We had an amazing day at Outcome’s Islington Mind LGBTQ service on October 31st 2018. The day attracted over 100 guests and included tasters of Outcome’s therapeutic activities such as creative writing and Indian head massage. CLASH (Central London Action on Sexual Health) came to promote their service and the launch of a sexual health clinic at Outcome. Islington’s Pride also promoted their new project which will be starting at Outcome, working with our service users to collect and celebrate Islington’s LGBTQ heritage. Guests came from many organisations, including Survivors UK, Galop, Camden Mind, National Mind, Wandsworth LGBTQ Forum, Hackney and City Mind, and Camden LGBTQ forum. Following an amazing home-cooked lunch, a drama performance took place in the afternoon, as well as an open-mic session - both of which provoked laughter as well as tears. Feedback from service users and guests was very positive, with many organisations suggesting closer work with Outcome in order to further benefit service users. The day was hugely significant in its celebration of the strength and creativity of service users and in promoting Outcome to other organisations and potential service users ... See MoreSee Less
We are very proud to be running a fund raiser for Islington Mind - Mental Health is no longer taboo but many still have enormous, often self imposed, barriers that stop them addressing any issues they may have to get much needed help.
We know it's sometimes as simple as talking, many people can't do that without kindness, warmth and gentle help.
We talk and support each other at the Factory and are very open about our mental health and because of that we relate wholeheartedly to the struggle so many people have, and we want to help a little.
We are donating studio space and an instructor for Mind to run a Yoga class for non yogis, we politely request a donation per student for the class, every penny of which will go to Islington Mind.
You dont' have to be a yogi, you don't have to be a member, you just have to want to help and get a new skill on the way. And maybe, just maybe, you've suffered a little too.
On Sunday 28 October the Business Design Centre will be hosting an evening of music and entertainment in aid of Islington Giving, the Brain Tumour Charity and ourselves - £5 voluntary donation welcome ... See MoreSee Less
Did we mention that the one and only @RubyWax will be speaking at our International @WomensDay event with @30percentclub and @DiversityProj on 8th March? Join us in-person @BarbicanCentre or via live stream. https://t.co/PD1GGCjuGv #WAIWD2019 #balanceforbetter
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