Brent Thrive, an Ashford Place supported group of people with lived experience of mental health challenges campaigning for better mental health services, this week held a Brent Community Connect Roadshow. The Roadshows, led by CVS Brent are covering a range of topics such as young people, older people, food access, advice and guidance etc.
Our event was an important step in continuing the conversation about wellbeing and mental health in Brent, particularly from the perspective of the person with lived experience. Our goal is to create a mental health friendly borough and invite all our partners and residents to join us in our journey for the benefit of all of us. We were delighted to welcome CVSBrent, Brent Multi Faith Forum, BAME partner agencies, NHS and Brent Council colleagues and residents and plan for more events like this to keep us on track to achieve our vision.
The event was an excellent example of organisations and individuals sharing their views, ideas and experiences and learning about other`s work. There was a strong sense of enthusiasm to begin working closer together in order to raise awareness of mental health and identify ways to make the necessary changes that lead to world class mental health support systems in Brent.
We look forward to similar events in the future. Our next big step will be Brent Thrive officially launching ‘Working towards a mental health friendly Brent’, an event which will take place in early December at the Civic Centre, Wembley.