellbeing report

Personal power: reframing the locus of control

Social Value UK




29 February


Peer Support




Restraint reduction network

Cure Mental Health

Essex Mental Health deaths

Parliament debates current toothless inquiry to be a full Statutory Public Inquiry 31 January2023


Professor Simon Baron-Cohen declares support for Statutory Public Inquiry in to Essex MH Services

Essex mental health patient deaths probe calls backed by professor

Our Autism scandal

Amy + Dannielle + Lauren + Shaun

NHS mental health services set to face full public inquiry to force staff to give evidence

Failure to 'appropriately assess' girl, 17, contributed to her suicide, coroner says - PETITION


Essex Mental Health Inquiry: Chair renews push for legal powers decision

Edwige Nsilu: Inquest opens into death of young woman at mental health unit in Basildon, Essex

Essex mental health staff fell asleep on duty, inspection found

Julia + Chris

Not Westminster


Stir to action


Sisters of Frida


Transforming communities for inclusion


Safe place



According to govuk at least 30% of prisoners have learning difficulties and/or disabilities

Hub of hope is 4 years’ old



Chasing the stigma


The survivors trust


Healing Justice

including events

Self- injury Support

Beyond Equality


The equality trust


"These stories have incredible value": the impact of our work in Birmingham


Intentional Peer Support



Academy of Peer-supported Open Dialogue


Little Village




Battersea Befriending Network




Freecycle network

Friends, Families and Travellers

Challenging the police act

Community catalysts CIC – update

Women’s aid

Centre for Mental Health

the power of ordinary

Big ideas for dismantling mental health inequalities

Mental health, nature and gardens: expanding the narrative

How local councils can support better mental health for all

Finding ways to end the toxic impacts of poverty: our first Festival of Ideas event

How can local councils know if their mental health services are working well?

Championing trans and non-binary people's mental health

made in community

Mental health and the climate crisis

Building a mentally healthier nation

A constant battle: exploring the intergenerational consequences of racism in the UK

It's a constant battle that knocks you

Men's mental health month

How can we give every child a mentally healthy start in life?

Pursuing racial justice in mental health

Mental health figures 2024 – the problems


idea of golden triangle of influence


Lived experience


Good Grief




Cruse Bereavement Care


Death cafe


Men's shed

shoulder to shoulder




Centre for ageing better

Good homes for all: a proposal to fix England's housing


Independent Age

Our research

has found that one in six older renters have less than £100 disposable income a month after their rent

That’s just not enough to live on, and leaving many stressed and anxious about how they’ll pay for the essentials

52% of older people on a low household income were unaware of broadband social tariffs before taking the survey


September 2023


Ending discrimination for older renters

National pensioners convention


Age UK


Compassion in Dying


Age UK – RICHMOND runs FREE IT courses +


In common


University of the third age





our report reveals voters now have little faith that our political system can address the big challenges of our time:

🌡️51% say the system is unable to address the critical issue of climate transition

📈50% don’t think the system can fix inflation and avoid economic turmoil

🌍63% don’t believe it can help us find a better approach to immigration

🚨63% say our politics is failing on wealth inequality

🏘️64% believe the system isn’t able to cope with the housing crisis


But it’s even worse than that:

🤑73% of voters believe the political system mostly serves the rich and the powerful

71% say it doesn’t work for ordinary people

🤲63% say it puts too much power in the hands of a small number of swing voters

64% see the system as too short-term

💂67% judge it as far too London centric

64% think the system cannot bring people together and unite the country


John + Neal

Old power v New Power ? People before profit ? -Wendy


Citizen control

Degree of citizen power

Delegated power



Degree of tokenism




Non participation



Old power

New power



Held by few

Made by many

Pushed down

Pulled in







Left Unity


Transform politics

Electoral Reform Society

How honourable are honours lists?

