KINDRED MINDS UPDATE and forthcoming activities this week: PoP-In & Women’s Group @ Cambridge House…Posted: April 22, 2014
Dear beloved Kindred Minds members
As you’ve already heard from Southwark Association for Mental Health (SAMH), Kindred Minds have received 3 months funding to continue with the development of our project into the future. Big thanks to them for seeing our worth and potential!
We wish to let you know of our forthcoming activities that proved to be very well attended and hope to see you back again :
Fortnightly PoP-In starting this Thursday 24th April 4-6pm ( Derron & another will be facilitating) @ Cambridge House.
Monthly Women’s Group starting this Friday 25th April 12-2pm (Geraldine and Shirley will be facilitating) @ Cambridge House.
Light lunch and refreshment will be provided.
SAMH are currently supporting us to put in new fresh funding bids and It is important we hear from you.
Add our NEW email to your contact list and let us know you are there! Come support the development of our unique genuine user run/led project bu emailing us on email@example.com and have your say into it’s next phase. Or come to our next 3 months activities.
On behalf of Kindred Minds Steering Group
ps Please circulate to any friends/family/groups who would like to know about us and spread the word.
My name is Amena Zaman and I am working for Imkaan (www.imkaan.org.uk). Imkaan have been commissioned by Lewisham council to consult with women who have exited violence living in Lewisham. The outcomes of the consultation will inform the council’s VAWG strategy, which is due this summer.
We are looking to interview and run focus groups with women who have experienced domestic and other forms of violence, such as stalking, sexual violence/rape, forced marriage, sexual exploitation and those who have exited prostitution, to collect their experiences about services they may have accessed in Lewisham.
We are particularly interesting in interviewing a woman from the LBT community and a women living with a registered disability.
Please do take a look at the attached documents and please do let me know if you have any service users that may want to participate, via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you very much for your time.
Disabled people are trapped in assessment ‘nightmare’ by PIP benefits regime, says Dr Stephen DuckworthPosted: April 21, 2014
Matthew Mckenzie attended this very informative meeting.
He has done great audio and video blogs as well as taking some photos.
There were presentations from Active Minds and Employment Support — a new service. Kam Patel: Personal Independence Payment — replacing DLA (Disability Living Allowance). Croydon Discretionary Scheme (CDS), Replacing social funding e.g. crisis loans and Access to Work with Special Guest Mary Dunleavy, Q and A session on PIP.
The audio and video blogs contain a huge amount of information on benefits, access to work, PIP payments and more! They are well worth a watch or a listen.
You can find Matthew’s video blog here:
His audio blog here:
Thank you Matthew – great work!
On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Maudsley Charity is inviting the public and SLaM staff to learn more about how it benefits service users and the community.
The showcase event, which is being held at the ORTUS Centre between 6pm-8pm, coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 12 – 18 May.
There will be opportunity to learn about the wide range of projects that the charity supports, including:
- Hearing Things – a drama-based programme which explores mental health care experiences using theatre techniques. The project aims to build rapport with service users and help educate the public on mental health.
- Anxiety Arts Festival 2014 – a sneak peek at the new London-wide arts festival organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The festival will explore the causes and effects of anxiety and will bring leading and emerging artists, musicians and performers together for a dynamic programme of events.
- Mind and Soul Choir -a community choir which aims to break down barriers associated with mental health and improve wellbeing through singing. The choir was formed in Lambeth in 2006 and their director, Lea Cornthwaite, is also Musical Director for The Royal Opera House Youth Company.
It is entirely free to attend and promises to be an informative and enjoyable evening.
For more information, please click here.
And to book your place, contact email@example.com or 020 7848 7915.
Stuff & Nonsense 3 – Celebrating our Senses and Shakespeare!
This Bank Holiday we will be open as usual and our monthly creative theme of Stuff & Nonsense continues. On Monday we will be trying to make sense (or perhaps nonsense) of our senses and celebrating the famous playwright’s 450th anniversary. Treat your hands, eyes and mind with Nail-Works at 2 pm, Optical Poetry at 5 pm, and Sensing Our Senses talk by Neuropsychology researchers at 7 pm. There will also be music for your ears and a tasty fresh menu from the kitchen to enjoy too!