Having attended the events at the Brent Punjabi Association (BPA), I have benefitted in many ways. I have been unwell, and suffering from depression. One of the Founder members introduced me to the BPA when it was in its early stages. I started to get out of the house more, meet more people and socialise. I have learnt to dance and to do Yoga exercises. The BPA has a full programme of exercise every week. Music is often played and we are encouraged to join in with the singing, if we wish to do so. We enjoy eating a wide variety of food every week and enjoy social conversation and interaction during meal times. Tea time is another opportunity to socialise.Going to the BPA has helped me cope with my depression. People are all very friendly, helpful and very caring. You can talk about your problems and get help. The BPA provides a forum for informal counselling for people. We often have speakers visiting to give informative talks on important topics that are relevant to us. This very helpful and beneficial.I have enjoyed making many friends at the BPA and we all look after each other. I always look forward to meeting my newly made friends every week! In summary, I have benefitted greatly in different ways from participating at the BPA. it has made a big difference and been very helpful to me in coping with my depression.