Four in Ten Steering Group Thursday 29 May 12pm to 1.30pm at 113 Denmark Hill Conference Room

Hello everyone,

A quick reminder about the next Four in Ten Steering Group on Thursday 29 May from 12pm to 1.30pm at 113 Denmark Hill.

Main agenda items will focus on updates on our complaints leaflet, initial findings from the Staff BASK survey and feedback from service users. I will send out minutes of the last meeting, along with agenda early next week, but for now, please find attached:

April to June Programme for Four in Ten Peer Support Group: 2014 April to June

Poster for Four in Ten Peer Support Group: Four in Ten Poster 2013

It would be great if you could circulate these widely, print off and pin to notice boards in services, and make available to service users.

I am also attaching,

A flyer for SLaM Equalities Partnership Time event on Thursday 5 June from 1pm to 5.30pm at ORTUS – it’s a fantastic opportunity for service users to get involved in conversations about equalities issues at SLaM: SLaM Equality Partnership Time Event Flyer – Thursday 5th June 2014

A presentation of slides from Katherine Rimes on an investigation LGB service users of Southwark Psychological Service which was discussed at our March Steering Group: LGB SPTS Audit – Powerpoint Presentation 24 03 2014 KR

I hope you all have a relaxing bank holiday weekend.

Thanks Peter

Peter Vittles

4 in 10 Project Coordinator

(Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

The Metro Centre Ltd

N106 Westminster Business Square

1-45 Durham Street


SE11 5JH

Tel : 020 8305 5000

Mob: 07711 376 258

Fax: 020 8305 5001



summary of discussions – SLaM service user and carer advisory groups for mood, anxiety & personality disorder services, and emergency access, complex care and clinical neurosciences

Hello all, The departments that manage the services at South London & Maudsely NHS Foundation Trust have ‘advisory groups’ where service users and carers come together to advise on and discuss developments.   2 of these groups produce a brief summary of their discussions.  The purpose  is to let interested people know what is being discussed. I have attached the summaries from the March meetings.

Please circulate as appropriate.

Mood Anxiety & Personality Department advisory group Briefing Sheet Mar 2014 doc

Psychological Medicine advisory group summary – Mar 2014- doc.

With best wishes,


Alice Glover Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG email: tel: 020 3228 0959 113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

Mental Health Act Carers and Service Users’ Event

Dear Family and Carer,

Please find enclosed a flyer for a forthcoming SLaM Mental Health Act Event for Service Users and Carers which I hope you will be interested in attending.


You will have been sent this flyer either because you are on SLaM mailing lists as an individual or as a Facilitator of a Service User/Carer group.

Please share with any group to which you belong or feel free to share with other people you know who are Carers or Service Users.

I do hope you will be able to attend as this is the first event of its time we have run which promises to be a lively and informative day.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Lepper (cc’d in this email) for further information.


Latoya Brown-Sodeyi

Team Administrator

Mental Health Act Management  Team

111 Denmark Hill | Maudsley Hospital | London | SE5 8AZ

Telephone: 0203 228 3225  Fax: 0203 228 2117

Maudsley Long Gallery exhibition by George Harding

Invitation to see:

Art Leads to External Places By George Harding Opening 5 December, 5 – 8pm

Maudsley Long Gallery

The inaugural exhibition, by artist George Harding, centres on art’s ability to transport the individual. His work obscures and transcends the boundaries between reality, imagination and dreams. Harding’s painting Alignment, now in the Bethlem Museum’s collection, became iconic within the history of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust when it was used for the Trust’s Arts Strategy, and subsequently reached global audiences on the front cover of a Lancet publication in 2011.

Maudsley Long Gallery was established in 2013 following a grant from the Maudsley Charity. The gallery space uses a reclaimed staff corridor that was previously locked and unused. The space is now open to the everyone. Please enter at the main reception and head past the Sanctuary, where the new Long Gallery is located leading to the Dining room (parallel to the main corridor).

Exhibition continues 6 December 2013 – 31 January 2014
Monday – Sunday, 9am – 8pm

The Long Gallery
Maudsley Hospital
Denmark Hill
020 3228 2830
Please note: The Long Gallery team meet annually (in July) to plan exhibitions for the following year. There are four exhibitions a year. We tend to prioritise SLaM service user art however we take applications from everyone. Applications to exhibit can be made by email to:

HIP HOP PSYCH Event 21st November


21st November 2013, 7pm – 9pm. ORTUS learning & events centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SN

Co-Founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster

“Demystifying mental illness through authentic beats and lyrics”

HHP Screens

Hip-hop culture is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about mental health. It is rich with references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been explored, dissected and documented until now. HIP HOP PSYCH, co-founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster, is the interface that links hip-hop with mental health.  Their medical credibility and authentic passion for hip-hop enables them to bridge this gap. They understand the culture, speak the language and want to share their knowledge in order to cultivate awareness and remove stigma surrounding mental health and hip-hop.

