We have just started working on an interesting project alongside UCL called The Community Navigator Study. The project will investigate whether ten meetings with a ‘community navigator’ can help to increase social connections in the community and reduce loneliness for people with persistent anxiety or depression. The programme of support will be tested with service users receiving treatment from the Barnet Complex Care Team (CCT) and Camden and Islington’s Complex Depression, Anxiety and Trauma (CDAT) service.
A new networks officer job vacancy is currently being advertised by the London Borough of Hounslow as part of the new Hounslow Wellbeing Network, which is based upon research we have conducted at the McPin foundation.
The Hounslow Wellbeing Network are testing a theory of change model; that working with people to increase their community connections can improve wellbeing and reduce reliance on services.
We are always looking to support people who want to challenge themselves and raise money for mental health research in the process. Do get in touch if you are interested. A team recently completed the RideLondon 100 cycle ride raising money for life saving research.