Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party!

Come along for this tea party and help raise money to help sick children in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.
Its also a great opportunity to meet some of the people at Southwark Carers – as you may be a carer yourself or may have a carer who would be interested in finding out more about the organisation.

View the flyer for this event CLICK HERE:Wallace & Gromit’s Great British Tea Party!

When?: Thursday 8th December 2011
What time?: Between 10AM – 1PM
Where?: Gilroy Hall,
Cambridge House
1 Addington Square,
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE5+0HF&hl=en&ll=51.48145,-0.091882&spn=0.006842,0.021136&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.313739,43.286133&vpsrc=6&hnear=London+SE5+0HF,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16

Wallace & Gromit may be available to speak to at the event!

If you’re interested in coming then please contact Southwark Carers:
Email:info@southwarkcarers.org.uk or Tel:020 7708 4497

Remember – All money raised goes to help sick children

TWIG Ops Meeting Minutes – Thursday 4th August 2011

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

Thursday 4th August 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:Minutes of SLaM TWIG Operations Meeting 4th August 2011

Working Through Paranoia and Unusual Beliefs

A One-Day Learning Event Exploring an Often Misunderstood Subject

View the flyer for this training event CLICK HERE:Working Through Paranoia and Unusual Beliefs

Have a read of some inpiring information about the event speaker Pete Bullimore “I wouldn’t want to get rid of
my voices now, they’re part of me” CLICK HERE:Inspiring Info About Peter – event speaker

When?: Thursday 3rd November 2011
What time?: 9.30 am – 4.00 pm
Where?: Seniors,
260 Stanstead Road,
SE23 1DD
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE23+1DD&hl=en&ll=51.44149,-0.037379&spn=0.013696,0.042272&sll=51.465959,-0.110636&sspn=0.006844,0.021136&vpsrc=6&hnear=London+SE23+1DD,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=15
– Buses: 185, 171 * Train Stations: Catford, Catford Bridge & Forest Hill (10-15min walk) * Venue has full
disability access with lavatory suitable for smaller wheelchairs only. Local taxis on 8291-1111 & 8697-1235 *
Parking available in local streets. Another great LVP Project Event!


This event is open to all

¨ Hear Personal Experience and Recovery
¨ Understand Paranoia as a Disability
¨ Re-think and Explore Paranoia using the latest ideas
¨ Discover the Three Stages of Paranoia
¨ Learn about Triggers and Warning Signs
¨ Learn about Working with Unusual Beliefs

To book contact Errol Hall, Email: errol.hall@slam.nhs.uk Tel: 0208 694 6519


Lambeth – Choice Workshops

Lambeth – Choice workshops

These workshops have been organised as part of the Lambeth Personal Health Budget
pilot. They are a great opportunity for service users in Lambeth accessing
mental health services to explore what’s involved in making choices
about their life and to share knowledge and experience of what
opportunities are out there.

View the flyer for these workshops CLICK HERE:Lambeth Personalisation Workshops


  • 3rd November 2011 – Faith & Culture
  • 24th November 2011 – Education
  • 15th December 2011 – Arts & Culture
  • 19th January 2012 – Holidays
  • 9th February 2012 – Connecting with your Neighbourhood
  • 23rd February 2012 – Leisure
    What time?: 1:30 – 3pm
    Where?: SHARP
    308-312 Brixton Road
    SW9 6AA
    Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SW9+6AA&hl=en&ll=51.468379,-0.111194&spn=0.006844,0.021136&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.313739,43.286133&vpsrc=6&hnear=London+SW9+6AA,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16 All of these workshops are free for Lambeth based service users and carers and booking is not required – simply turn up on the day!
    However if you do have any enquiries then please feel free to call DASL: 0207 642 0041

    The TWIG blog provides links to other organisations for information and convenience only. Links to external websites have been checked, however TWIG is not responsible for the content of these third party websites. The views and opinions expressed on the third party sites or expressed by groups related to the third party sites do not necessarily reflect that of TWIG.

