Art exhibition by a SLaM out patient

A show called ‘C.R.O.S Installation 1′, Portico Gallery, London

London Artform: film, visual arts   Contact: Phil Beeken

At Portico Gallery 23A Knight’s Hill, West Norwood, South London, SE27 0HS

Continually twenty four hours a day until 30th September 2013

In the window of the Portico Gallery at present is an evolving art research project by the artist Phil Beeken. Mutating from a short information film, a continually growing video shown on a variable number of screens plays on a 24 hour loop. The artist expands both the film and the installation space as time goes on. It is an esoteric study into the fractured nature of the psychogeographical micro and the macro cosmos. A personal view of  London, madness and long walks with a video camera.

Unconventional and idiosyncratic, the work asks the viewer to question exactly what it is they really expect to see in a gallery space…  ‘Who wants to be told what to think?’

The show is viewed from the outside of the gallery, however email for a guide of the piece and further information.

The show is best viewed past sun down as it contains projections.


Bromley Mind are seeking two new Trustees to work with us to achieve our purpose of working alongside people with mental health needs and dementia to improve their quality of life.

Bromley Mind is a registered charity, established in January 2001, which provides community based Mental Health Services, psychological support for people with depression and anxiety and Dementia Care (through our specialist dementia arm, MindCare). Since 2011 we have provided services in the London Borough of Lewisham, as well as in Bromley, and we are currently consulting on proposals to change our name to ‘Bromley and Lewisham Mind’.

We are looking for applicants committed to our aims and values who:
• Live in or have strong connections to the London Borough of Lewisham
• Have direct personal experience of mental health problems or as the family carer of someone with dementia.
We would particularly welcome applications from people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

The Board meets 6 times a year, currently in central Bromley. We also like to draw upon Trustees’ knowledge and experience to support the Chief Executive & Senior Managers with specific projects. These positions are voluntary but expenses are reimbursed. Induction, training and support in the role are provided.

To be eligible to serve as a Trustee you should:
• Be a fully paid up member of Bromley Mind (details available at:
• Be at least 18 years of age
• Be able to make a commitment to attend Board Meetings (6 times a year) and to take part in the Board’s Annual Review Day
• Be willing to sit on one of the Board’s sub-committees (meeting 4-6 times a year)
• Be able to make a commitment to keep oneself well informed using information provided to Trustees
• Be able to attend relevant training and conferences
• Be prepared to serve on working groups and/or undertake a lead role appropriate to your skills and experience
• Not be disqualified under Charity or Company Law

If you are interested and would like an informal discussion about becoming a Bromley Mind Trustee please contact Ben Taylor, Chief Executive, Head Office, 5 Station Road, Orpington Kent BR6 0RZ, Telephone: 01689 811222, email:, or for more information, visit our website at

To apply for the role, please send a letter outlining your relevant experience and interest to the above address or email by Friday 6th September 2013.

The Role description can be downloaded below

Role description

PDF here: Trustee officers role description2

Bromley Mind is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from candidates with personal experience of mental health needs.

Via Matthew

Mon 2 Sept @ The Dragon Cafe

DC Programme- Monday 2 September 2013


Yes it’s the return of RISE and SHINE Breakfast Club (peer support) at our new building.

RISE Club Leaft design_August 2013

On Wednesday September 4th at 11am.  1 Rushworth Street London SE1 0RB

Topic for discussion: ‘5 ways to Wellbeing this Autumn’.  All welcome!!!

Bill Stewart

Project Coordinator

Mental Health and Well-being Service Project Coordinator

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB.

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Self-advocacy A5 template for september 2013 Schedule


Could you post the attached Word file Self-Advocacy September training details please?

Self-advocacy A5 template for septembert 2013 Schedule

Also, in body of this email is a notice about CoolTan Arts’ Volunteer Coordinator Clara Jones moving on, and leaving event this coming Friday.

With thanks again


Advocacy Training Coordinator

Hi Everyone

As many of you know, Clara will be leaving us at the end of the week – my apologies if this is the way you are finding out; I know Clara has endeavored to tell as many people as possible.  I will be Clara’s replacement from 2nd September and I hope to get the opportunity to meet you all soon.

CoolTan will be holding a leaving party for Clara at the office this Friday, 30th August, 5-7pm and we would like to extend the invite to you!

In CoolTan tradition, we are asking those who would like to and are able to, to bring along food to share. Please let me (or another member of staff) know what you are bringing, so we can ensure variety.  If you can’t, then not to worry, your presence will be more than enough!

We have also started a collection for Clara’s leaving present, and if you would like to donate (any amount), then please either see myself or Michelle Savioz (and if we are not around, please see another member of staff).

All at CoolTan hope you will be able to join us in saying our farewells to Clara.

Kind Regards

Rachel Ball

Volunteer Coordinator


+ Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road
London SE17 1JE

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Looking for feedback about a draft Adult Social Care leaflet

Simon Rayner  Head of Mental Health – Southwark Council & Head of Social Care – Southwark/SLaM has asked for some feedback from mental health service users on a draft leaflet about adult social care (personlisation etc).    The leaflet’s purpose is to explain simply and clearly to members of the public what Southwark Adult Social Care can offer, including basic information regarding personalisation, personal budgets, support planning and the customer journey.

Simon would like your views on whether and how the leaflet achieves what it sets out to do, with suggestions for improvements.

There are 2 ways to give feedback:

1)    You can review the leaflet, filling out a review sheet and returning to Simon. For those people on the SLaM involvement register this work could be up to 2 hours paid work at rate PB, could be done from home & needs to be completed by Friday 6th September.

2)    You can look at the leaflet & give general feedback.  This would be a voluntary opportunity and would also need to be completed by Friday 6th September.

To get a copy of the draft leaflet, and for more information please contact:

Alice Glover
Patient & Public Involvement Lead
 – Mood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email: tel: 020 3228 0959

113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

Next A2P Indesign course

Hello all

We are slowly settling into our new purpose built community building at 1 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB.

Please find details of the next course in Adobe Indesign, starting in Tuesday September 3rd 2013.

This course is aimed at giving learners a taste of creative computer design with the potential to gain some experience in Art2Print or a pathway into further learning.

Please note that to gain a place on the Indesign course learners will need to have solid basic computer skills. If not they can always sign up for our Tuesday free UK Online computer classes (for Southwark residents only).

This course will cost £25.00 for the 5 weeks duration for non-personal budget holders. They can also access a range of our RISE programme of activities on Wednesday & Thursday for the duration of the course.

Please let me know if you have anyone interested, and please forward this to others.

If you have any questions or any clarifications, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Bill Stewart

Project Coordinator

Mental Health and Well-being Service Project Coordinator

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

We celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2012

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB.

Find out more about what we can do for you:

Follow us on Twitter: @BlackfriarsSett

Like us on Facebook: