Menu of Dragon Delights for Monday 1st April

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Indesign Course for beginners

Art2Print is a social enterprise that delivers high quality graphic design and printing services to commercial clients. Our team is made up of a professional graphic designer overseeing designers recruited from our Mental Health and Well-being Service.

Duration: 8 sessions starting 09.04.13 – 02.05.13
Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays (2-4pm)

Course Description: Adobe InDesign is a professional layout, desktop publishing program for setting up your document and working with graphics. It is industry standard software used in posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books design. Our course gives you direct hands on experience through the application of a creative brief. For those new to InDesign, we will help you develop your skills and help you to build your confidence in a supportive and friendly environment, because becoming a member of our service means that you are part of our community.

Flyer here: Art2Print Introducing Adobe Indesign_April 2013 (3)

Open days at Blackfriars Settlement – Mental Health and Well-being Service

Dear All,

Please see attached flier advertising two open days on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April,

from 10am-2pm for our new Service from April.

Mental Health and Well-being Service April13

Please advertise this widely

Many thanks,

Mannie Onyeje

Community Mental Health Outreach

Mental Health and Well-being Service

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

Celebrating our 125th anniversary in 2012

90-94 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BE

Telephone: 020 7928 9521  Fax: 020 7960 4628

Find out more about what we can do for you:

Follow us on Twitter: @BlackfriarsSett

Like us on Facebook:

Mad Pride event 5th April


Find attached the flyer for the next MAD PRIDE event at Tottenham Chances on FRIDAY 5th April.

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in solidarity
Dave Skull

Peer Led Recovery Project Managers


Just to let you know I am working now part time as Peer Led Recovery Project Manager with Vanessa Gould-Crouch and continuing as Peer Support Project Coordinator part time (See below)

The job purpose is To increase understanding within Mental Health Services about best practice in relation to peer support and recovery To support the development and coordinate new peer-led initiatives as appropriate To develop and coordinate peer support throughout the CAGs and with the voluntary / 3rd sector.

Contact me on or Vanessa on

Penelope Doué

Peer Led Recovery Project Manager

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday mornings

Peer Support Project Coordinator

Mondays, Tuesdays, Friday afternoons

Peer Support in Southwark

Together we can recover

Training for Paranoia Peer Support Facilitators


I’m pleased to announce our next training course for existing or prospective facilitators of Paranoia Peer Support Groups.

Dates are the 19th, 22nd, 25th & 29th April 2013 and timings 10am to 4.30pm.

Better Bankside Trust Community Space

18 Great Guildford St, London ­­­SE1 0FD

(map attached)

The training is FREE for people with lived experience of paranoia

£150 for Voluntary Organisations

£200 for Statutory Organisations

Mind in Camden’s Paranoia Groups Project launched in February 2012, in the wake of previous success developing a network of over 40 peer support groups across London for people who hear voices. Hearing Voices Groups provide a safe space for members to share their experiences without fear of judgment, and are founded on an ethos of acceptance and validation, where experiences are understood as having personal meaning. Building on the same peer support model, and in partnership with the National Paranoia Network the London Paranoia Groups Project aims to create a similar network of groups across London for people experiencing paranoia and/or distressing or overwhelming beliefs – groups where these beliefs can be openly explored and coping strategies shared.

For more information, please see attached flyer and application form.

application form – Paranoia Facilitation Training 2013

Paranoia Groups Fac Training – April 2013

Please send back a completed application form as soon as you can and we will let you know whether you have secured a place. Whilst we have to prioritise those organisations with definite plans for setting up a group, we’re keen to offer it to as many people and organisations as we can.

Feel free to distribute to people in your networks and to whomever may be interested.

Looking forward to your applications

Kind wishes

John Wetherell

Project Assistant

For Molly Carroll

Development Worker

Paranoia Project

Mind in Camden’s Paranoia Project is run in partnership with the National Paranoia Network

Mind in Camden

0207 625 9042 (ext 3)

Barnes House, 9-15 Camden Road, London, NW1 9LQ

Empowering Family and Carer Events

Dear Colleagues

SUITE has now planned the Empowering Family and Carer Events for this year, and for the first time there will also be one specifically for Forensic Services. All events have a different theme with presentations based on this theme.

These events are an opportunity for family members and carers to find out about how SLaM operates, what they can expect for themselves and their loved ones and how they can access these services. There are ‘surgeries’ for carers to meet professionals, get information about benefits, support services, medication, care and treatment and raise any concerns or complaints they have regarding the people they care for.

The first event will be on Thursday 2 May in Lambeth and the theme will be Welfare Benefits and Support Services. Please see poster attached for more information.

Please help us to advertise this event by passing this on to Carers & Family members and also Service Users so they can pass it to their carers. Please note this event is for Carers and Family members only but we are always looking for staff to be involved in delivering the event.

For more information, to book a place or to find out how you can be involved in helping to deliver the event please contact     Tel: 020 3228 3722

Booking Form May 2013

SLAM153 – Empowering Family-Carers May 2013