Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group Service User & Carer Advisory Group July 2012 briefing

July 2012 Briefing: briefing – july 2012

Views and comments from SLaM service users and carers on any of the above issues, as well
as feedback on how you would like the Psychological Medicine Service User & Carer Advisory
Group to develop its strategic work with SLaM, are welcome. Please contact Alice Glover,
Patient & Public Involvement Lead on 0203 228 0959 or email alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk

Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group Service User & Carer Advisory Group

The Psychological Medicine Clinical Academic Group runs services across the South London
and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). The services include emergency access
services (such as home treatment services, a&e psychiatric liaison), complex care services
(such as eating disorders, chronic fatigue, mother & baby services) and neurosciences
services (such as brain injury). Advisory group members have experience of services either
as service users or family members/carers. We work with the senior managers to keep the
views of service users & carers at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To
make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings, we have developed this
short briefing sheet:


From the Mood, Anxiety and Personality Advisory Group: June 2012 briefing sheet

MAP Briefing Sheet 2: June 2012: Briefing SheetJune12

Views and comments from SLaM service users and carers on any of the above issues, as
well as feedback on how you would like the ‘Mood, Anxiety & Personality Clinical
Academic Group (MAP CAG) Advisory Group’ to develop its strategic work with SLaM, are
welcome. Please contact Alice Glover, Patient & Public Involvement Lead on 0203 228
0959 or email alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk
MAP CAG Advisory Group

The MAP CAG stands for Mood, Anxiety & Personality Clinical Academic Group – an
organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder
across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). The Advisory
Group members have experience of using mental health services and meet every month.
We work with the senior management of the mood, anxiety & personality disorder
services to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and
improvements. To make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings
we have developed this short briefing sheet.


Make Brixton Mindful

Launching at the Mind Body  & Soul event at Brixton Market (Station Rd) on the 28th of July 2012 the “Make Brixton Mindful“  campaign has three aims:

1) provide information about mindfulness and it’s benefits

2) provide information to the local community about where they can access mindfulness activities and most importantly….

3) plant the seeds of mindfulness in Brixton by supporting local people to complete one mindful activity as they go about their day.

Click here for info about an exciting (and semi SECRET) community activity planned for 17.05 on July 28th 2012…..

And here to join the Make Brixton Mindful Facebook Community.

www.mindbodymot.com/make-brixton-mindful


A new vacancy within the Vocation Matters project in Stockwell, Lambeth

The Vacancy is for a Peer Education Support Officer. This is an important role assisting individuals who use mental health services with their education needs.

The post is fixed term for 3 years working for 3 days per week (22.5 hours)

**We positively encourage applications from individuals with personal experience of using mental health services**

Please forward this to anyone who might be interested in this role.

http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/cgi-bin/vacdetails.cgi?selection=912912255


Kindred Minds: current programme

PoP-In: Every two weeks on Thursdays 12-2pm, Indian Head Massage, chill and chat at Cambridge House.

Free 1-2-1 weekly sessions of Life Coaching – contact Humphrey for more info on humphrey.g@southwarkmind.org.uk

Kindred Minds theatre group meet every week on Friday 2-4pm at Inspire St.Peter’s Church, Liverpool Grove, nr East Street Market, Walworth SE17 2HH

‘Tree of Life’ developed in an African context, the emphasis is on strength and culture and is applicable across cultures – come and explore your ‘Tree of Life’ in workshops run by Kindred MInds members. Register your interest – coming soon.

Also coming soon: TalkShop – a men’s debating group – register your interest now

Join us on Facebook: Kindred Minds

Text us your full name on our mobile number 07809 701 434 if you wish to receive text messages of Kindred Minds events.

Helen George

Admin Support

Southwark Mind

020 7735 7030

www.southwarkmind.org.uk

http://www.southwarkmind.org.uk/kindredminds.html

email: kindredminds@southwarkmind.org.uk


KINDRED MINDS PoP-In!

KINDRED MINDS

Cordially invites you to:           

Kindred Minds PoP-In!

Date: Thursday 26th July 2012

Time: 12-2pm

Place: Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square (off Camberwell Road), SE5 0HF

  • Have you experienced mental health challenges or experience mental health distress?
  • Would you like to talk about current changes in services?
  • Would you like to learn about new topics to improve your overall well-being and learn about different cultural activities?
  • Would you like to put activities into action that will make you feel better?

Then you will benefit by joining us!

What will happen at the PoP-In?

  • There will be the opportunity to discuss what matters to you, find out information, chat with others.
  • Massage will be on offer.
  • We will be joined by published poet Dermoth Alexander Henry who has used Mental Health Services.
  • There will be the chance for you to explore your possible poetic creativity.
  • We will have light refreshments!

Dermoth Alexander Henry.

Poetry from a Blackman’s prospective, is not seen as emotional, for emotions is feelings, where as it is the heart that controls the mind, for instance you could be sad and write about something that makes you feel glad or visa versa. When I write I try to balance stable with stability, nothing is seen as controversial.

Would you like more information?  Then please contact:  Renuka, Humphrey, or Sam.  Telephone: 020 7358 7030.  Email: kindredminds@southwarkmind.org.uk.  Website: http://www.southwarkmind.org.uk

We look forward to meeting you!

A user-run mental health project for service users/survivors from BME background living in Southwark and nearby areas.


Mad Confessions: Tune in tonight

Ruby Wax will appear in a groundbreaking TV documentary this evening to highlight the problems surrounding mental illness – and she chose to film at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as part of her drive to raise awareness.

The hour-long Channel 4 programme sees the comedian talking frankly about her own problems with depression, her mission to end stigma and encouraging people to be open about their own mental illness.

Ruby visited the Maudsley hospital twice and chatted to several service users about their issues and experiences and shared some of her own, which involved suffering huge bouts of depression. She also had a few laughs and a long chat with Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Honorary Consultant at SLaM and Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, who discussed how mental illness in the work place is more widely recognised now but there is still a “great deal of progress” to be made.

The filming was for Ruby Wax’s Mad Confessions, which is part of a week-long campaign on Channel 4 to encourage openness and tackle the stigma experienced by people with mental health problems.

To watch Ruby talking to SLaM staff and service users tune into Channel 4 tonight at 10pm.