Mind in Bexley staff helped celebrate South Asian Heritage Month

Staff from across Mind in Bexley services were at the Nest in Thamesmead on Thursday 17th August for an event to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month.

The South Asian Health and Wellbeing Fair at the Nest was organised by Bexley Wellbeing Partnership (BWP) and Healthier Greenwich Partnership (HGP), and was set up to celebrate South Asian culture and to inform residents of support services that exist across both boroughs.

There was a special panel discussion with GPs and faith group leaders discussing ways to live healthier lives. The event was also an opportunity for residents to speak to GPs, other health professionals and partner organisations about their own health and wellbeing. Mind in Bexley staff were on hand to signpost residents to services that the charity provides in the borough, including from the Family and Carer’s Service, Advocacy and Recovery College, and our CEO Dr David Palmer attended – along with Healthwatch Bexley.

(Pictured above right are Hilary Johnston (representing the Recovery College) and Lawrence Oyewole from the Advocacy Service)

Andy Burke, from the Family and Carer’s Services, said: “The event in Thamesmead was a fantastic opportunity for residents to come to together and celebrate South Asian Heritage Month. It was great to see so many people there engaging with the broad range of local services.”

(Pictured below are Andy Burke (Family and Carer’s Service) with Lawrence Oyewole)