Mind in Croydon Positive Steps

Positive Steps – A 15km Charity Walk

Lloyd Park, Croydon

24th May 2014

Positive Steps is back on this year and we are expecting it to be bigger and better than last year!

You can see all the photos from last year on our Facebook page.

We had a brilliant pilot event in 2013, everyone involved had fun and we raised a bit of cash too. So the date is in the diary, the park is booked and we are keen to get your registrations in early.

Last year, the amazing Ronnie Corbett came to open the event. We are yet to confirm who will be opening the 2014 event and we will release this information as soon as we can!


Pallant House – Outside In

Pallant House – Outside In

Will be running a Surgery Day at Network Arts

Location:   Network Arts – Lee Centre

Monday 28th April, 2014

Book yourself a place on the Surgery Day at Network Arts for help in creating an online gallery with Outside In. You can bring along up to 5 pieces of work to be photographed, get help in writing your artist’s statement and upload it all to a personal gallery page. Each slot is 45 minutes long, please call the number below or email to book a slot.

If you already have an online gallery with Outside In, we can help you to update it with new works during one of the slots too.

From this you can submit two pieces of work for selection for an exhibition in London at CGP London in September this year. Further information on the exhibition can be found here: http://www.outsidein.org.uk/The-Inner-Self-2014

To book a 45 minute slot email: mo@networkartslewisham.co.uk or call: 07817 411 382 or 0208 852 2849

Address: The Lee Centre, 1 Aislibie Road, Lee, London, SE12 8QH

Flyer here: 2nd Surgery day

Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2014

Volunteers wanted

The Role:
They are looking for volunteers to act as their ambassadors at the festival. As a Volunteer Ambassador the main role will be to help audiences orient themselves around the eclectic range of performances.

Main activities will be to

• Provide visitors and participants with information about the festival
• Carry out stewarding acts
• Distribute and collect audience feedback forms.
• Be a friendly face for the public to approach
• Help to ensure that the festival is accessible to all

They believe that volunteers are at the heart of the festival and the more upbeat and positive the volunteers, the more brilliant the festival will be and the greater a time everyone will have!

How to apply:
Potential volunteers can apply online through a simple online form that can be found on their website. Applications open Monday 28th April and close on Monday 20th May. Applicants must be able to commit to three shifts throughout the festival (20th-28th June) and must be able to attend an induction event on the evening of Monday 9th June.

Our full programme will be announced mid May but here is a taster of the highlights to wet their appetites! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6t74KFKWHX0

Self-Advocacy Training in May at CoolTan Arts


I’ve attached the schedule for Self Advocacy at CoolTan Arts in May.

Self-advocacy Schedule A5 flyer for MAY 2014 – ONE-SHEET

If you could add it to the website, that would be great.



Sunil Chauhan

Acting Administrator for Self Advocacy

CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, London,

SE17 1JE

Patient and Public Engagement Event – 24th April 2014

Dear All,

Please find attached a flyer and our location map.

CRF Location Plan

Public engagement event v 4

I would be most grateful if you could circulate this to any patient groups that you have as well as advertising this on your websites.

We are looking predominatly for patients who have taken part in research or who would like to in the future to attend the event.

Unfortunately due to limited space within the unit we are unable to accomodate staff wanting to attend, however if you would like a tour of the facility please do contact Toks on our reception desk on the number below.

Kind regards,


Business Manager
NIHR / Wellcome Trust King’s Clinical Research Facility
020 3299 1851

CV Training with a difference

Hello everyone

Blackfriars Settlement Learning and Development service are offering CV training with a difference in May.  Not only will it be an excellent opportunity to learn how to identify your own skills and personal qualities to put together a good CV but it will have a computer skills focus.  Areas covered will include learning how to send attachments, checking spelling and grammar, and formatting text to create a document that will show you at your best.  You can brush up those rusty IT skills and learn new ones.

CV Training

And they’ve given MHWBS a week’s head-start to offer this across the MH network so that service users/members of services can have first dibs.  So be quick and get in touch.  Be part of a mixed inclusive group in a community setting.

Bill Stewart

Service Coordinator Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

Find out more about our graphic design studio www.art2printstudio.co.uk

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB

Telephone: 020 7928 9521  Fax: 020 7960 4628

Find out more about what we can do for you:


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CoolTan Arts Stays Up LATES

CoolTan Arts are pleased to announce the launch of ‘CoolTan Arts Stays Up LATES’, a collaborative book and DVD on mental health heritage. This publication is the finale of a year long HLF funded project in which CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle volunteers researched and led a series of guided gallery tours at The Science Museum’s popular ‘Lates’ evening events.

Launch Book and DVD – Largactyl Shuffle at Science Museum LATES-final


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