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Time to Talk Day 2019- 7th February 2019

Source By: Time to Talk Day

On Time to Talk Day we want everyone to have a conversation about mental health. Time to Talk Day 2019 is taking place on Thursday 7 February.

This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health. Whether that’s tea, biscuits and close friends or a room full of people challenging mental health stigma, we want you to get talking.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health.

Having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health. And you don’t have to be an expert to talk.

However you do it, make sure you have a conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

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Mayor's Seed Funding

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Culture Seeds is the Mayor of London’s £1million small grants programme to help London’s local communities grow grassroots arts, culture and heritage projects across the Capital.
Culture Seeds is still open for submissions, offering grants of £1,000-£5,000 to small organisations, groups and individuals.


The programme will remain open until March 2020. There are no other deadlines and you can apply at any time.


Culture Seeds Roadshows will offer help and advice on applying.  Details here. 

Rainbow Mind-LGBTQ+ Wellbeing & Support Service

Source By: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

Rainbow Mind is a brand-new LGBTQ+ group in East London.

Our main aim is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ+ people can social-ise free from discrimination and are able to have open discussion about how their gender and/or sexual identity intersects with their mental health. Individuals can take part in weekly group workshops , where we hope to reduce the stigma and prevent isolation through sharing of ex-periences and furthermore acquire skills and knowledge to improve their quality of life.

We welcome all members of the LGBTQ+ community to join our group starting on Monday 7th January from 6.30-8.30pm at The Wellbeing Centre, 15a Homerton Row, London, E9 6ED (snacks and refresh-ments will be provided)

To confirm your place and find out more please contact Aryeh at or call 07525990002


Hackney CVS building refurbishment closure dates

Hackney CVS is about to carry out a major refurbishment of our existing building on Dalston Lane.

Due to the refurbishment Hackney CVS will be closed for an extended period over Christmas and New Year. The offices closed at 5.30pm on Friday 14 December and we will reopen at 9.30am on Monday 21 January 2019. Hackney CVS staff will be working remotely from the 14th January unless they have taken annual leave.

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) Universal credit London advice project

Source By: Child Poverty Action Group

Do you support people claiming universal credit in London?  Do you work with people who find it hard to access the benefit system (due to language, disability, or some other reason)?

Our London universal credit service can provide you with expert advice on universal credit rules and procedures to help you maximise income for your clients.

You can access the service if you are an adviser or support worker providing free advice and assistance to universal credit claimants living in a London borough.  

To contact the service:

  • Email your Universal Credit query to

  • To find out more about the project please call Owen Stevens on 020 7812 5230


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