ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & PUBLIC FORUM TUESDAY 12TH JULY

Our AGM was held on 12th July 2016 at Ilford Methodist Church and was followed by a Public Forum “In Faith In Health” in partnership with Terence Higgins Trust.

Both meetings were very well attended and the audience enjoyed the opportunity of inter-faith dialogue and were very moved and informed by the presentation of Vernal Scott, from Terence Higgins Trust.

Please click here for the press release

 

22nd June 2016 – WOMEN’S INTERFAITH WORKSHOP – “PRAYING”

The most recent women’s interfaith afternoon workshop was held on 22nd June on the topic of “Praying – How? Why? When? To Whom?” at the Redbridge Buddhist & Cultural Centre, 9 Balfour Road, Ilford IG1 4HP.

This was the first in a series of workshops which will provide the opportunity to consider the topic of prayer and our prayer life.  On this occasion we heard presentations from women from the Buddhist and Hindu communities and there was time for questions and answers.  In the following workshops we will have presentations from other faiths.

Please click here for the press release which gives further information about the event.

Health & Wellbeing Workshop Wednesday morning 11th May 2016

This workshop took place at the Ilford Islamic Centre on Wednesday, 11th May 2016.

This was the third in a series of workshops run in partnership with Redbridge Concern for Mental Health and included presentations from those who have lived experience of mental ill-health.

All those attending contributed to discussions around the topics of what they considered the definition of “support” to be, considered the effects of stress and anxiety on our bodies, and suggested ways of caring both for ourselves and others to enhance well-being.

It was a very positive and encouraging occasion and 100% of those attending either strongly agreed or agreed with the following statements:-

  1. I enjoyed the workshop
  2. The information was presented well
  3. The length and pace of the presentation was right
  4. The workshop improved my understanding of stigma & discrimination
  5. After the workshop I will be less likely to discriminate and stigmatise
  6. The workshop improved my understanding of how to maintain well-being for myself
  7. The workshop improved my understanding of the support available for people with Mental Health Distress

Some of the comments made by delegates concerning what they might do differently as a result of attending the workshop included:-

  • Be gentle with myself.  Take deep breaths before panicking.
  • My focus has always been on the emotional help needed but the workshop highlighted for me the value of practical help.
  • Try to support friends with problems.
  • Be patient with people & visit.
  • Not make assumptions.
  • Stop and think about my own wellbeing at times

Other feedback received included:

  • Many thanks – Well presented.
  • I am glad of the awareness of this problem.
  • A very interesting & informative workshop.
  • Really enjoyed the workshop.

Redbridge Faith Forum would like to thank the management committee of Ilford Islamic Centre for hosting this event.

 

RFF NETWORK MEETING – Tuesday 31.1.2017 12-1.30 pm

SAVE THE DATE – TUESDAY LUNCHTIME 31ST JANUARY 2017

Redbridge Faith Forum has much pleasure in inviting you to a Network Meeting to be held in the Gloucester Room of the Central Library, Ilford 12-1.30pm.  Come and meet our trustees and members of Redbridge faith communities and hear about the valuable work being done by local organisations caring for the homeless and rough sleepers.  This is your chance to find out how we can make a difference.  Speakers from SHP Outreach Team, The Welcome Centre, Salvation Army Night Shelter, Ramfel,  Sunday Drop In Service and Housing Justice.  Everyone is welcome – registration from 11.45 am – refreshments provided. 

Email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk to reserve your free place.

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