The Bangladeshi Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum was established in August 2009, building on the success of a previous similar forum active in the borough. The Forum holds quarterly meetings and currently involves about 18 representatives of local groups working with Camden’s Bangladeshi community.
Please click here to download our aims and terms of reference.
Meeting Dates for 2012-13
- Wednesday 5 September 2012, 2-4pm (venue: Age UK Camden)
- Wednesday 5 December 2012, 2-4pm (venue: Voluntary Action Camden)
- Wednesday 6 March 2013, 2-4pm (venue: Surma Centre)
Further meetings will be scheduled shortly.
Bangladeshi Forum News
Download the Bangladeshi Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum meeting minutes from March 2013.
VAC has conducted a review of the Forum based on feedback received from members. The Review Report completed in April 2013 can be downloaded here.
If you’d like to know more about our work or the agenda for future meetings, please contact us.
How are you feeling? A mental health resource for voluntary sector staff and volunteers
The Bangladeshi Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum has produced a resource leaflet for frontline community centre staff and volunteers. The leaflet is designed to improve basic mental health awareness and help reduce stigma and prejudice. It includes information about:
- What mental health is
- Why it is just as important we look after our mental health as our physical health
- Why mental health problems can develop, how common they are and why people shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help
- How seeking help at an early stage can help people move more quickly towards recovery
- What you can do to help someone suffering from mental distress
- Help available in Camden for the Bangladeshi community
Although the leaflet is primarily designed for those who work with the Bangladeshi community, it is generic and may be useful for anyone who works with the public. Download the How are you feeling? leaflet. Copies are also available from the Mental Health Team. Please contact Ann Wolfe.
Ann Wolfe – Community Development Worker (Mental Health)
Tel: 020 7284 6565 (Typetalk: 18001-020 7284 6565)