Events highlighted by Msaada Volunteer

Dear colleagues and volunteers

A Msaada volunteer is promoting the following, (Please make BME Service Users aware of the ‘Do the Survey’):


Joseph Kiguwa

BME Volunteer Coordinator

0203 228 9827

Happy New Year!

 Survey on ethnic inequalities in mental health

The LankellyChase Foundation which tackles issues causing severe and multiple disadvantage, wants to hear the mental health service experiences of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, to inform its work. Do the survey by 31 January.

Call for organisations linked to marginalised groups

SpeakOut, a national network of community groups supporting the Care Quality Commissions inspection programme, is looking for new member organisations to ensure the needs of marginalised and disadvantaged groups are addressed in CQCs work. Closing date for applications: 31 January. Contact Lorna Burrow, tel: 01772 893 452,

Wednesday 22 January

London Connect Patient Forum

3rd Floor, 170 Tottenham Court Road, WIT 7HA, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Second forum meeting enabling patients, carers, the public and patient representatives the chance to contribute to the work of London Connect, which aims to improve the use of patient information. Book your place.

Time to Talk Day: Thursday 6 February

The Time to Change campaign tackling mental health discrimination is calling on people to make a pledge to have a conversation with someone on 6 February about mental health. The day aims to highlight the importance little things like a chat over a cup of tea can make in maintaining mental wellbeing. Take part.

Patients wanted to join NHS procurement project teams

NHS England London Region is looking for patients to help develop documents for buying GP, dentist, optician and pharmacy services, and evaluate potential service providers. Training is provided. Contact Selina Frater for details, email:




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