Creative Collisions

This panel discussion brings together mental health practitioners with artists, funders and researchers to discuss some of the ‘creative collisions’ that can arise out of shared participatory arts and mental health interdisciplinary encounters.

The discussion takes the SLG’s Creative Families project with the local health trust’s Parental Mental Health Team as its starting point.

Artist Lawrence Bradby, works as half of the collaborative practice Townley and Bradby, who make games, guided walks and live events. Townley and Bradby are currently researching how to sustain an artistic practice whilst raising a family.

Dr Alison Rooke is the Director of Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths University. Rooke works in partnership with a range of arts organisations and institutions developing critical and collaborative approaches to research and evaluation.

Chris McCree is responsible for implementing the Southwark Mental Health Family Strategy and managed the Parental Mental Health in Children’s Centre team.

Davina Drummond is an artist, educator and mother. She creates site or date specific relational works, often incorporating the use of text and textiles. Drummond’s practice explores modes of making artworks, which involve the process of social interactions and creative collaborations with others in gallery, non-gallery spaces and educational settings.

Booking is essential.  http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/creative-collisions-2

Via Matthew

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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.  Please circulate as appropriate.  

Mood, Anxiety & Personality services advisory group summary Jan 2014

psychological medicine advisory group summary -Jan 2014- doc

With best wishes,

Alice

Alice Glover

Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email:  alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ


Mood, Anxiety & Personality Services – SLaM mental health service user and carer advisory group – summary of discussions – August 2013

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.   The Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) department advisory group produces a brief summary of their discussions.  The purpose  is to let interested people know what is being discussed.  Please circulate as appropriate.

With best wishes,

Alice

Alice Glover

Patient & Public Involvement LeadMood Anxiety & Personality CAG and Psychological Medicine CAG
email:  alice.glover@slam.nhs.uk tel: 020 3228 0959
113 Denmark Hill |The Maudsley Hospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

The Service User and Carer Advisory Group is part of the Mood, Anxiety & Personality (MAP) Clinical Academic Group – an organisational structure which manages services for mood, anxiety & personality disorder across the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM). Most advisory Group members have experience of using mental health services or of being a family member/carer of someone who does. Other members include senior managers.  We meet every month and our aim is to keep the views of service users at the heart of all service developments and improvements. To make sure that people know what we are discussing in our meetings we have developed this short briefing sheet:

1)    Six service user/carer consultants were present at the August meeting, plus the  Clinical Governance Project Officer, the Deputy Director and the Head of Pathways for Lambeth Community Services.  Apologies were received from 6 service user/carer consultants and one staff member.

2)    2 group members have met with the deputy director to generate ideas for the development of personality disorder services. This follows work from the recent steering group.

3)    A group member and the clinical governance officer presented their work to assess people’s experience of reception/waiting areas in community mental health teams/ resource centres. Some of the issues raised included the difficulties of talking through a glass barrier, the difficulties of old buildings, inconsistency of information displayed and quality of welcome.  The advisory group will offer feedback on the recommendations which will be discussed at a senior management meeting in September.

4)    We discussed ways to encourage teams to engage more people in completing  satisfaction questionnaires.  Some of our ideas included using peer supporters to get feedback, and giving people the opportunity to give feedback online.

5)    3 group members will be accompanying staff on visits to check the quality of services.

6)    We heard that the working group for patient information in psychological therapies services has completed the leaflet for people referred to the service.  It is now with the borough services which will be adding local information prior to printing. In September, the group will start work on a leaflet about different types of therapies and a welcome pack for people who have been assessed.

7)    The working group for service user experience in psychological therapies has finished an exercise to get wider feedback on proposed quality indicators for the service.  Members of the working group will present the quality indicators to staff at the Integrated Psychological Therapies Team operational meeting.

8)    2 members of the group have met with the Consultant Psychiatrist who is leading work to develop pathways for bi-polar and recurrent depression disorders.  They will be part of a steering group working on this.  Further work will include focus groups to start the process of understanding peoples experience of using services.

PDF here: Briefing Sheet August 2013