Ahoy There! Mental Fight Club Relaunch event on board the Golden Hinde

“Ahoy There!”

Fantastic Event taking place on a really old ship!

Are you interested in being involved with an exciting special Relaunch event on board the Golden Hinde with live sea shanties performed by Cornish Chantey Men, Du Hag Owr (The Black & The Gold).
There are three creative presentations with poetry, music and visuals, each one is an hour long.
When?: Thursday 9th Feb 2011
What times?: 11.00am, 12.00am and 1.00pm
Where?: In-between London Bridge & Southwark Cathedral next to the river!

See full invite below flyer CLICK HERE:Ahoy There! Event 2012

There are only a few places left, but it would be great to see you at the event, and share a little of our slowing unfolding plans for our voyages in 2012 towards greater Inner Peace for all!
If you want to come, then do get in contact ASAP and say what time you’d like to be piped aboard! – 11, 12 or 1?

Hail & Hearty Salutations to You All.

Sarah & Thomas Tobias XX
‘Our Business is To Create’
Tel: 07557 365959

Passionate about challenging injustice? Experienced or seen it? Then this is a must read.

Time to Change

Would you, your colleagues or any parents you work with be interested in joining the (London base) Time to Change Parents Panel?

Time to Change is England’s biggest ever attempt to end the stigma and discrimination that people with mental health problems face. We want to expand our existing social movement to include children and young people. (for more information on Time to Change please see links below:

– Visit http://www.rethink.org/ & www.time-to-change.org.uk/
– Support the new campaign: www.rethink.org/ftn
– Join today!: www.rethink.org/join
– For publications, leaflets, DVDs and more visit: http://www.mentalhealthshop.org/

Parents who are passionate about challenging injustice are being sought to join the London based Panel, to help ensure that the work of Time to Change speaks to parents and families from all walks of life and experience. Parents are being sought to join this fantastic social movement to end stigma and discrimination on the grounds of mental illness.

Take a look at the role description CLICK HERE:Role Description – Parents Panel
Your copy of the application form CLICK HERE:Volunteer_Application (Parents)

if you have any questions or require further information please feel free to contact:
Dave Wong
Youth Involvement Officer
Time to Change Team
Mob: 07971 675 368
Tel: 0207 840 3026

Address: Rethink (15th Floor) 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

HearUs! Open Meeting 2012 – Kick Start The Year!

This is the first Hear Us Open meeting for 2012 – so why not come along and join?

View the flyer for this event CLICK HERE:Hear Us Open Meeting 7th February 2012

When?: Tuesday February 7th 2012, from 1pm (starting off with tea and cake!)
Where?: CVA, West Croydon (82 London Road, CR0 2TB) – opposite Lidl

Who is invited?: The Hear Us Open Meeting is for anyone with an interest in mental health and wellbeing – service users, carers and staff.

At our ‘New Year Resolutions’ meeting, we have invited along the following Guest Speakers:

· Marco Lyons: Senior Clinical Pharmacist for SLaM

· Deborah Thompson: Specialist Dietician

· Dora Crook: Active Minds

· Tony Coggins and Olive Lewis: Head of Mental Health Promotion in SLaM

Do you want to know……

· About the side effects of medication?

· Why do some people gain weight on medication?

· How to eat a healthier diet?

· What is a healthy BMI?

· Is diet important for mental wellbeing?

· Can what you eat make you happier?

· How to become more motivated to exercise?

· How to become involved in activities for both physical and mental wellbeing?

· How to feel ‘happier’ and why this is important for good mental health?

Come along and ask YOUR questions to our panel of experts – and help yourself towards a happier and healthier 2012.
No need to book in advance but if you wish to contact HearUs then phone: 020 8681 6888


Mental Health Day Services Information Bulletin January 2012

Find out about the cuts and how they might affect you.

There are a lot of changes happening with day services in Southwark. This bulletin is responding to questions that have been raised by members about the changes. It is designed to help you understand these changes; why they are happening; and how they will affect you.

