Invitation to CoolTan Arts Sponsored Walk

Walk for mental health with CoolTan Arts! – please join us for our biggest event of the year – our Sponsored Walk on Saturday 11th October.It’s a brilliant day out, raises vital funds to continue our work and publicly challenges stigma through our visible presence on the streets of London!

Tickets are £5 unwaged, £10 waged. You can register quickly and easily online here:

Setting off from outside the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ and following a 4.8 mile route to the Southbank, the walk will explore green spaces, hidden squares and historic landmarks. We will celebrate World Mental Health Day with talks, art and performances looking at inspiring local stories and people.

Please join us if you can and spread the word!


Community Action Southwark Fundraising masterclass

Community Action Southwark are running an Introduction to Fundraising masterclass on the 11th Sept.

If you want to understand the key aspects of fundraising and where to look for funding you will find this event very useful

Via Matthew

**INVITATION FROM NHS ENGLAND** – NHS Citizen’s Assembly and AGM

We would like to draw your attention to the NHS Citizen’s Assembly and the NHS England AGM in London on the Thursday 18th September 2014, (below is the invitation).  The event will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, Westminster, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London, SW1P 3EE.

NHS England AGM NHS Citizen Invitation

NHS Citizen has been at the drawing board stage for over a year, and it is now time to get people together to see how an NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting will work in practice.

NHS Citizen allows members of the public to put forward their thoughts, concerns and vision for the future of the NHS. These ideas will then be discussed at the NHS Citizen Assembly Meeting, where Members of the Board of NHS England, NHS senior managers and members of the public will work together to shape the future of the NHS.

The day will contain lots of opportunities for patients, carers and members of the public to debate, deliberate and work together to explore solutions to issues important to health and well-being in England.

Since registration opened, we have had a huge interest, however we are keen to ensure that those that are the ‘hardest to hear’ are given the opportunity to attend and get involved.

The event will be driven by what is important to the patients and the public – you, a partner organisation, stakeholder or citizen could flag the issue by completing this google.doc form and submitting it to be published on the gather space. Throughout August we will be encouraging discussion on the flagged issues to highlight those with the greatest support, evidence and participation. Five issues will be selected in early September.

Further information on how to register for a place is here – Please note places are limited, to ensure we have voices from different age groups and areas of England we reserve the right to allocate places accordingly.  Should you require any help with registering please phone either 0113 8248486 or 0113 825 1338.

If you require support to attend the event please contact Mary Newsome: – 0113 825 1338 and we will discuss how we can help you.  Please note that NHS England will only pay travel, expenses and accommodation for patients, carers and volunteers to attend the NHS Citizen Assembly, the NHS England Assembly which follows on from this is a public event and will not be covered by our expenses policy.

We do hope that you are able to spread the word and also join us for what will be an exciting and innovative day.

Best wishes

The NHS Citizen Team


0113 824 1338

Nagina Javaid

Patient & Public Partnerships Account Manager

Directorate of Patient & Public Voice & Information

NHS England


Run, walk or stroll for South London and Maudsley

Do you love running or know someone who does?

We’re looking for people to run, jog or stroll for South London and Maudsley, and help us to provide even more world class care that goes above and beyond. Whatever your level of fitness, we’ve got two great upcoming events that you can take part in.

Royal Parks Half Marathon, 13.1 miles – Sunday 12 October. *Registration closes Wednesday 20 August*

This is one of the most scenic half marathons in the running calendar, taking in some of the best sights of central London. Check out the photos from 2013.

Visit our website for more information. Or, sign up today for just £50, and try to raise £400.

Or, if you’re not ready for a half marathon but still want to get involved, please join us at the first ever Kia Oval 5k Fun Run on Saturday 13 September. Whether you love to run or prefer to stroll, we’re inviting everyone to the official test ground for the England Cricket Team. Visit our website to register and for more information.

*Early bird registration closes Wednesday 13 August and under 16s take part for FREE!*

Do you know someone who’d like to take part in either of these events? If so, please forward this email on. Our events are open to everyone!

With best wishes,

Paul Munro
Events Manager
020 7848 7431

NHS Southwark CCG AGM – 11 September 2014

Dear All,

NHS Southwark CCG is holding its first Annual General Meeting as a new Clinical Commissioning Group. This will be taking place at 6pm on Thursday 11 September 2014 at our office which are located at 160 Tooley Street, SE1 2QH. Please do share this information with any friends or colleagues who would be interested too, a copy of the flyer for the event is attached.

NHS Southwark CCG AGM poster – 2013-14

At this event you will be able to hear presentations about

  • Primary and Community Care development by Dr Sian Howell (CCG Governing Body member) and
  • The changing health profile in Southwark by Dr Ruth Wallis (Head of Public Health for Lambeth and Southwark)

We do hope that you will be able to join us.

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

Postal Address: 1st Floor, Hub 5, PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX

Base: 160 Tooley St London SE1 2QH


Telephone: 020 7525 7888

Media: 020 3049 3333

Out of Hours Media07876 448 602

National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders

Dear All

Please find attached details of the National Carers’ Conference in Eating Disorders as outlined below. Please do pass this on to anyone who you think would be interested in attending. Many thanks. Best wishes Veronica

Booking form for National Carers’ Conference 22.7.14

National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders 22.7.14

National Carers Conference in Eating Disorders

Sponsored by Ellern Mede Ridgeway

on Friday 21st November 2014


Professor Janet Treasure OBE and Gill Todd RMN, MSc,

invite you to a day discussing

“Living with an Eating Disorder




Veronica Kamerling

Eating Disorders & Carers

01256 704117

07733 260 475



Raw Sounds summer event

Join Raw Material as we celebrate the end of another term of Raw Sounds, our music and media programme for people with mental health needs, and see the positive impact music has on wellbeing. We also invite local mental health professionals and community organisations to visit our music and education facilities, and hear about our work.

Raw Sounds contributes to the wellbeing of the community by providing opportunities for young people experiencing mental health issues to express their creativity. Making music improves wellbeing through developing confidence, being creative and connecting with other people.

If you work with someone with mental health needs and would like to refer them to our programme, please contact us. Our next term begins on September 25th.

For more information email: or call: 0207 737 6103