June 8, 2018

The You First office is moving to create room for the extra staff. We held our meeting at Costa Coffee in Brixton. So after purchasing coffees, teas and croissants we sat down and began.

Welcomes, introductions and update

Present at the meeting were Gavin, Dean, Diane, M...

May 11, 2018

Friday 11th May saw ESURG catch up again for our monthly meeting.

Welcomes and introductions

Apologies from Maria, Christina and Diane

We started off by thanking Aneta for her contribution to the group. She would like to be kept up to date with ESURG but cannot commit to...

May 2, 2018

On 26th April, Diane, our Programme Manager, delivered a presentation to the You First delivery team, link workers, peers and ESURG about the future direction of the programme. She outlined the bold and innovative ways we will be unblock the access to services for peop...

April 24, 2018

Great to see those who attended. Here are the actions and main points from the meeting. 

  • It was agreed by those who attended that I would chair the ESURG meetings going forward with Gavin acting as vice chair.

  • You First will be moving forward with a Trauma...

April 23, 2018

I have removed the amazing homelessness film from the homepage. Fear not! I have it right here.

February 16, 2018

Okay so we are well in to February but it's never too late. ESURG have been busy planning a film about how people in the three boroughs access mental health services. We are also looking at how government cuts are affecting mental health organisations to the point wher...

November 29, 2017

I joined the peers as they visited the steel city in blustery mid-November to take part in the Big Lottery Fulfilling Lives conference.

Representatives from the other 12 fulfilling lives projects were present and engaging workshops were held in both the morning and afte...

November 10, 2017

We've just had our November meeting at the You First offices in Brixton.

Rather than bore you with the minutiae (word of the day) of the meeting, I'd thought, instead I'd give you a brief run down of what took place while it is fresh in my mind.

The meeting was attended...

November 6, 2017

1. Welcome, introductions and update

Group discusses minutes from last meeting.

2. ESURG film

  • Aim for film to be 6 minutes long.

  • Main focus on film will be highlighting the good work some services provide in spite

  • of cut back and difficulties.

  • Decision...

November 2, 2017

Actually, it's the old page but for reasons beyond my comprehension, the main ESURG page cannot be used for the feed.

The new page is www.facebook.com/youfirstesurg

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