IF you want to know how cuts and changes to the way local government services will be delivered in Southwark then take a look at this bulletin CLICK HERE: 120112 Mental Health Day Services Information Bulletin Jan 2012 Final

Blackfriars Settlement Mental Health & Well-being Project

Blackfriars Settlement Have a Jam Packed Diary for you to benefit from this year!

– Take a look at their graphic Newsletter CLICK HERE:BFS Mental Health and Wellbeing 2012 Guide
(You will find things such as courses, information, opportunities and more.)

How to find Blackfriars Settlement:
Blackfriars Settlement
90-94 Great Suffolk Street
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE1+OBE&hl=en&geocode=+&hnear=London+SE1+0BE,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=0

Telephone: 020 7928 9521
Website: www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
Buses: 35 40 45 63 100 133 343 from Elephant & Castle
Nearest Tubes: Borough, Southwark, Elephant & Castle and Waterloo

Take a look at the above flyer and also on the website above to find out about all the current great opportunities at Blackfriars.

Art2Print Graphic Design Services Open for Business – Fantastic Stuff

Art2Print – Social enterprise open for business!

Art2Print graphic design social enterprise delivers high quality graphic design services whilst providing work experience and work opportunities in graphic design and related jobs for people with mental health problems.

View the advert for this enterprise CLICK HERE:Art2Print Graphic Design Services Flyer
(Contains examples of the fantastic art that A2P produce)

Talk to A2P. Even if you can’t find the service you need in the flyer A2P are an innovative organisation and may still be able to help you.

Contact Info:
Tel: 020 7928 9521 or Email: a2padmin@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk
and let them know about your design requirement…

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Art 2 Print – JANUARY COURSE! Sign Up Now!

Graphic Design Introduction Course

The Art to Print (A2P) courses are an opportunity to work with experienced artists and designers in creating images for use in the commercial world. The images that you create will be placed in a portfolio and used to attract contract work for designing exciting and original products. These products will be such things as posters, leaflets, headed paper and other assorted visual displays that incorporate Art and design.

– View the full flyer for the course CLICK HERE:A2P Introduction Course 2012

Monday 16th January 2012 – Creative image making (CIM)
Monday 23rd January 2012 – Typography
Monday 30th January 2012 – Computer Design
Monday 6th February 2012 – Computer Design
What time?: All from 1:30pm – 3pm
Where?:* To be confirmed via contact info below *

You may be interested in further courses in the Art2 Print project. At the end of the course you will be offered the chance to discuss your options with one of A2Ps specialist Information Advice and Guidance supporters.

*To apply for a place on this or the next course or to find out more please ring Bill or Mannie on 0207 928 9521 or e-mail us: bill.stewart@blackfriars-settlement.org.uk mannie.onyeje@blackfriars-settlement.org.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.

Kick Off 2012! <> HIV Consultation – Have your Say

Tomorrow! or the Next Day… See below:

These consultations are important events and are aimed at collecting the views and suggestions of all stake holders regarding HIV with an especial emphasis on HIV transmission / instances in and around mental health.

Read the reports before hand or at your own pleasure for general information:
Exec Summary_ Review of HIV C&S Provision

Full report _Review of HIV C&S Provision

Local HIV Consultations:
When?:Monday 9th January 2012
What time?: 6pm – 9pm
Assembly Rooms
Lambeth Town Hall
Brixton Hill
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SW2+1RW&hl=en&ll=51.460572,-0.115957&spn=0.006845,0.021136&geocode=+&hnear=SW2+1RW,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16&vpsrc=6

When?:Tuesday 10th January 2012
What time?: 6pm – 9pm
Committee rooms 1 & 2
Civic Suite
Lewisham Town Hall
Map: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SE6+4RU&hl=en&ll=51.44597,-0.019805&spn=0.006847,0.021136&sll=51.460572,-0.115957&sspn=0.006845,0.021136&vpsrc=6&hnear=London+SE6+4RU,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=16