Voluntary Action Camden are working with MIND in Camden and other local partners organising activities and information sessions to help people manage their health and well-being. The Healthy Minds programme offers local people a wide range of free activities to support you in rediscovering your interests and uncovering different community resources. And, if you need […]
14th June 2016, by Yvonne My previous experience of mindfulness was; to put it mildly, uninspiring, and had in fact put me off looking further into the subject. But mindfulness has become the latest ‘go to therapy’ for the NHS to use these days and has an important place in slowing down the fast-paced world […]
It’s Men’s Health Week from June 13th – 19th and there are plenty of opportunities to engage with. This year The Men’s Health Forum are promoting stress awareness and offering on-line stress busting tools. https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/ A few months back I attended an inspiring workshop on Men and Suicide, hosted by the National Spirituality and Mental […]
I remember it well – the first time I ever ran a workshop for Voluntary Action Camden. The pounding heart, dry mouth, shaking hands. What if I forget what I want to say? What if my mind goes totally blank? What if..? Several years on and some 50 or so workshops later, talking to a […]
Would you like to improve your understanding of dementia and what it might be like to live with the condition? People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is about raising awareness and encouraging people to do the small things […]
Voluntary Action Camden is working in partnership with Camden Carers Service (CCS) to reach “hidden carers” who are not currently accessing CCS’s services. We can offer a short wellbeing session giving carers some simple everyday techniques to help improve their mental wellbeing.
This report outlines the needs of Camden’s black and minority ethnic communities utilising local data sources, and information which the Community Development Service has identified during the last 16 months of its operation. The report in divided into 3 sections: Data, Analysis and Recommendations. Download a PDF copy of the report. Contact and Further Information […]
The summit was organised by Healthwatch Camden, Voluntary Action Camden, Camden Clinical Commissioning Group and the Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
The African Health Forum provides health services to the African community and African organisations and helps to raise the profile of the needs of these communities back to key policy and decision makers. Chickwaba Oduka, Trustee of the African Health Forum, talks to us about how her organsiation has benefited from VAC training on ‘Mental Health First Aid’ and a […]
The mental health project was established in 2007 and ended in 2017. Read a summary of the work of the team below Our aims are: to support staff and organisations in Camden to promote mental well-being and prevent mental ill-health to raise awareness of mental health and challenge stigma and misunderstanding; and to improve the range […]