‘Improving Mental Health Support for LGBT People’

April Event

Four in Ten, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust’s (SLaM) LGBT Service User Group hosts an evening event on Tuesday 16 April, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0AS to discuss the issues and challenges faced by LGBT people experiencing mental distress and exploring ideas for service improvement.

Speakers include Dr Martin Baggely, Medical Director, SLaM, Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Public and Engagement Lead, Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Joanna Semlyen, Senior Lecturer, Metropolitan University and Margaret Unwin, Chief Executive at PACE.

The programme will include a screening of ‘Four in Ten’, a short film about the lives of LGBT service users at SLaM made in 2011. This film, along with the dedication and commitment of members of Four in Ten, lead to the creating of the Four in Ten Project, delivered in partnership with SLaM, the Metro Centre and Four in Ten to improve the experience of LGBT service users at SLaM.

To book a place email peter.vittles@slam.nhs.uk or call 07711 376 258

Date: 16 April 2013

Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Venue: The Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0AS

Google Map: http://goo.gl/maps/VyvLF

Public Access: http://www.lcdisability.org/?lid=25820 (venue address, contact number, parking, local bus and tube info)

Funded by: Southwark LGBT Network Small Grants Programme with Southwark Council

About our Speakers

The panel discussion will be chaired by Dr Jonty Heaversedge, a local Southwark GP and Patient and Public Engagement Lead at the Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group. Dr Jonty has a keen interest in mental wellbeing issues and is co-author of The Mindfulness Manifesto.

Martin Baggaley is the Medical Director of SLaM and lead for Clinical Governance and a consultant psychiatrist in the Psychosexual and Relationship service . He has a special interest in gender identity disorder and has written extensively on psycosexual issues. Martin Baggely is a keen supporter of the Four in Ten Project, lending his endorsement to the projects application for funding to SLaM Charitable Trust.

Dr Joanna Semlyen is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Metropolitan University and has written extensively on LGBT mental health issues. Her research interests include sexuality, health and health experience, Hetronormativity and health, LGB mental health. Joanna co-published ‘A systematic review of mental disorder, suicide, and deliberate self harm in lesbian, gay and bisexual people’ which found that LGB people are at higher risk of mental disorder, suicidal ideation, substance misuse, and deliberate self harm than heterosexual people.

Margaret Unwin is Chief Executive at PACE, Project for Advice, Counselling and Education, an LGBT health charity in London. PACE has been funded by the Big Lottery to undertake a major research study on inequalities in mental health in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in England.  The project, entitled the RaRE study, Risk and Resilience Explored is being undertaken at PACE in partnership with academics from Brunel, Aston and South Bank Universities. The study started in 2010 and will be completed in 2015.

16 April revised flier


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