Friday, October 4, 2019

A free workshop on the "taboo" topic of suicide takes place at the Stonebridge Hub in Hillside from 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Thursday next week for World Mental Health Day.

Saving lives is all in a day's work for Justin Honey Jones, who climbed to the top of Peru's famous trail to teach trekkers how to help in an emergency.

Emotional wellbeing and mental health was top billing at an event in Wembley which ended with a meditation.

Musicians brought traditional songs into a Brondesbury Park care home, giving dementia patients a rare chance to connect with the past.

A Queen's Park GP's surgery has been rated "inadequate" by health chiefs and placed in special measures.

The youngest woman in Brent to be diagnosed with dementia is gathering her courage to speak at a huge charity event on Sunday.

The NHS is ramping up its support for survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) with a new "one stop shop" centre for both mental and physical trauma in Wembley.

Robot-assisted operations are more common than ever, but that doesn't mean they're not a daunting prospect.

"Part of me didn't think my fears were going to be realised. The midwives started to talk about numbers dropping - his oxygen intake - that's when they called the doctor."

A 58-year-old woman on Universal Credit was left to fend for herself following ankle surgery after Brent Council backtracked on a pledge to pay for her care.

A merger between eight clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in north west London including Brent and Westminster has been delayed until 2021.

A child abuse victim has accused the government of taking his lifeline after officers stopped his disability payments.

A Kenton hospice is under so much pressure it is finding ways to cut costs - despite a government multi-million-pound pledge to help end of life charities.

"If truth be known, I think my patients can be quite routine and boring now."

Dawn Butler MP has launched a petition saying the night closure of a Park Royal urgent care centre is "an act of wilful neglect".

What the Dickens! A Northwick Park hospital helped save the career of the UK's revered writer of tales such as Oliver Twist.

A charity that's been operating from Willesden Health Centre for 31 years is facing closure after its NHS landlord jacked up the rent.

After a May inspection found "patients were being put at significant risk of harm" at a troubled doctors' surgery, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has taken the radical step of suspending the practice for six months.

A diverse group of artists and activists used the last week of the school term to bring a unique brand of performance art to a Willesden school - all in the name of reducing knife crime and empowering young people.

Two surgeries serving Kingsbury and Cricklewood have merged, which could see some patients start travelling further for their care.

The wife of a contaminated blood scandal victim told the ongoing public inquiry into the issue that the fallout from her husband's 30 years of illness almost led to her own suicide.

A Brent-raised cancer survivor is launching his life-saving awareness-raising campaign at a free event in Neasden.

Northwick Park Hospital staff joined colleagues from across the NHS to celebrate "50 years of queer revolt" at the Pride Festival.

A disabled couple's three-week battle to bring their rescue dog home is finally over after an intervention from a former council leader and a human rights charity.

Urgent care centre opening hours at Central Middlesex Hospital may be slashed at night as there are "too few patients" attending.

The UK's first high tech state-of-the art vascular centre has opened at Northwick Park Hospital - a revoluntionary lifesaver for Brent's frailest patients.

Hundreds of rheumatology patients are campaigning for yoga therapy to be part of their treatment at Central Middlesex Hospital.

A disabled couple who were safely moved following a brutal attack at their Wembley hostel are now battling with their housing association which says they can't keep their pet dog.

A Willesden Green mum has been nominated for an international photography award for her hard-hitting self harm pictures.

A Dollis Hill dad is inviting people to come and rock the night away at his charity gig in aid of dementia sufferers.

Ollie Rayner is hoping his decision to join Kent on long-term loan will spark the start to the latest chapter of a county career that already spans 14 seasons.

Good weather allowed dementia sufferers and their carers enjoy a charity's first al fresco picnic in Wembley.

A Kilburn nurse is more than half way through a 30-day exercise challenge to raise funds into bowel cancer research.

A family from Wembley has joined a campaign to end the "national scandal" of detaining people with autism and learning disabilities under the Mental Health Act.

A mum of two smashed a 10km fundraising run for a primary school in Queen's Park despite undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

A pensioner who was unable to eat solids for two years has thanked her Northwick Park surgeon for giving her back the ability to enjoy her favourite foods.

Nursery children in Kensal Green have been learning how to properly clean their teeth to stop decay taking root.

More than 5,500 patients at a walk-in medical centre in Cricklewood face the closure of their GP surgery.

A charity that helps people in times of crisis held an art exhibition at Kilburn Library to raise awareness of mental health issues.

A youth charity in Brondesbury is appealing for bicycle riders to take part in a summer fundraising drive.

"Carry a ball not a blade" was the message at a children's sports tournament in Brent which saw teams shine.

A charity is to raise awareness for mental health by holding an art exhibition at Kilburn Library.

Construction worker Paul Byrne broke 11 bones when he fell to earth and almost died but has found a new life as a midwife at Northwick Park Hospital.

Chrysanthemums, sunflowers and oak trees have been named as some of the worst plants that trigger hay fever allergies.

Four cases of measles at a Queen's Park School have worried parents as figures reveal another eight children in Brent may be infected.

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