Including Welsh government progressive electoral reforms

The Non-Battleground Election: Millions of voters are ignored

Including Liz Truss appointed one peer for every 1.5 days she served as Prime Minister

Trump shows how First Past the Post gives the keys to extremists

First past the post distorts public opinion on small boats

Wales lead the way

devolving power to the people ? - Wendy


Make votes matter


Trust the people

Flatpack Democracy


Open space principles:

Whoever comes are the right people

Whenever it starts is the right time

When it’s over, it’s over

Whatever happens it is the only thing that could happen


Take the jump


Centre for social justice

Trust for London

Millions of Londoners below minimum income standard

including open letter on temporary housing + other amazing stuff – including peer research – Wendy


St.Giles Trust


Debt Justice

council tax debt making people destitute

Together against debt – The people’s manifesto


People of the global South have been rendered vulnerable to climate change because of poverty

Discrimination and precarious living conditions are intensified under this ever-rising debt problem

The global financial system is extractivist in essence –

[characterised by] the extraction of human and natural resources for the relentless pursuit of profit and the ever-increasing use of fossil fuels"
Mae Buenaventura, Asian People's Movement on Debt and Development

This week in weed


Marijuana Justice


Unlock democracy

3 out of 47


Taxpayers’ alliance

Dealing with HMRC is a famously laborious experience but they’re very aware that while members of the public might not like paying taxes, most of them tend to play by the rules

Sadly, we can’t say the same about our universal credit system

The Public Interest Law Centre recently pointed to an example of a client who had been asked for a “photo of you next to your street sign with your right hand holding it” and a “photo of you holding your local newspaper for the area you live (not a national tabloid paper)

This should be dated the same day as you upload the photo”


Town halls accused of insulting taxpayer by splashing out £350,000 to send staff to glitzy award dinners


Councils have spent nearly £700,000 paying internet bills for staff working from home since 2019

information obtained using Freedom of information act ? - Wendy

Council tax rises – interactive chart




Earth day🌍


Library of things – Twickenham – why buy when you can borrow


Restart project

Repair for everyone 🔧💚

21 February


author of wasteland


Right to repair Europe

Anna + Sandrine + Biljana + Malte + Sara + Sean + Franck


Centre for alternative technology

18 July – 24 March


Energy for all


Fuel poverty action

Green new deal




Ella’s law


Defund climate choas

Tipping Point

Climate reparations now

21 February

23 February

26 February

3 March

7 March

21 March

Common knowledge

Climate defiance

Extinction Rebellion (XR)

21 February

22 February

11 -17 March

24 – 25 February – reclaim the power

What’s the urgency? - Stephen Fry

My extinction

What young people think ?

Organise a Community Assembly

Community assembly training – 21 Feb – 15 May

XR foundation programme


insure our future not fossil fuels


Power Hour for Palestine

12 December(and weekly), 17:00
Join this weekly Climate Justice Power Hour for Palestine

Refurbish, Don’t Demolish

Methane Emissions From Dairy and Meat


Paid to pollute campaign

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill

Empathy Cafe: our feelings and the future


Share the petition & help prevent a tidal wave of plastic pollution


The story of plastic


The story of broke

less stuff, more joy!

The Story of Stuff Project - Nestlé's Troubled Waters

The story of solutions

The world we need


Friends of the Earth



The Climate coalition


Climate change committee


War on want

Exposed: UK Arms used in Israel's Attack


Sri Lanka land grab


no UK arms for Israel's war crimes

still we rise - 24 February


Record temperatures – and record profits for polluters

Richest 1% account for more carbon emissions than poorest 66%, report says

22 February

Save the children

sign open letter


Big plastic count - 11 – 17 March


The Truth About Britain’s Allotment Waiting List


Fatima + Fauziya




Solar train

22 February


Fixing Factory


Power for People

Local Electricity Bill


City to sea


Marine Conservation Society




Sustain – campaigning

Trailblazers in children's food: five areas ensuring school food for all

LGBTQ+ food projects in London

6 March



Roots to work

5 March


Campaign for preservation of rural England (CPRE)

star count 2024

The hidden homelessness crisis

Using rooftops for solar - moronic and absolute nonsense?


