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Mental health event helping to find a job is being staged at Whitechapel's Brady arts centre

PUBLISHED: 16:55 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 18:10 22 February 2018

Inspire mental health consortium plans employment event at Whitechapel's Brady arts centre. Picture: Anthony Hurren

Inspire mental health consortium plans employment event at Whitechapel's Brady arts centre. Picture: Anthony Hurren

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People who have gone through mental illness are telling their story at a Whitechapel employment event about their “journey back into work”.

Their examples are among presentations at the Brady arts centre on March 5 by those who have experienced mental issues, explaining their journey of recovery.

Another presentation by the Department of Works and Pensions aims to “tackle the myths around universal credit”.

The event staged by Inspire, a consortium of eight organisations commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council to run the East End’s recovery and wellbeing services, wants feedback from the public.

“The best services are those that consult and involve people,” the consortium’s Charlotte Spirgel-Sinclair said. “Our service ensures people can contribute to improving, designing and developing services.”

Workshops include creating an action plan on employment that will be fed back to the commissioning team.

The consortium helps adults over 18 as a ‘first point’ of contact, directing them to the right service such as one-to-one help, group support sessions or weekly focus groups.

The March 5 employment event at the Brady Centre in Hanbury Street runs from 11am to 3pm.

The consortium wants anyone needing help to phone 0330-053 8122, text Twitter @InspireMHC, go on Facebook Inspirementalhealth, or the Inspire website with its live chatline in office hours.

Its eight organisations offering help include the Mind mental health charity in Whitechapel, St Hilda’s community centre in Shoreditch and the Hestia charity in Spitalfields that helps women in domestic abuse and slavery.

Links to seven of the organisations:

Community Options

Bow Haven

Working Well Trust

Vietnamese Mental Health Services

Hestia

MIND

St. Hilda’s

Beside (no website yet)

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