Workshop on Equalities & Diversity

Improving Equalities Issues

This is a great opportunity for service user consultants with an interest in working alongside staff to take forward equalities issues to improve mental health services.

To view the flyer for this opportunity which has more information CLICK HERE:Equality & Diversity Workshop 6th September 2011

When?: Tuesday 6th September 2011
Where?: Maudsley Hospital – To view map CLICK HERE:http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=maudsley+hospital&hl=en&ll=51.468071,-0.088577&spn=0.014463,0.042272&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=14.066575,43.286133&z=15
What time?: Afternoon (time tbc)

SLaM has a single equalities scheme which tries to address inequalities focussing on the following issues: Age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious belief and disability. Each clinical academic group needs to develop systems to make sure that this scheme is integrated into their work. This initial workshop aims to explore what the priorities are for the mood, anxiety & personality clinical academic group and to identify some next steps.

What skills and / or experience do I need?
For paid service user consultancy, this would suit someone who
• Has experience of and confidence in participating in meetings where there are more staff than service users
• Has experience of SLaM services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder
• Has a broad understanding of equalities issues and mental health
• Can concentrate for 2 hours

For unpaid service user participation this would suit someone who
• Wants to develop their confidence in participating in meetings with staff
• Has experience of SLaM services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder
• Has an interest in equalities and mental health
• Can concentrate for 2 hours

Paid work or voluntary?
There are places for 4 paid service user consultants (meetings rate) and 2 unpaid.

Is support available?
People can be met with prior to the workshop and /or talk on the phone. The SLaM single equalities scheme is also available to read for those interested.

For more information contact:

Alice Glover: Patient & Public Involvement Lead
Tel: 020 3228 0959 Email: alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk

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Hear Us Forum – Open Meeting

You are all warmly welcome to attend this open meeting! Featuring expressive arts, creative writing, music and much more in between. You can even get involved and show some of your own work. Read below for more information:

When?: Tuesday August 2nd 2011
What Time?: From 1pm onwards
What Venue?: CVA in Croydon, Croydon Voluntary Action, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
To view map CLICK HERE:http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=CR0+2TB&hl=en&ll=51.379402,-0.102568&spn=0.007246,0.021136&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=14.066575,43.286133&z=16

Food and Drink will be provided!

SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) are coming to ask service users what they would like from an Arts Strategy; What does taking part in Art (including dance, music, painting, creative writing and more…) mean to you and how does it/could it impact on your recovery? Service User Consultants from SLaM will be holding a confidential Focus Group as part of our Open Meeting and would very much welcome your attendance and ideas.

There will also be a chance to come and have a go at some different ‘ART FORMS’

· Singing
· Creative writing
· Expressive art

And also to ‘showcase’ your own work if you would like – read a poem you have written, a piece of creative writing, show some art work, music or anything else you may want to share!

To view a programme flyer of the day CLICK HERE:HearUsForumOpenMeeting2ndAugust2011

We very much look forward to seeing you at this event. No need to book in advance, just come along on the day. Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information, or are interested in ‘showcasing’ your artistic talents at this event.

Contact:
Tim Oldham (Coordinator)

Hear Us
Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
CR2 6EZ

Tel: 020 8681 6888

Hear Us Website = www.hear-us.org


TWIG Ops Meeting Minutes – 5th May 2011

Take a look at the Trust Wide Involvement  Group Operational Meeting minutes for the:

Thursday 5th May 2011 Meeting

You can find out what happened in the meeting and get a flavour of what’s going on in SLaM TWIG Ops.

To view the transcript minutes from the meeting CLICK HERE:TWIG Ops Minutes_5May2011


TWIG Ops Meeting Minutes – 10th February 2011

Take a look at the Trust Wide Involvement  Group Operational Meeting minutes for the:

Thursday 10th February 2011 Meeting

You can find out what happened in the meeting and get a flavour of what’s going on in SLaM TWIG Opps.

To view the transcript minutes from the meeting CLICK HERE:TWIG Ops Minutes_10Feb2011


Peer Led Recovery Project Manager

Fantastic new Job Opportunity

Job Title: Peer Led Recovery Project Manager
Reference: 334-CAM11091
Area of Work: Managerial
Employer: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Vocational Rehab Manager
Location: Lewisham
Salary: £30,634 – £40,406 pa inc
Job Type: Fixed Term Temporary
Staff Group: Administrative & Clerical
Pay Scheme: Agenda for change
Pay Band: 6
Working pattern: 37.5 Hours/Week

Closing Date: 27th July 2011

This is an exciting opportunity to develop peer lead initiatives that promote recovery for for those using mental health services. You will preferably have personal experience of using mental health services.

You will have extensive experience of developing and managing a range of projects and services that support service users and staff. You will be a self starter and able to work using your own initiative with minimal supervision. This post will involve working across Lewisham Adult Mental Health Services at a variety of sites including Community and Inpatient settings.

You will bring to this post your experience of all areas of project management including project planning, financial and staff management. This post will bring you into contact with a wide range of stakeholders so it is essential that the postholder has excellent communication skills and can build effective working relationships.

As this is a new post, you will be expected to respond and meet the demands of the project as it develops. It is essential that the postholder is flexible as this may require working outside of core (9am – 5pm) hours.

This post is on a 3 Year Fixed Term contract.

To view a poster containing details about this vacancy CLICK HERE:Peer Led Recovery Project Manager

If you would like more information, please contact Sharon Killick for an informal discussion who’s details are below:

Sharon Killick
Vocational Development Manager Lewisham
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Ladywell House,
330 Lewisham High Street. London SE13 6JZ
Telephone: 020 3228 9009 Internal: 89009 Fax: 020 3228 9100 Mobile: 0777 9022 935