As much energy as 10 new nuclear power stations – PETITION

QUIZ – do you know the true power of rooftop solar?

Rough sleeping in countryside higher than some urban areas, analysis shows


Coal Action Network – Adani coal mine – ACTION


Campaign for Better Transport

World Sustainable Transport Day! 🌎

How far could £2 get you?

Including cut on tax for domestic flights which will lose £130 M in lost revenue in a year ? - Wendy


End War + Global Justice


Sum of Us - EKO


Amos Trust

Doing Hope in South Africa

BDS Movement

Palestine Solidarity Campaign

A message from Benjamin Zephaniah…

Maxine Peake

boycott Barclays

Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association

1 in 5 Palestinian civil society organizations are not on social media



tree growing

malaria vaccine

Where does poverty really come from?

Did you know that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women?

Trade Transformed

Global Justice Now

Stop big pharma’s £25 billion NHS grab!


How billionaires get away with it – Davos

£22 billion for Shell. And for the rest of us?


Think global act local - 23 March

We own it

Campaign against the arms trade (CAAT)

Solidarity with Yemen

Solidarity With Yemen Campaign

Warton's War on Yemen

Yemen – EMAIL MP

Syria – arms sales to dictators , displacement + militarised borders

Arms sales back on trial - PLEASE SHARE

Defund Military – ACTION

Tanks Out of Twickenham and a Secret Court Case

Ukraine + update

The UK’s hidden arms sales


Syria – EMAIL MP


Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

☮️The truth about Hiroshima and Nagasaki

🚀Spending on Britain's nuclear weapons is skyrocketing

stopping the Ukraine war - 24 February

26 February


Stop the war coalition

Peace Must Be The Priority For Ukraine

🇵🇸Ceasefire Now!

20 – 21 February

8 March


Do not suffocate the truth


Behind the sun


Falun Gong

Free Tibet


Jewish voice for peace


The Pegasus effect


Five principles for dismantling antisemitism

Do not isolate antisemitism from other forms of oppression
Challenge political ideologies that promote racism, hate, and fear
Create environments that affirm and celebrate all expressions of cultural and religious life

Make undoing all forms of racism and bigotry both policy and daily practice

Refuser Solidarity Network

Shahar + Einat + Evyatar + Nave



I am not the problem

I have never left my country nor have I ceded any part of it

Nobody has entered into a treaty or talked to me about who I am

I am Arrernte Alyawarre female elder from this country

Please remember that

I am not the problem


Stop the wall


More alternative information sources


Freedom News

Rest of world

iPhones are made in hell’: 3 months inside China’s iPhone city

Belling Cat

Images of Syrian Civil War Take on a Second Life in Gaza Conflict

Lake Alice Psychiatric hospital

Can anyone defend this ?

Yet ECT is still done worldwide + in the UK –please see website for further details

Why do people turn a “blind” eye + say they can do nothing ?

for example Health + well being board + Integrated care board

Does that makes them complicit in the crime?




The Bureau of investigative Journalism

People’s Newsroom Community

Made in Bury

Welsh Inclusive Journalism Network

The Sunshine Millionaire: How one man took £130m from British taxpayers

Britain’s evicted kids : dispatches

🕵️Private spies: trained by the British state, working for autocracies

The strawberries you eat are picked by exploited workers



Use Freedom of information act to get relevant information

The Bureau of investigative Journalism

are happy to help people with FOI requests




Centre for women’s justice

International Planned Parenthood Federation

corporation watch


heat the rich


New Internationalist

Nothing is fair in war

Who’s backing Glencore’s toxic mining?

We need to ‘transition’ away from capitalism

Getting a grip on climate capitalism

Could Uganda’s anti-gay law be overturned?

