Mental Health awareness week – event 13th May 11am to 1pm Brent Civic Centre

This year Brent Council will mark the Mental Health Awareness Week (8 – 14 May) in collaboration with The Nous Organisation. The 2017 theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving’ and we will explore effective strategies and coping techniques that can help us to enjoy a good mental health.

There will be an event that will take place in Brent Civic Centre on 13th May 2017 from 11am to 1pm, Board rooms 3, 4 & 5.

If you would like to book your place to this even please contact equality@brent.gov.uk

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Free Mental Health support now available online to Brent residents

One in four people will experience a common mental health problem in our lifetime, whether it’s stress, anxiety, depression, feeling low, or struggling to cope.

Talking about these experiences can be difficult so to help people manage a new online service is now available free to Brent residents aged 16 and above.

Big White Wall offers a supportive anonymous community, with trained counsellors online 24/7.

Now, Brent residents can also access one-to-one therapy sessions online via Big White Wall’s LiveTherapy service.

Big White Wall and LiveTherapy are free to all Brent residents aged 16 and over via the local NHS.

The service was developed with particular focus on those who may not be able to access ‘traditonal’ mental health support and have busy jobs and are more likely to use support if it is available online.

To access these services, simply enter your Brent postcode at www.bigwhitewall.com.

Brent Council Cabinet for 2013/2014 to be officially instated tonight

At the Mayor Making ceremony tonight, where the work of community champions is the main focus.

The new positions will be as follows:

Leader of Brent Council – Cllr Muhammed Butt

Deputy Leader of Brent Council – Cllr Ruth Moher

Lead Member for Adults and Health – Cllr Krupesh Hirani

Lead Member for Children and Families – Cllr Michael Pavey

Lead Member for Crime Prevention and Public Safety – Cllr Aslam Choudry

Lead Member for Customers and Citizens – Cllr James Denselow

Lead Member for Environment and Neighbourhoods – Cllr Roxanne Mashari

Lead Member for Highways and Transportation – Cllr Jim Moher

Lead Member for Housing – Cllr Margaret McLennan

Lead Member for Regeneration and Major Projects – Cllr George Crane

Cllr Bobby Thomas will be the new Mayor of Brent. Cllr Kana Naheerathan

I would like to thank the cabinet colleagues that have served in the past for their extreme hard work and dedication and look forward to working with my new executive colleagues.

In addition, Brent Council will be officially signing the Time to Change pledge which aims to fight against mental health discrimination.