2019 Events

Thursday 10th October 2019 - World Mental Health Day

Apple Donation
HSBC Donation

£160 Donation to The Mental Health Foundation

"Courtesy of Kiri Bowers and Amber Bowers and the enlightened community support programs of their employers Apple and HSBC, who understand that their employees also want to do good for their communities, we raised £160 for the work of The Mental Health Foundation who lead in Research and pioneering Learning Mindfulness Online.

A big thank you from Amber, Kiri and Yoga to everyone that helped out with our Tea & Talk Event on Thursday 10th October 2019 along with Councillor Tim Cobbett and Councillor Lesley Heap to raise £160 for The Mental Health Foundation.

Tea & Talk ~ 16:00-18:00 Gilpin Lounge

For many years our weekly Mindfulness Practice Group have hosted a Tea & Talk Fundraising event in support of the Mental Health Foundation.

They are a leading UK charity who have spent the last 70 years working at the forefront of mental health.

Over the past few years we have raised over £2,250 with Gift Aid for Mental Health Charities, mainly through The London Marathon.

Prevention is at the heart of what they do and the only reasonable answer to the scale of today’s mental health challenge.

Tea & Talk Posters for download in PDF and JPG formats

Mindfulness is central to the work of Mental Health Foundation and is recommended by NHS NICE with 1,200 evidence-based scientific papers. Research from Oxford University found that, on average, there was a 58% reduction in anxiety levels, a 57% reduction in depression levels and a 40% reduction in stress levels among people who completed the Mental Health Foundation Mindfulness Course.

Monday 1st July 2019

Thursday 6th June 2019

Invitation to a Peace Picnic from 1 pm to 7 pm in Blagdon Road Park, New Malden on Thursday 6th June.

On behalf of members of local peace and community groups we invite you and your family to join us for a Peace Picnic ....

The World Happiness Report, released to mark the International Day of Happiness on 20th March 2019

Happy people are more likely to vote to keep an incumbent government in power, while social media is making young people unhappier.

Finland retains 1st place in happiness rankings; HELSINKI — Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country of 5.5 million has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe for a balanced life not simply dependent on economic and material wealth. UK rises 4 places to 15th

The World Happiness Report, produced by the U.N Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be.

It’s based on factors including economic wealth, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices and levels of government corruption.

Thursday 7 February 2019 - Gilpin House Mental Health Event

In conjunction with Kingston upon Thames Council, Holy Cross School, MIND and the Department of Health.

Thank you to all the pupils and staff at Holy Cross School who helped make the "Time To Talk" Event a success!