Community Hub Consultation Event

Lambeth Accord and Lambeth Council are holding a consultation event on Community Hubs at Lambeth Accord, a building which already acts as a community hub for disabled people and their organisations. The event is open to anyone who is interested and would like to know more about community hubs. There will be speakers from Lambeth Council and voluntary organisations based at Lambeth Accord, together with a ‘market place’ of stalls from the wide variety of services based in the building.

– View the flyer for this event for more detailed information CLICK HERE: Community Hub Consultation Event – Information Flyer

When?: Tuesday 3rd April 2012
What time?: 11am – 2pm (Full breakdown of evens in flyer)
Where?: Lambeth Accord
336 Brixton Road
London
SW9 7AA
Map: CLICK

  • Also find out more by reading the latest Lambeth LINk E-bulletin: http://www.lambethlink.org.uk/newsletter-02-12For more information please contact:

    Jeanette Threadgold
    Communications and Liaison Officer

    Lambeth LINk
    336 Brixton Rd
    SW9 7AA
    Tel: 020 7274 8522
    Email:Jeanette.Threadgold@ageuklambeth.org.uk
    Visit our website: www.lambethlink.org.uk


Job Openings at Cooltan Arts

There are some exciting current job openings at Cooltan arts that could be particularly suited to those recovering or recovered from mental health difficulties. Regardless of what stage you feel you are at some of exciting jobs may be of interest. Take a look and take a career launching step!

FIRST Basic/Intermediate IT Tutor – 2 hours a week for 24 weeks

An exciting new post has arisen Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for a Basic/Intermediate IT Tutor to lead weekly workshops for people who have experience of mental distress. To run a new weekly 2 hour Basic/Intermediate IT workshop at CoolTan Arts for adults with experience of mental distress. The successful applicant will be an expert in Windows, operating systems, Microsoft Office, Internet browsers including Firefox, Explorer, e-mail including Gmail and Hotmail, as well how to use social networking sites such as Face-book, Linked-in, stumbleupon and Twitter. You will also be able to introduce participants to Pay-pal, on-line banking, and online ticket booking to encourage active online participation. You will have an abundance of energy and creative ideas as well as a sense of humour.

To apply online please e-mail your CV and a completed application form to:
Jenny Irish (Operations Director) jenny@cooltanarts.org.uk by midday Monday 16th of April.

DEADLINE – Mid day Monday 16th April

For more information visit follow this link: http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/category/paid_position/

SECOND Visual Arts (Trips & Exhibitions) Tutor – 2 hours a week for 10 weeks

An exciting new post has arisen Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for a Visual Arts Tutor to lead weekly workshops for people who have experience of mental distress. To run a new weekly 2 hour Visual Arts workshop at CoolTan Arts to encourage participants to plan, organise, run and evaluate trips out to exhibitions and plays of their own choosing. The successful applicant will be a practicing professional artist in visual arts, have a degree and/or equivalent in Fine Arts, have in-depth knowledge of art history and contemporary arts.

To apply online please e-mail your CV and a completed application form to:
Jenny Irish (Operations Director) jenny@cooltanarts.org.uk by midday Monday 16th of April.

DEADLINE – Mid day Monday 16th April

For more information visit follow this link: http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/category/paid_position/

THIRD Creative Arts Tutor – 2 hours a week for 24 weeks

An exciting new post has arisen Funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund for a Visual Arts Tutor to lead weekly workshops for people who have experience of mental distress. To run new weekly 2 hour Creative Arts workshops at CoolTan Arts exploring painting, drawing, 2 dimensional work with adults who have mental distress. The successful applicant will be able to work and develop people’s skills into a standard for public display. The successful applicant will be a practicing professional artist in visual arts, have a degree and/or equivalent in Fine Arts, have in-depth knowledge of art history and contemporary arts.

To apply online please e-mail your CV and a completed application form to:
Jenny Irish (Operations Director) jenny@cooltanarts.org.uk by midday Monday 16th of April.