Pressure from the grassroots

the case for public ownership

all eyes on Uganda court

10 Steps to World Peace

How British colonizers caused the Bengal famine

Turning crisis into justice

Either we move beyond capitalism, or we die


Freedom Press


Novara Media

Ash + Ingrid

Common Dreams


Double Down news

Boris Johnson was able to rise because of powerful anti-democratic forces

The other 9/11: how to make a nation scream

The oligarch that took over Britain

Lindsey + Tony

Former British Soldier EXPOSES King Charles

Gary Younge on Race, Racism & Identity

Nadeen +Mohammed

Roger Waters


Peter + Nigel


Ken Loach

Peter + Keir

Israel is a Terrorist State


Joe Glenton

Avi + Ghada


Jesus + Peter

Israel’s plan to starve 2 million people





Left foot forward

Time for a universal basic income

Universal Basic Income trialled in England for first time

Anger at record profits

The right-wing takeover of Britain’s media

Khan sets out plan to provide universal free primary school meals next year

London Renter Left Homeless After Black Mould Complaints Go Unanswered for Years

Largest four-day working week trial shows it has been a huge success for businesses and workers

Time to freeze rents?

Who funds the Reform UK party?


Disaster Capitalism

Access capitalism

Hope not hate


Exit Hate


The Conversation

Logical thinking, curiosity, evidence-based decision making and fresh perspectives are all benefits brought by neurodiversity


19 February

29 February


How universal basic income’s impact on people’s finances could transform the nation’s health

We gave $7,500 to people experiencing homelessness — here’s what happened next

Medical gaslighting: when conditions turn out not to be ‘all in the mind’

Five signs that you might be rightwing

Mexico is suing US gun-makers for arming its gangs − and a US court could award billions in damages

How subtle forms of misinformation affect what we buy and how much we trust brands


Post Office scandal: what the lack of action tells you about Britain’s polarised politics

Post Office Horizon scandal: four reasons why the government’s model for outsourcing is broken

local + national ? - Wendy


Nazi doctors weren’t just ‘a few bad apples’, shows report – and simplistic stories won’t help guard against future medical abuses

Or current medical abuse – listen to the people - stop Electro convulsive treatment now – Wendy


Who's Your Herstory Heroine? Nollaig na mBan

Irish referendum: how the Catholic church shaped Ireland’s constitution to define the status of women


Five tips on talking politics with family without falling out – from a conflict resolution expert

Three ways to get your nature fix without a garden

Slavery stole Africans’ ideas as well as their bodies: reparations should reflect this

Kenya at 60: the shameful truth about British colonial abuse and how it was covered up


Why you’re less likely to get rich these days if your parents aren’t already wealthy

time for community land trusts ? + an end to wealth supremacy ? - Wendy


How preventive healthcare could save the NHS – lessons from Finland, Japan and Singapore

Or us ? Or New local ? - Wendy


What my undercover investigations at arms fairs reveal about how the west supports military dictatorships

Oil firms forced to consider full climate effects of new drilling, following landmark Norwegian court ruling

Five reasons to heat your home using infrared fabric

School absence rates have rocketed – the whole educational experience needs to change

As per Ken Robinson’s work ? - Wendy

We don’t know whether most medical treatments work, and we know even less about whether they cause harm

With airstrikes on Houthi rebels, are the US and UK playing fast and loose with international law?


Bad Science Watch Update


Hundreds of Children Are Stuck in Psychiatric Hospitals Each Year Despite the State’s Promises to Find Them Homes



Undercover Hospital : patients at risk

Guardian foundation

Socialism Is Gaining Popularity, Poll Shows

Socialism = no war + no hierarchy + need not profit

Capitalism = war + hierarchy + profit not need



Writing with fire

I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health

are women really more mentally ill than men? As a psychologist , I’m not so sure

Electroconvulsive therapy mostly used on women and older people, says study

Abortion UK: Women 'manipulated' in crisis pregnancy advice centres

Andrew Tate is a symptom, not the problem’

Algorithms ‘amplifying misogynistic content’

Why is generation Z so divided on gender?


less medication not more for elderly – Chris Whitty

NHS nurses being investigated for ‘industrial-scale’ qualifications fraud


Berlin’s vote to take properties from big landlords could be a watershed moment

It’s literally giving somebody money for nothing

Ijeoma + Sonali

wealth supremacy + how to build a democratic economy

the Trans history you were not taught in school

bullshit jobs: the rise of pointless work + what we can do about it

Intersectional Activism in a Post- Roe world

Former Isle of Man chief medic sacked for whistleblowing is awarded £3.2m

Lawyers raise alarm at struggle to tackle UK local government corruption

A Blueprint for Decolonization in Berlin

How Ancient Grains Empower Indian Women

Vandana Shiva: Reciprocal Care Will Give Us a Future

Cocaine, gangs and murder: Ecuador’s 10 days of terror

Black Imagination Can Build a Better World

India archive reveals extent of items extracted from colony in royal jewellery collection

The British monarchy’s ties to slavery are writ large in the historical archives

More than 11 million Britons have less than £1,000 in savings

Work until you’re 71? It could be time to echo the French – and get angry

UK cannot ignore calls for slavery reparations, says leading UN judge

British boys more at risk of modern slavery than any other group in UK, says study

Fujitsu won £1.4bn in new government contracts after court ruling on Post Office software bugs

Rishi Sunak's wife's firm Infosys received 50% boost in public sector invoices in 2023


Free school meals ‘cut obesity and help reading skills’ in England, study finds

Minister consulted BP over incentives to maximise oil production - Freedom of Information request reveals

What’s behind the rise in dog attacks?


Essex mental health deaths review demands legal powers

Deaths unexplained, lives devastated: here’s another national tragedy hidden in plain sight


Ten Reports of human rights abuse within Mental Health wards – Edenfield + Essex + Huntercombe +then there is Winterbourne + Whorlton Hall

please listen to us – Wendy






Problem linked to local councils + housing - Wendy


Including Norman Lamb mentioning Human rights abuse in MH system





Edenfield Centre: Vulnerable patients denied human rights - review

Sexual assault in mental health to be probed following The Independent’s investigation


Operation Soteria: a new approach to investigating rape

Norfolk and Suffolk mental health campaigners want inquiry over data

Ministers order ‘rapid review’ into mental health inpatient care in England

Will the person doing the review have unconscious bias ? As per the Mental Health act review ? - Wendy


Friendship group

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Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures – 2020-21

Mental Health Act Statistics, Annual Figures – 2021 – 22

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics , Performance August, Provisional September 2023

CQC ratings of NHS mental health trusts 2021

CQC ratings of NHS mental health trusts 2022

NHS England mental health trusts record 26,000 sexual abuse incidents



2022 data – to see the full data set click on the Trust’s name below




Serious incidents


Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership






Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health






Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

24 people 282 sessions





Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust






Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust






Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust






Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

20 people 169 sessions





Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust






Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

461 treatments





Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust






Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust






Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Not provided





Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust






East London NHS Foundation Trust






Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

636 “treatments”





Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust






Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust







30 people


This trust does not seclude people



Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust






Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

365 people





Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust






Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

62 people





Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Data not provided




Data not provided

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

17 people





Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

53 people 409 treatments





Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust






North East London NHS Foundation Trust






North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

28 people


12 ?



Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

15 people





Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust






Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust






Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

24 people





Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust






Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust






Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust






Solent NHS Trust






South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation

44 people





South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

17 people





South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust






Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust






Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust






Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust






West London NHS Trust

32 people






Will you EMAIL your MP?

You can find them here

You could look at the table above + send your thoughts?

Old friendship group newsletters are here


Community asset mapping

Over the years we have chatted about what we have found useful to try to maintain our well-being + the organisations we have been involved with

Please let us know if anything should be added by contacting wmicklewright@yahoo.co.uk


All thoughts – comments – ideas welcome
Also sent to Media + local + national government + CEO MH Trusts + Third sector

- to promote openness - accountability - inclusion-