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Combining Yoga & Meditation session
  • A very successful Yoga & Meditation session organised by Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation for Mental Health with the well qualified Aromatherapist and yoga teacher Alpa Amin. Alpa has been teaching for last 15 years in different parts of UK providing aromatherapy, reflexology complementary therapy yoga and meditation retreats for carers. Thanks to Age UK Croydon for sponsoring Scratchley Hall and Sheela Ajay for all the help and support from preparation through to delivery of the event.

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  • Beautiful, learning about pressure points and breathing techniques.

  • Relaxing, stimulating, lovely, calming and really good.

  • Had a totally relaxing afternoon thank for organising and letting me be a part of it.

Uplifting, fun hour of Laughter Yoga!
  • The Laughter Yoga session organised by Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation for Mental Health was a great way to bring the parents and staff of young people, with special educational needs, who attends St Giles, Priory and Bensham Manor Schools. Thanks to Callie Carling, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,CreaTEAvity Consultancy for an enjoyable session, St Giles School for sponsoring the venue and Beena Ali for making all the arrangements.

    The event was an opportunity to boost your energy levels, reduce feelings of stress AND improve your physical and emotional wellbeing while joyfully connecting with others. All while learning simple laughter yoga exercises and indulging your inner child with playfulness. It is set at an easy peace along with simple yoga stretches, breathing exercises and meditation, designed to laugh yourself healthy!

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  • Noora

    It showed me how to make myself laugh with confidencewithout worrying about other’s opinion.

  • Heather

    Had such fun. Fell so much better. Will try this at home.

  • Linda

    I think laughter is great for everyone. Not sure about yoga as my body is a bit stiff.

  • Lou

    Session was good. Will use techniques at home with kids. Just because I have a lot going on I think the emotion was a bit overwhelming.

  • Beena

    Enjoyed the session so much. Will try and find class nearby to attend.

  • Hazel

    Fantastic Session- so easy to do and so enjoyable.Thank you.

First Aid Training at Methodist Church West Croydon supported by Broad Green Big Local and St Johns Ambulance.
  • Madam Mayor, Cllr Toni Letts and Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed inaugurated First event of the Foundation, First Aid Training at Methodist Church West Croydon supported by Broad Green Big Local and St Johns Ambulance. The event was oversubscribed with hundreds of people in the waiting list. The participants will receive certificates from St Johns Ambulance and it is valid for 3 years.

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  • Thank you for inviting me.

    I found the First Aid training extremely beneficial and very informative. The tutor was excellent and his delivery of the training was professional and engaging. I learnt a lot and believe that every person who is able to undertake First Aid training should do so, as having these skills could save someone's life. I am very grateful to have been invited..

  • My organisation deals with individuals and incidents from many walks of life which makes athe First Aid Training Course so needful.

    The training, information and delivery on the day was excellent with precision and professional. It was an interesting session and the trainer made it very easy to understand and absorb all the details on the emergency action needed to administer assistance in an emergency.

    The duration of the course was just right and we hope that this will be organised again very soon. I wish to register my interest for further any upcoming courses in the future.

  • Thank you for the email. And was a pleasure meeting you in person. It was a great First Aid training and much needed in the community! Great opportunity to be able to do this for FREE. I really enjoyed it and appreciated as needed to do one as I work with clients in the community doing health

  • Training was really useful, refreshing and I took away new skills like using a defibrillator and the importance of putting causalities in a recovery position. It also help me to dispel some of the first Aid Myth such as eating bread or drinking water when choking on a foreign object. I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me and my community connectors.

The charity called Manju Shahul-Hameed Foundation for Mental Health was launched by Cllr Toni Letts OBE, the Mayor of Croydon and Cllr Tony Newman, the Leader of London Borough of Croydon.
  • Dignitaries present at the event were Bishop of Croydon, Jonathan Clark, Colonel Ian McRobbie, Queen’s representative for Croydon and Mr. Rahul Nangare, First Secretary of Indian High Commission.

    A number of Councillors and representatives of community and voluntary organsiations and charities and business leaders were also present.

    The speakers at the event in addition to Cllr Manju Shahul-Hameed, Cllr Toni Letts OBE and Cllr Tony Newman were Mr. Richard Pacitti, Chief Executive of Mind in Croydon and Mrs. Deborah McClusky, Chair of Age UK Croydon.


    Aims of the charity

    1. Improve and maintain community mental wellbeing by

    2. Celebrate older people’s lives.

    3. Improve community wellbeing and promote the value of mindfulness.