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Somali Hayaan Project (Moving to a Better Place) - Mind in Harrow

Who is it for?
The project is open to members from the Somali community living in Harrow. You must be 18 years and over and affected by mental health issues or supporting someone (Carer) who is affected by mental health issues.

What’s on offer?
If you or someone you know is affected by emotional distress/mental health issues and you/ they are experiencing problems in accessing services or you/they don’t know what sort of help they can access you should contact us to attend our Group sessions or Advocacy.

Group Sessions
You can attend our free sessions facilitated by an Advocate and Peer Educators, which we run every month at Harrow Healthy Living Centre, 38-40 High Street, Wealdstone, HA3 7AE and at Church End & Roundwood Unity Centre,103 Church Road, London, NW10 9EG fortnightly on Thursdays between 12-2.30pm. Refreshments are provided. The free sessions include ‘Information Meetings’ and ‘Support Sessions’.

Information Meetings
At these meetings we invite professionals to talk about relevant issues impacting the community to ensure that people are kept up to date with services they can access, and to have an opportunity to meet the professionals who can support them e.g. housing, jobcentre plus, Health professionals etc.

Support Sessions
These sessions are open to members of the community to act as place where important issues are discussed and people offer mutual support.

Advocacy
Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, ensure their rights, present their interests and obtain services they need.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and are having difficulty in accessing appropriate services please contact Abdi Gure 020 8515 7872.

Volunteers Needed
We recruit and train volunteers to take on the role as peer educators. Peer Educators support Somali mental health service users and their families by:

• Arranging regular support meetings/lunch
• Arranging regular information sessions (e.g mental health, GPs, housing)
• Sharing the Somali cultural perspective with these service providers
• Acting as an interpreter and helping service users to talk with service providers and share their point of view
• Helping service users understand which services can help them

If this is something which appeals to you then contact Abdi Gure on 020 8515 7872.

How to access the service
We accept self referrals, which means if you are interested in getting involved or attending workshops or getting an advocate please contact Abdi Gure on 020 8515 7872, a.gure@mindinharrow.org.uk.

Address:
Mind in Harrow, First Floor, 132-134 College Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1BQ
Umbrella org:
Mind in Harrow
Area serviced:
Harrow & Brent
Contact name:
Abdi Gure
Job title:
Project Coordinator
Telephone:
020 8515 7872
Opening times:
Monday to Friday 9.00 - 5.30
Waiting times:
Contact the Project Co-ordinator
Who is it for:
The project is open to members from the Somali community living in Harrow. You must be 18 years and over and affected by mental health issues or supporting someone (carer) who is affected by mental health issues.
Languages:
Somali and Arabic
Disabled access:
Wheelchair access not available to office
How to apply:
Please contact the project coordinator
Buses:
All buses to Harrow Bus station
Train/tube:
Harrow-on-the-Hill Tube Station - Metropolitan Line
Parking:
Pay and Display car parks in St George's Shopping Centre & St Ann's Shopping Centre
Sector:
Public
Last updated:
22/10/2015