DEADLINE – Mid day Monday 16th April

For more information visit follow this link: http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk/category/paid_position/

Cooltan Arts Info:

Unit B, 237 Walworth Road
London SE17 1RL

Main Switchboard: 020 7701 2696
Direct line: 020 7183 0380
email: jenny@cooltanarts.org.uk
cooltanarts@googlemail.com
Website: http://www.cooltanarts.org.uk
Funny Farm: http://www.afunnyfarm.org.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/cooltanarts
Twitter: @cooltan4

CoolTan Arts believes mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity.


TWIG Ops Meeting Minutes – 6 February 2012

Minutes of SLaM TWIG Operations Meeting 06 02 2012


Getting involved in a community team for mood, anxiety & personality disorder.

Paid Involvement Work

This is an opportunity open to individuals on the involvement register, currently involved in service improvement or user involvement work as a service user consultant for South London & Maudsley.

Payments for this work will be at meetings rate PB – (£10 Per hour)

Background:
We are looking for a service user consultant to work with the South Southwark community team for mood anxiety & personality disorders. South Southwark MAP team are looking to develop involvement opportunities for people who use services. Starting with a one -off social gathering, we hope to get peoples views and develop a regular opportunity for people to meet up and also get involved in improving services. We would like service user consultants to be involved in the planning and development of the social gathering and whatever involvement activity comes from it.

This work would suit someone who has:
· experience of using services for mood, anxiety & depression
· experience of helping to develop service user involvement activities
· the ability to work positively and collaboratively with both staff and service users
· the ability to draw on personal experience, but also to think strategically, putting aside personal interests or issues.
· the ability to inspire others – energy & enthusiasm

  • You would be working alongside staff to develop the opportunities, and will start with attending planning meetings (number & frequency to be arranged).

    If you are interested in this work, please reply to Alice Glover with a brief paragraph about why you think you fit the criteria above. If more than one person shows interest, your response will be looked at alongside any others so that the service user consultant with the most relevant experience & abilities can be taken on.

    Deadline to register an interest – Friday 30th March.

    Alice Glover

    Patient & Public Involvement Lead – Mood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG

    Email: alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk Tel: 020 3228 0959


  • Mental Fight Club is Back! Special Event

  • Its back from the brink and now its here to stay!

    Renewed and redeveloped, officially launched on the Golden Hinde last month – The funding future was hanging in the balance – But now a grant has been obtained from SLaM’s Maudsley Charity and you are warmly invited to an exciting meeting of this organisation:

    View the graphic flyer for this event CLICK HERE:

    When?: Monday 23rd April 2012
    What time?: Open during the daytime for you to drop in, have a bite to eat and a cuppa.
    Also open during the evening for Dragon celebration with Music, Poetry, Song & Images
    Where?: The Crypt of St George the Martyr (Church directly opposite Borough Tube Station)
    Map: CLICK

    On this important day the space will be open to you during the daytime, for you to drop in, have a bite to eat, explore the displays and activities, and learn more about the creative programme available which it is planned to commence on a weekly basis from Monday 1st October 2012 onwards.

  • You are welcome to bring friends, family or anyone you know who might be interested!

    If you have any questions or would like more information then simply send an email to:
    mentalfightclub@btinternet.com


  • Free Health Event – ‘Be good to your body’

    This fantastic free Health Event has been arranged as part of the 170 Community Project.

    ● Free Health Checks
    ● Community Groups
    ● Massage Therapists
    ● Goody Bags
    ● Raffle Prize
    ● Food Entertainment
    – and much more…

    View the flyer for a colourful outlook on this event CLICK HERE: Health Event Flyer!

    When?: Thursday 22nd March 2012
    What time?: 10AM – 4PM
    Where?: 2000 Community Action Centre
    199– 201 Grove Street
    London
    SE8 3PG
    Map: CLICK

    Just turn up – no booking necessary!


    Get people talking with Time to Change

    Time to Change is looking for people with experience of mental health problems to talk to the public about mental health.They’re heading down to Riverside walkway at London’s South Bank on Saturday 31 March for the Time to Change Village – a pop-up space where people can learn about mental health in a fun and interactive way.

    Volunteer places are available on a first come first served basis with a deadline to respond by Monday 19th March – find out more about how you can get involved on the Time to Change website – www.time-to-change.org.uk/londonvillage.