Kindred Minds E-bulletin 003/01

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KINDRED MINDS E-bulletin 003/01     Friday 22nd March 2013

Kindred Minds

CONNECT

connect with the people around you.  With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community.  Think of these as the cornerstone of your life and invest time in developing them.  Building these connections will support and enrich you every day. 

Kindred Minds 

Transfer of management to Social Action for Health (SAfH) took place 1st Dec 2013, and are pleased to have a supportive management structure to enable us to develop our project better and stronger. Also welcome our new staff member Derron as the Kindred Minds Project Worker.

NEW EMAIL AND OFFICE TELEPHONE NO.

E: kindredminds@safh.org.uk

Office Tel: 020 7358 7029

Mobile 07809 701 434

Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, SE5 0HF

FOR WEB-SITE CLICK LINK: http://safh.org.uk/our-work/kindred-minds/

New developments

To build a more involved project by our members and so we have set up a Members Committee of 8 BME Kindred Minds members. They will meet quarterly throughout the year to support and develop the project further.

We are now looking to recruit sessional Co-Facilitators to assist running some of our project activities i.e PoP-In, Crossing Culture events and Women’s Group – see below.

Opportunities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Kindred Minds is recruiting

·      Do you want to be part of an exciting mental health project in Southwark?

·      Do you want to join our peer led activities at Kindred Minds, a Black & minority ethnic (BME) project?

·      Do you want to join our small yet dynamic and friendly team to help deliver and develop our activities?

·      Are you from a BME background and have experiences of mental distress or experience of using mental health services.

We are looking for:

Co-facilitators to assist in running and develop some of our Kindred Minds activities, which will also include promoting the project around the borough among BME mental health service users in the community.

   If you want to apply

·       Please complete our application form and return to the Kindred Minds office no later than 5pm on 12th April 2013.

Request an application form on kindredminds@safh.org.uk or see SAfH’s website for more details about the project

Any questions call Renuka – Kindred Minds Manager on 020 7358 7029

Kindred Minds Activities

TalkShop, BME men’s discussion group will restart on Saturday 6th April 2013,

Doors open 6pm

Discussion starts 6.30 prompt.

Facilitated by Humphrey and Garry.

At Inspire, the Crypt, St Peters’ Church, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

Any inquires, please call Derron at Kindred Minds on 07908 701 434 or 020 7358 7029

Other Mental Health Activities

Lambeth and Southwark Mind Women’s Forum

for women who experience mental health difficulties

Friday 19th April & 24th May at Inspire,

the Crypt, St Peters’ Church, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

for further details call Hanne: 020 7358 7030

or email: swf@lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk

Dragon Cafe on Mondays only 11.30 – 20.30

in The Crypt of St George the Martyr Church SE1 1JA

for more info call Sarah on 07557 365 959

or checkout: www.dragoncafe.co.uk

Feel better with a Book

is a new weekly group to share reading

at Canada Water Library

21 SurreyQuays Road SE16 7AR

every Wednesday 11am to 1pm

phone 020 7525 2515 or

email: rosietrustram@thereader.org.uk

Legal Advice Clinic

is a free public drop-in advice service

at LondonSouthBankUniversity

Wednesday       10am to 12 noon

3pm to 5pm

Thursday           2pm to 4pm

Conversation Cafe, free, friendly and informal

for speakers of other languages who want to improve their English

at Newington Library, 155 Walworth Road SE17 1RS

Thursdays 11.45am – 12.45 pm

How to improve your Stress

a one day workshop for people who live in Southwark

March 2013

call Seon on 020 3228 3748

email: wellbeing.workshops@kcl.ac.uk

Self Management Courses

aims to increase problem solving skills, boost confidence and create independence

for BME service users from Lambeth or Southwark

four half day sessions 10.30am to 2.30pm

May 9th, 10th

May 16th, 17th

for more information contact Jolie Goodman

peersupport@lambethmind.org.uk

mobile 07775 809 919

PALS

Patient Advice & Liason Service

provides support, advice, help and information on health care services.

If you have a concern or just need advice please contact 0800 58 77 170

Samaratians Talk to us

If there’s something troubling you, then get in touch.  Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to suffer alone.

If you have any concerns about our service before you try it, we want to reassure you about them. Hear from some of our callers how we helped them.

CALL US: 08457 90 90 90*  We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

*call charges apply

EMAIL US: jo@samaritans.org

VISIT US: Find your local Samaritans branch.

WRITE TO US: Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK, Chris, PO Box 90 90, Stirling, FK8 2SA

A few of us from Kindred Minds are going to see this play, if you would like to attend please contact Derron by Monday 8th April 2013

  • THE UNFORGOTTEN “Charles”

The Last Black Soldier of the First World War”

Saturday 20th April 2013

A play inspired by Walter Tull’s life written by Lorna Blackman MA

Performance 7pm

To reserve tickets £10/£8 telephone 07948 320299

ChatsPalace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DF

020 8533 0227

Nearest station Homerton (London Overground).

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