Although the lyrics of hip hop music are often associated with swearing, rapping about money and the exploitation of women, there are also rappers whose unfiltered narration goes beyond this by describing the harsh realities of their world and the coping mechanisms employed by some young people.  The music can be rich with references, for example, to addiction, psychosis, bipolar disorder and the effects of urbanicity, poor nutrition and destructive parental influences relating to childhood maltreatment in the absence of positive role models.  

For this event, HIP HOP PSYCH Co-Founders Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster will be focusing on dissecting and analysing a range of hip hop lyrics from different artists – such as Eminem, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole – in order to demystify mental health.  In doing this they seek to disarm the boundaries between psychiatry, the humanities and hip-hop culture.  Their approach enables them to gain a deeper awareness into gang culture and allows them to get closer to the reality of the daily struggles and risk factors which people with mental health problems face.

The event will also feature a special performance by Key Changes. Key Changes provides music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing severe mental illnesses including psychosis, schizophrenia, bi polar and personality disorders. Their innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres.

Twitter: @hiphopsych / Email:

Price: £15 per person. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must be at least 16 to attend this event.

SLaM Annual Public Meeting 2013

Three ways to wellbeing – clinical care, research and education is the theme for this year’s APM.

Tuesday 10 September 2013 at 5.30 pm

Registration from 5pm.  Reception following the meeting.

Maudsley Learning Centre at the ORTUS, Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ

Everyone is welcome to join us. The programme includes presentations on:

Clinical Care
Showcasing our Mother and Baby Unit.

Using Avatar therapy to help silence voices in schizophrenia.

Working in partnership to promote recovery through our recovery college.

If you would like to attend or for more information please contact Communications on 020 3228 2830 or email:

Via Matthew

Stayin’ Alive – Celebrate World Mental Health Day with CoolTan Arts

Stayin’ Alive – Celebrate World Mental Health Day with CoolTan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk and help raise money for people in London with mental distress.

Saturday 12 October 2013, 11.30am-approx 4pm
Start: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ (outside the main entrance)
Finish: South Bank
Length: 4.8 miles

Join a fun, guided, stigma busting cultural walk with arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts. By taking part in our World Mental Health Day celebration you will help raise much needed funds, enabling us to support more people with mental distress, through creative arts workshops and self-advocacy training.

This year’s walk theme is ‘Stayin’ Alive’ – exploring the idea of hope. As we walk the route together we will share what inspires us and makes life worth living through talks, discussion, performance and art!

The Largactyl Shuffle is a guided, stigma-busting cultural walk, designed to encourage mental and physical wellbeing, through art, exercise, humour and history. The walk is named after the oldest anti-psychotic drug Largactil that can have extreme physical side effects including a distinctive shambolic gait, or ‘shuffling’. Largactyl Shuffle walks have been running since 2006 and are designed and led by CoolTan Arts volunteers who entertain walkers with talks and other surprises along the way.

CoolTan Arts Hope Wall: In preparation for the walk, CoolTan have created a Hope Wall in our gallery space. The wall is for people to share items that inspire them and give them hope – whether that be art, poetry, photos, quotes or anything else you can think of! Images from the wall are also shared online on our new site: Work created will also be shared on the walk.

If you would like to contribute to the wall, either pop into CoolTan or send it through to us by email to or share with us on Twitter: @cooltan4 or on Facebook:

How to register for the walk: Register Online Download a Registration Form and return it to CoolTan Arts along with a fee of £5 unwaged or £10 waged (cheque or cash). Please note this fee is non-refundable . Registration fees can also be paid online by making a donation on CoolTan’s JustGiving page. Please include ‘Registration Fee’ and your name on the donation. Once registered CoolTan Arts can provide you with a sponsorship form 2013 or you can set up a page on JustGiving. Please pay your registration fee before starting to get sponsored. Call us on 020 7701 2696.

Sponsorship: Once you are registered CoolTan Arts can provide you with a sponsorship form. Or, create your own online fundraising page on JustGiving, further instructions here.

Further info:
The whole walk is 4.8 miles long and is suitable for people with disabilities and wheel chair users – do as much as you can. Our friendly CoolTan guides will be there to help you. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks, wear suitable clothes and sensible footwear. The walk leaders wear orange high-viz vests and rucksacks. Call CoolTan Arts on 07985 658443 if you cannot find the group of walkers on the day.

Want to find out more?
See our FAQs page to give quick answers to any further queries you may have.
Supporting CoolTan Arts:
CoolTan Arts staff, volunteers, participants and supporters are also fundraising on this walk. All contributions however small will be much appreciated. You can sponsor our walkers on or support CoolTan Arts Sponsored Walk by texting a donation. Simply send ARTS99 £3 to 70070 to make a £3 donation, or any other £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. It’s quick and simple.

CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, SE17 1JE T: 0207 701 2696 M: 0798 565 8443
W: E:
Registered charity number 1064231, Company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales reg. 3244552

PDF here: Sponsored walk press release 2013