As we lead up to Anxiety 2014: Art and Mental Health Festival, we are pleased to invite you to an evening screening of two films about mental health and well-being. We are showing two films from the UK and USA. The films are contrasting interpretations of the way that the everyday environment interacts with our mental health and wellbeing.
Overload (2011) Ivan Riches (UK) 36 min
A documentary involving service users from the Maudsley Hospital and CoolTan Arts about the stressful nature of the everyday urban environment. Presentation and Q&A with Director Ivan Riches.
Crooked Beauty (2011) Ken Paul Rosenthal (USA) 30 min
A poetic account of the experience of bi polar disorder and its relationship to art and creativity, by San Francisco-based filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal.
21 September 2012, 6-9pm
LEONARD CHESHIRE DISABILITY
56 SOUTHWARK BRIDGE ROAD
SE1 1 0AB
Tube: Southwark or Borough, Buses: 344, RV1
Places are limited, RSVP: David Mendez firstname.lastname@example.org
We don’t think it’s fair that people affected by mental illness can be legally discriminated against. Did you know that 1 in 4 of the population is prevented from serving on a jury, becoming a company director or an MP, just because they have known mental health problems? Now, we have a one-off chance to change this, but we can’t do it alone. The law is outdated and we need to change it to show that Britain won’t tolerate mental health discrimination. On 14 September 2012 Gavin Barwell MP will put forward a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament to amend this archaic legislation. But we need 100 votes from MPs for the Bill to be passed.
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Jo Brand brings together top comedians for Comedy Slam! in support of mental health
Date: Tuesday 23 October, 7.00-10.30pm
Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Award winning entertainer Jo Brand, along with fellow top comedians, will deliver an unmissable night of stand-up comedy to support mental health services in South London. Confirmed acts to date include Nina Conti, the ventriloquist and stand-up comedians Alistair Barrie and Robin Ince.
|Jo Brand: ‘I support SLaM because we should all be able to talk about our mental health, honestly and openly and because SLaM staff are inspirational, their common sense, unending kindness and ability to deal with very tense situations is amazing.’|
|Nina Conti: ‘I support SLaM because it’s important to stand up for people affected by mental health. South London and Maudsley provide the widest range of mental health services in the UK and I’m proud to be promoting them.’|
|Alistair Barrie: ‘I support SLaM because they provide amazing services for people, often at the end of their tether and in distress.’|
Kumar Jacob, Chair of Maudsley Charity said; ‘The benefits of laughter are wide ranging, including reducing stress, boosting the immune system and connecting us with others. Please join us and these wonderful, generous comedians to improve your own wellbeing as well as help us support mental health services in South London.’
Tickets for the event, which will last approximately three hours, cost between £20 and £35.
Email email@example.com to register your interest for the event, and to be informed when the box office opens.
We would like to remind all our network members that The Afiya Trust will be recruiting for a Service User to lead on a project funded by Time to Change. Please see the attached advert if you would like to express an interest in applying for this position and send all replies by the end of August to firstname.lastname@example.org
Details here: TTC advert
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