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Mary Mullix appointed as the new Director of North Kensington Health Recovery

Published on: Thursday 14 November 2019

Mary Mullix has been appointed as the new Director of North Kensington Recovery. Mary’s most recent role was Deputy Director for Quality, Nursing and Patient Safety at North West London Collaboration of CCGs.

Mary has considerable NHS experience, having worked clinically as a registered children’s and adult nurse, specialist practitioner in public health nursing, and experience of working directly with communities. Over the next few months, Mary will be out and about meeting local resident groups, and with partner organisations, and we are very pleased to have her on board.


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Coppersmithing at Maxilla Men’s Shed.

Published on: Monday 11 November 2019

An Introductory Course to Coppersmithing at Maxilla Men's Shed.


Create beautiful copper bowls using traditional tools and Coppersmithing techniques. A great introduction for beginners and perfect practice for those wanting to increase their skill.

Coppersmithing Course comprised of 6 x 2hr sessions

Day 1 - Tuesday 12th November 10am to 12pm

Day 2 – Wednesday 13th November 10am to 12pm

Day 3 – Tuesday 19th November 10am to 12pm

Day 4 – Wednesday 20th November 10am to 12pm

Day 5 – Tuesday 26th November 10am to 12pm

Day 6 – Wednesday 27th November 10am to 12pm

Our workshops are free and prioritised to age 50+ Maxilla Men’s Shed Members and regular Shed users. Spaces are limited and will be determined by application criteria. Pleases make sure you are able to commit to all 6 sessions before signing up.

To book your space, please apply here https://forms.gle/gGQozCSrcB7yLmEa8

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About Maxilla Men's Shed

Maxilla Men's Shed is a space where local adults, can come to learn, teach, make, share and socialise. An enjoyable way to stay socially integrated in our local community, stay active and learn or pass on transferable skills in a workshop environment and through specialised training programmes.

Maxilla Men's Shed will be running a series of courses and workshops in the shed. The courses will be focused around learning a new skill where Shedders can go on to develop and practice their new skill in The Shed space. Maxilla Men's Shed is offering a workshop workspace where users can work on practical projects, follow hobbies with others, learn a new skill by joining any of our free courses, enjoy the benefits of socialising and meeting new members, have access to a computer, tinker and drink tea. Members decide when they come and what they do and enjoy learning from each other. The main sessions are for ages 50+ but other supervised sessions can be for over 18's.

Maxilla Men’s Shed is made possible with funding from NHS West London Clinical Commissioning Group, RBKC Public Health and the Kensington and Chelsea Foundation.
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For more information contact: Rasha.el-sady@acava.org
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Maxilla Men's Shed, ACAVA Maxilla Studios, 4 Maxilla Walk, W10 6NQ


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Free wellbeing courses for Grenfell community this autumn

Published on: Friday 1 November 2019

The Lancaster West Residents’ Association (LWRA) has partnered with the Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service and CNWL’s Recovery & Wellbeing College to run a programme of free wellbeing courses for the Grenfell community this autumn.

The pilot project first ran courses for the community in the summer, at different community venues.

Following its success the Recovery and Wellbeing College and Grenfell Health and Wellbeing Service will now be working with various organisations in the community to offer free Grenfell wellbeing workshops in the coming months.

This latest programme being run with the LWRA consists of five sessions on sleep, developing resilience, managing stress coping with Christmas and understanding anxiety.

They are open to everyone living in Kensington and Chelsea and anyone affected by Grenfell.

They will all take place at the Lancaster West Estate Community Centre, 1A Station Walk, W11 1WF

All the workshops are co-produced by practitioners and people using services, and are co-delivered by both a peer trainer and a practitioner trainer.

You can book your place by calling 020 3214 5686 or emailing recoverycollege.cnwl@nhs.net

“We are committed to working in co-production with the community to deliver workshops and courses that are culturally relevant to the wellbeing needs of people in Kensington and Chelsea,” said Dr Sue Williams, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who is part of the team working on the project.

CNWL’s Recovery & Wellbeing College is a learning and development centre that provides a range of courses, workshops and resources for staff and people using CNWL services, their carers, supporters, and families.

Download the poster here for more information.


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