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October 09, 2020 05:25 PM

World Mental Health Day - Young People Thrive

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Brent Young People Thrive invites you to BYPT Conversations, where we will come together to have an open, honest and safe discussion about mental health in young people and what we can do to empower ourselves to survive in an increasingly chaotic world. In particular we'll be talking about Black mental health in the wake of the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Anti-Black racism has never gone away and can be found across society, but we've seen the conversation being spotlighted once again following a series of police murders of Black people in the US, as well as a continued legacy of police and governmental racism in the UK. Anti-Black racism can take a huge toll on mental health and so it's incredibly important that we break down the stigmas surrounding discussions on mental health and start working together to care for each other and our communities. We hope that this conversation can be a part of the process of breaking down the stigma.

  • We'll hear from professionals, such as Charmaine Taylor, about what we can do to protect our mental health, and learn some insights into how we can safeguard our mental health in the face of crises and in everyday living.
  • We'll have breakout rooms where you'll be free to share your experiences and coping strategies while listening to other young people. We aim to make this a safe space, so no one will need to share anything that they don't want to.
  • All participants will be sent resources including people and groups to contact if you want more help and support looking after your mental health.

We really hope young people will come to this session so that we can work together to end the stigma around Black mental health.

We want to provide a safe and open environment where you can share your thoughts and experiences and break down the barriers that surround mental health.

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2020

Time: 6.30pm to 8pm

Location: Zoom

Book your place here



Hammerson, the owners of Brent Cross shopping centre, is delighted to offer the Brent Cross Community Support Scheme dedicated to supporting homelessness, food poverty, domestic violence and enterprise in Barnet.

The scheme will offer grants to charitable, voluntary or community groups within the London Borough of Barnet, who work in the following areas:

  • Food bank support and tackling food poverty 
  • Providing support services to people affected by domestic violence and abuse 
  • Supporting those who are homeless or rough sleeping 
  • Providing employment opportunities, enterprise or skills development 

This scheme will be administered through CommUNITY Barnet.

Grants of £2,000 will be available.

You can view the PDF documents for this grant which include: Eligibility Check, Application Form and Terms and Conditions of Grant.

Please ensure you read the Eligibility Criteria information. It explains who can apply and what sort of projects and costs can be funded.

All applications must be submitted online using our online application form which can be accessed after you complete the eligibility checker. 

If your organisation is eligible, you will then be directed to the online Application Form. Please complete and check your eligibility here

  • The grant opens on Tuesday 4 August 2020 at 9am.
  • You must submit your completed eligibility check and application form by Sunday 13 September at 12am.
  • Late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances.


Get in touch

If you would like to ask any questions about this scheme, please email grants@communitybarnet.org.uk or telephone 020 8364 8400

Do you need further support?

CommUNITY Barnet also provides an Organisational Development service, where we give one-to-one and group guidance and coaching on setting up, governance and safeguarding, fundraising and sustainability. We provide a Finance and Accounts service, managing payroll, accounts and independent examination services for not-for-profit organisations.

For further information, please contact Jeni Osbourne at jeni.osbourne@communitybarnet.org.uk or telephone 020 8364 8400 ext 0211

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Anita has been a Trustee of CommUNITY Barnet since 2019. She was born in Barnet and has lived in the borough for just under 25 years, after which she moved to Hemel Hempstead where she now lives with her husband and family. She has 2 children aged 27 and 24 years old.

She is passionate about helping to improve outcomes for children and their families and has worked for over 30 years within a number of health, social care and education job roles. After working in Barnet since 2017 she now works in Harrow as Head of Children’s Commissioning where she works for NHS clinical commissioning group, improving children and young people’s health provision and services.