Lambeth Mental Health Support Planning Training

Learning Together
Three one-day training events are currently being run on Mental Health Support Planning:

View the flyer for this event CLICK HERE:Lambeth Support Planning Flyer – 2011

  • 28th October 2011
  • 25th November 2011
  • 9th December 2011What time?:
    9.30am for registration, tea/coffee
    10.00am Start
    1.00pm Lunch (provided)
    4.30pm Finish
    Brixton Road Community Mental Health Centre
    332 Brixton Road (Conservatory Room)
    SW9 7AA
    Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SW9+7AA&hl=en&ll=51.465959,-0.110636&spn=0.006844,0.021136&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.313739,43.286133&vpsrc=6&hnear=London+SW9+7AA,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16

    These training sessions are a great opportunity for service users and Carers in Lambeth accessing mental health services to understand how to create their own support plan to access personal budgets as part of the Personalisation agenda. The sessions will be for Lambeth service users, carers and lambeth mental
    health staff so together you can learn about this new way of working and helping each other.

    Overview of what the days are about
    Personalisation is now the new direction for resources allocation in care and A key part of self-directed support is people making a support plan to work out what is important to them and how they can use their Personal Budget in the best way. These one-day training events will give you the chance to learn more about support planning and what it means.
    This training will enable you to stay one step ahead of the game and make sure you know all about support planning in personalisation.

    If you are interested and with to book a place
    For all bookings (service users, carers, voluntary sector) please call:
    Claire Groarke on

    Tel: 020 3228 7050 or Email: claire.groarke@slam.nhs.uk

    The TWIG blog provides links to other organisations for information and convenience only. Links to external websites have been checked, however TWIG is not responsible for the content of these third party websites. The views and opinions expressed on the third party sites or expressed by groups related to the third party sites do not necessarily reflect that of TWIG.

Service User Consultants to work on the PPI Strategy Consultation Process

PPI – Public & Patient Involvement

14 Service Users Currently Sought!
Deadline for applications extended!

About this role:
SLaM is revising its strategy on Public and Patient Involvement (PPI)
The first phase in this work is to capture PPI related aims and objectives contained within existing strategies developed by the Trust, the Department of Health or other NHS Bodies. We also need to consider PPI related programmes of work coming out of groups working within SLaM or externally (e.g. Department of Health and other NHS Bodies).
Approximately 14 people are being sought who have used SLaM services. You will be asked to review a number of templates, which have been completed by SLaM staff who lead on either a strategic area or chair a key meeting. You will need to query, question and clarify the information contained on the papers then, as a group, decide on the key areas you think the PPI Strategy needs to consider. This will be reported back to the PPI Steering Group by your group lead.

  • View the full Role Description CLICK HERE:Service User Consultant to work on the PPI Strategy Consultation Process
  • Also see the list of sub groups and have a think about which ones you’re most interested in working with CLICK HERE:Subgroups ListIf you’ve had a read of the Role Description above and have an wish to apply to work with one of the subgroups in the list above:
    – then Call or Email a member of the PPI Team.Ray Johannsen-Chapman (Trust Strategic Lead for PPI)
    Emma Playford (Senior Patient Experience Officer)
    Nell Filgate (Patient Experience Officer)
    All of the above can be contacted on: 020 3228 1657 / 1661 / 1674 or by email: PPI@slam.nhs.uk
    The PPI Team will talk to you about your experience as well as answer any questions you might have. It is possible to make a preference about which sub-group/s you would prefer to work in. However, all sub-groups will have to be populated and you may not be allocated to the sub-group of your choice.Also see the list of sub groups and have a think about which ones you’re most interested in working with CLICK HERE:Subgroups ListDeadline for applications?:
    Monday 17th October 2011.

    NOW EXTENDED TO – Monday 24TH october 2011!

Nightline audit wins first prize at HQIP national awards

The HQIP National Audit Awards and Conference 2011 took place on 10 and 11th October at the Mercure Hotel, Manchester.

A total of 14 NHS organisations were shortlisted for the five awards, including the only double-nominee – South London and Maudsley NHS which was nominated in the Patient and Public Involvement (the Crisis Helpline Audit) and in the Sustained Improvement categories (Audit of Antipsychotic use in Inpatients with diagnosis of Dementia).

The Crisis Helpline Evaluation was announced as the Winner in it’s category of Patient and Public Involvement.  The judges commented that the project was exemplary as it demonstrates the value of including service users in all stages of an audit project from choosing a topic to developing recommendations and implementing changes.  The prize and certificates were collected by Dr. Martin Baggaley, SLaM Medical Director and Sheila Woodward, Corporate Audit Project Manager on behalf of the Audit Lead, D Rosier, Service User Consultant who was unable to make the ceremony.  For further information and to view the poster presentations of either of the SLAM projects, please visit the HQIP website intranet site  http://www.hqip.org.uk/hqip-clinical-audit-awards-2011-and-the-winners-are/