Raw sounds WOW party

rs wow

Bromley & Lewisham Mind: Administrators

Closing date:
Interview date:
£17.482 per annum (pro rata for part time post)
37.5 or 19 hours per week

Bromley & Lewisham Mind is a local charity, working alongside people with mental health needs and dementia to improve their quality of life. We are looking for one full time and one part time administrator to provide support to our Bromley Working for Wellbeing (BWW) Service. BWW is a busy psychological therapies service supporting up to 5,000 people a year.

This is an exciting opportunity for an administrator who shares our passion for improving access to psychological therapies. You will need experience of admin/clerical work in a similar environment and the ability to use computer applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.

Working as part of a lively team, you will be flexible in your approach and will respond positively and calmly in emergency situations. Organised and with a pleasant and helpful telephone manner, you will enjoy working in a busy team environment.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Likely interview date: Tuesday 18 March 2014

Staff benefits include a matched contribution pension scheme, 25 days’ holiday, quality supervision and training opportunities. See our website for more reasons to work for Bromley & Lewisham Mind.

For an application pack, please go to our website


Via Matthew


Following the collapse of Atos’s contract with the DWP to process work capability assessments, we are hearing reports that all such assessments have been suspended until another company can be found to process them.

Some reports indicate that there will be a two year moratorium on ESA claimants being looked at again e.g. http://www.benefitsandwork.co.uk/news/2645-all-repeat-wca-medicals-to-be-stopped.

We will post more as we get it. If you come across any reports or more information on this, please send us links to share.

Volunteering jobs

Catering Volunteers needed at our Beckenham MindCare dementia support centre



Activities Volunteer – Orpington



Age UK Lambeth Volunteer



Volunteer Befriender



Volunteer to run an art group at a mental health service 


Via Matthew

Invitation to Women’s Day Celebration & Art Exhibition – 6th March CoolTan Arts

Join us for CoolTan Arts Women’s Day Celebration and Exhibition

Thursday 6th March 2014, 1-9pm.

CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE.

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a day of creativity at CoolTan Arts. Come along, have fun, meet like-minded people and make friends. Free and open to all genders. Light refreshments will be available.

Workshops from 1- 6pm:

Workshops are free, informal and run on a drop in basis. No need to pre book.

  • Creativity & Self Esteem – 1.00pm – 2.30pm –  Creative art workshop exploring self esteem.
  •  Women, Exercise and Body Image – 2.45pm – 3.45pm  – Take a look at how ideals of female beauty have changed over the years.
  • Women’s Poetry and World War 1– 4:00pm-5:00pm – Explore your poetic side.
  • Postcard Workshop  – 4:00pm -5:00pm  – Create postcard art on what inspires you.
  • Discussion Group – 5:15pm-6:00pm – Open discussion on feminism and art today.

Private View 6 – 9pm:

Stay on for the Private View of our new art exhibition for International Women’s Day ‘Positive Change’.

All work displayed has been especially produced for this exhibition by CoolTan Arts workshop participants. The exhibition opens the following day, 7th March, and will run until 30th April 10am-5pm.

International Women’s Day is recognised by the United Nations and is celebrated by many countries across the world. Since 1911 it has honoured the social and political achievements of women.

For more info call 020 7701 2696 or email emmathatcher@cooltanarts.org.uk

CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224 – 236 Walworth Rd London SE17 1JE T: 0207 701 2696 M: 0798 565 8443

W: www.cooltanarts.org.uk E: info@cooltanarts.org.uk

Registered charity number 1064231, Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales reg. 3244552

We are proud to have as patrons: Arthur Smith, Maggi Hambling, Ali Smith, Clare Allen and Rosemary Shrager.

Registered charity number 1064231, Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales reg. 3244552

From the House of Commons

The bottom photograph was taken during a debate on the impact of welfare reforms on the sick and disabled. The top photo is of the debate on the proposed £10,000 pay rise for MPs.

payrise and welfare

“CARE-LESS CARING” A Skills Workshop for Family Carers

Dear All

I have attached the details of a Family Carers workshop, as outlined below, which is on Saturday 22nd March. Please do pass them on to anyone who you think would be interested in attending. Many thanks. Best wishes Veronica


A Skills Workshop for Family Carers

with Andre Geel – Consultant Clinical Psychologist Veronica Kamerling – Experienced Carer – Trainer

Saturday 22nd March 2014 9.00am – 4.30pm

The Fitzrovia Room, Park Crescent Conference Centre, International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street London, W1W 5PN



WORKSHOP FLYER FOR CARE-LESS CARING with Andre Geel 22nd March 2014

Veronica Kamerling

Eating Disorders & Carers

01256 704117

07733 260 475