Overload Mental Health Film Project – Age Exchange

‘Overload’ Film Project By Age Exchange

See all of the below info in this graphical poster! CLICK HERE:Overload Film Project

Are you interested in being involved in making a film? Here’s your opportunity to contribute your story and/or be involved in the production. No special skills required.

‘Overload’ (working title), will be a film about how modern day living in *South London affects peoples’ senses; sight, hearing, taste, touch, thought  processes, feelings, memory and sense of space.

The film will be based on people’s accounts of mild to severe effects of ‘Overload’.

South London and Maudsley NHS Charitable trust has funded Age Exchange to work with Cooltan Arts and filmmaker Ivan Riches to make this film, which will be shown at the BFI in November 2011.

If you think you might be interested in being involved please come along to  learn more about what’s involved. Please RSVP as there are only 20 places for this meeting.

* (SLAM Trust funding for this project is for people who live in or use Mental Health Services in: Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark)

Meeting plus lunch:
Venue: Cooltan Arts
Date: 31.5.2011
Time: 12 noon – 3pm
For more information please contact:
Ivan Riches.
Tel: 07808 366269 or 01462 615224
Email: ivan.riches@ntlworld.com
Age Exchange
11 Blackheath Village
London SE3 9LA
Tel: 020 8318 9105

Involvement in Developing Electronic Personal Health Records

Involvement in Developing Electronic Personal Health Records

What are Electronic Personal Health Records?
An electronic personal health record is an online website (or portal) where service users have password protected access to their personal electronic health profile. A service user can view, edit and share aspects of their health information via their profile and this can be done in a private, secure and confidential environment.

SLaM is currently developing a pilot to introduce electronic personal health records with the Psychosis CAG and is putting together a Patient/Staff Advisory Group. The overall purpose of this group will be to advise on how best to roll out electronic personal health records and to think about potential advantages and challenges.

For more information about this programme, click here: http://www.slam.nhs.uk/news/latest-news/microsoft-and-maudsley-join-up-to-develop-a-world-first-for-mental-health-care.aspx

For more information about this opportunity and to learn in more detail about the role, simply view the roles poster – CLICK HERE:eMPOWERMENT SU Consultant Role Description

Contact details and further instructions can be found in the document linked above.
For further info please contact Nin Pandit 07773388752, email Ninjeri.Pandit@slam.nhs.uk

Southwark Mind’s Service Users Consultation Event

!Southwark Mind wants to know what YOU think!- have your say on how to improve its projects and the organisation work!
A great chance to get to exercise your input with a fantastic mental health lobbying and awareness charity!

When: 3rd June 2011, 10.30-3 Where: Chumleigh Gardens Burgess Park, Camberwell, SE5 0RJ
Delicious lunch provided 
MAP OF LOCATION: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=SE5+0RJ&aq=&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.440126,43.286133&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=London+SE5+0RJ,+United+Kingdom&ll=51.483147,-0.083964&spn=0.006908,0.021136&z=16

Perhaps you would benefit from the event due to the below:
Have you ever used Southwark Mind services? Such as:
• User council meeting?
• Women’s forum?
• Kindred mind’s groups?
• Cuckoo club?
• Hearing voices group?
What do you think about Southwark Mind’s newsletter publication and how it communicates with you?
Come to this consultation day and let Southwark Mind where its strengths are and how it can improve. Your feedback is important and will be used in the organisation’s Business Planning Day the results of which will be reported in its newsletter publication.

Fore more information on this event and to find out details about Quality Management and you can also get invovled with this then please see this poster from the organisation – CLICK HERE:Southwark Mind’s Service Users Consultation Event 2011

Latest Edition of COSMO! By service users for service users.

Find attached to this Post the Latest Edition of COSMO!

This is a publication produced by Lewisham service users for service users. It aims to provide information about local activities/ events, reports on peoples experiences and recovery journey’s and aims to help in tackling the discrimation and stigma experienced by people who have had mental health problems.

Take a look at the latest edition by CLICKING HERE:COSMO Issue 8

If anybody would like to recommend ideas to feature in the next newsletter, all submissionswill be warmly welcomed.
You can contact us at Email: cosnewsletter@live.co.uk.

Psychosis CAG, Service User Consultant sought for Care Pathways WorkC

Psychosis Clinical Academic Group, Service User Consultant, Care Pathways

Are you passionate about improving care for people in mental health services?
Do you have experience of getting feedback from service users?
Are you comfortable working alongside managers and service users?
Would you like to help design the Psychosis Care Pathways?

This role is to be a member of the “Service User Advisory Group” which will advise the Psychosis CAG Executive Team. Currently there is a focus on “Care Pathways”, which outline which treatments are used at each stage in someone’s journey through services.
Its a great opportunity for someone to step forward who may have opinions about the way the mental health treatment cycle should be structured for patients.

What will be expected of you?
– Attendance of the quarterly Service User Advisory Group
– Attendance of the meetings for the pathway you work on and do work in between meetings for
– Support managers to consult with service users and work with local user groups
– Help staff consider the relevance of care pathway issues to service users

This role will be best suited to someone with:
– Experience of using mental health services
– A real passion for helping develop care pathways
– Experience of meetings
– Experience of consulting with services users
– Ability to think about others’ experiences

What are the hours?
Up to 2 hours per week for at least 6 months.

How do you apply?
First, have a look at the role description CLICK HERE:Role Description – Service User Care Pathways Consultant – Deadline 7th June 2011 and power-point presentation CLICK HERE:Service User Advisory & Care Pathway Roles Presentation

For more information and If you are interested in applying contact:
Please note that deadlines for applications being received are the7th June 2011

Anne Kirby, Patient and Public Involvement Lead for the Psychosis CAG:
Email:anne.kirby@slam.nhs.uk Telephone:07989652482

Planning for a 2011 Mental Health & Wellbeing Event in Lewisham

Get involved with Planning for a 2011 Mental Health & Wellbeing Event to take place in Lewisham!

Lewisham Service user or carer consultants are being sought for this opening whom have an interest in planning events.
This date for the event is not yet confirmed but is envisaged as taking place in October or November 2011.
Meetings will be held in Catford . The event itself is at The Civic Suite in Catford

You will work alongside staff from mental health services and the primary care trust in the detailed planning of an annual stakeholders event. Requirements will including attending regular planning meetings giving ideas and feedback on the development and shape the event ought to take. There may be opportunities for doing some related work in between the meetings.

The kind of people desirable will:
• Have an understanding of mental health services in Lewisham.
• Be able and willing to attend regular (initially monthly, then becoming more frequent) meetings.
• Be interested or experienced in the detailed planning of large events.

It is vital to have the service user/carer perspective when developing and planning a stakeholder event such as the one proposed.
The meetings are informal and support will be offered to people involved in the work. This could also be a voluntary opportunity for people wanting to build experience and confidence.

For more information and to see a poster retaining graphical displays about the event CLICK HERE:Planning – Mental Health & Wellbeing Event for Lewisham

Attendance at the meetings can be paid through the involvement register. Other activity may be on a voluntary basis.

For an informal chat about what might be involved or for more information please contact: Alice Glover 020 3228 0959 Email: alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk

Sydenham Garden seeks Trustees to transform organisation.

A chance to join a board of governing trustees to boost your CV and credentials while giving your skills to a great organisation.

Sydenham Garden aims to transform lives through therapeutic activities, enabling people living with significant illness to move forward in a supportive community environment. Since 2002 it has provided art and crafts and horticultural opportunities to co-workers (our beneficiaries) from Lewisham and Bromley. In 2010 the organisation moved into a new resource centre which provides an inspiring base for an expansion of the charitie’s activities.

The organisation is seeking to strengthen its Trustee board with new members seeking particular skills in finance, human resources, therapeutic work and experience as a user of services.

For more information and an application pack please contact Marie – Email: marie@sydenhamgarden.org.uk . Please indicate which of the above roles you would be seeking to fill.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact the Dr Jim Sikorski, Chair of Trustees – Email: j.sikorski@nhs.net

For more information and to find out more about what the organisation does visit: http://www.sydenhamgarden.org.uk