A full house at the Brady Arts Centre!

On the 11th January at the Brady Arts Centre near Whitechapel, over 120 people gathered to learn more about the new and innovative range of Mental Health Recovery & Wellbeing Services now being offered by the Inspire Consortium.

The launch event kicked off with a warm introductory speech by Tracy Simpson, Consortium Lead and Director of Development for Heritage Care before Edwin Ndlovu, Borough Director of East London Foundation Trust and Carrie Kilpatrick, Deputy Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning expressed their thanks and said how impressed they had been that the consortium and the transformation of the services had been set up in such a short time .

There then followed brief introductions by staff to each of the new services. (Download Presentations HERE)

Lively and animated discussions followed with a panel of consortium service leads taking questions from many of the attendees.

Participants were then both moved and entertained when Sam and Naz members of the Inspire Creative Writing Group based at Mind in Tower Hamlets & Newham shared some of their poetry with the audience.

Finally there followed a complimentary lunch and the chance for people to network and find out more at individual service stands.

Tracy Simpson, Consortium Lead said:

‘It has truly been a fantastic event today and we are delighted that so many people have taken time out to come along, participate and be involved.

The Inspire Consortium and the services it delivers are really at the beginning of a journey. Over the next 3 years things will change and evolve in response to the needs of the local community. 

What we have achieved today and what we will continue to build upon are the solid foundations of services that are responsive, impactful and inclusive. We very much look forward to involving people in the future development of Inspire Services that promote good public health and wider social effect.’