MHFA Art Show

Hi there!

We are really excited to let you know that going forward we would really like to hold a mental health themed art event early next year. As it’s early days, we are still working out the logistics of how to run the event and the finer details are still to be combed through.

We still need your help!

MHFA would love to showcase art that was created by people with lived experience of mental health issues. The way that we are intending to use the art is to challenge people’s perceptions of mental health, open up conversations around mental health more easily using artwork as a focus point and provide a really interactive session where people can explore mental health through a different, and very creative, medium.

If you, or you know of somebody, who would be happy for their artwork to be used at an event then we would really appreciate if you could please send a photograph of the pieces you would like to be considered. At this stage, I would suggest only to submit work that you would be happy to have you as the named artist. Also, if you could include a brief explanation/interpretation then this will help when it comes to the selection process. Submission of artwork photographs would be on a purely voluntary basis.

Please note that we may not be able to use all artwork at events but we will incorporate as much as we can.

Our next working group meeting is on 21st August so we would love to be able to show some examples at this meeting.

I’m really looking forward to hearing from you and seeing some great artwork!

Best wishes,

Emma Gunn

 Emma Gunn

Client Relationship Manager

A: 49 – 51 East Road, London N1 6AH

T: 020 7250 8386

M: 07738946315


Via Angela

News on A Healthy Debate at Dulwich Picture Gallery happening today and Thursday 26th June

Hi Helen,

I am offering tickets to the following 2 symposia for FREE for the first 3 people to email me with the subject line: Alfred Wallis

19th June 2014 – Who’s In & Who’s Out

Debate about the present-day complexities that arise in considering the outsider artist’s work and their often over-shadowing life story.

Anna B. Sexton Anxiety Arts Communities Curator in conversation with Beth Elliot (Bethlem Gallery Director) and Sara Haq (Artist). Followed by short artist’s talk with Artmongers.

26th June 2014 – Future Fringes

Do the divisions that define outsider art matter and are they relevant as society and practices change?

Jenny Edwards CEO, Chief Executive Mental Health Foundation, in conversation with Marc Steene (Deputy Director Pallant House Gallery and Director (‘Outside In’), Jo Van Den Bosch, SLaM Arts Therapies Adviser & Consultant Drama Therapist, and Simon Powell (Director Creative Future & coordinator of the Impact Art Fair).

Please do let your contacts know…

Best wishes,


Michelle Weiner
Community Engagement Manager
Dulwich Picture Gallery
Gallery Road London SE21 7AD

Opportunity to talk to the public at the STEREOHYPE Event on Saturday 21st June

Hello everyone

I hope you’re all able to enjoy the sunshine, now that it’s arrived.   I thought I would send out a last minute reminder about an opportunity coming up soon.  You may already be aware that Time To Change is running another London pop-up event this month in Brixton.  This event is one of a series that is has been designed by and for people of African and Caribbean backgrounds and is known as Stereohype.    The event will take place in Windrush Square in Brixton from 12 noon to 5pm.

Stereo-Hype Brixton Volunteer Recruitment

If you’d like the chance to practice your speaking out skills by talking to members of the public, then do sign up.  For newbies at speaking to the public there are 4 training sessions next week that you can book a place on and I shall be one of the volunteer co-ordinators on the day to support you.

Let me know if you’re signing up and I’ll make a point of finding you and catching up!

Also, don’t forget that London Champions now have our own Facebook group!   It’s a closed group so you would need to contact our administrator first, so if you use Facebook and would like to join us then please search for Robert Peacock and send him a friend request, then he can add you to the group.

All the very best


Vanessa Gould-Crouch

London Regional Co-ordinator

Time to Change Campaign

07522 764 526

Twitter:  @VansVoice

Healthwatch Lambeth and Healthwatch Bromley

Healthwatch Lambeth wants people to come hear their plans for the next two years at the launch of our strategy on Wednesday, March 26, 5pm – 7pm at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA.

They also want to hear how others wish to get involved in our key health and social care priorities.

(No link I am afraid, none was provided)


Building our Network

Healthwatch Bromley

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 from 17:00 to 18:30 (BST)

Kent, United Kingdom

Via Matthew

Revised date for Artist talk @ the SHARP team in Brixton: 26th March

Dear Friends and Well Wishers

You are warmly invited to the Private View of:

Lilies of the Sea:

a print retrospective

Susan Spencer hayter

A Solo Exhibition

Private View: Wednesday 5th March

2014  6-9pm



308-312 Brixton Road



Tel: 020 3228 7050

Duration: until 4th April 2014

Open 09.30 – 16.30 (please ring first)

Closed: Weekends








‘lampterocrinus’  detail

Etching, 2013

We have recently celebrated two years of exhibitions at SHARP Team, and this solo exhibition heralds the start of the third year. I have known Susan for twenty years and during this time we have worked together professionally, both as artists and art educators. We also share a common bond, of being carers for loved ones. I am really happy to show Susan’s work here, and hope it will encourage carers, who are also artists, to exhibit here in the future.

Susan is a local Lambeth artist, based at Studio Voltaire. Having graduated, first as a biologist, and secondly, in fine art Painting at Wimbledon School of Art, in 2006, she also makes prints, as an integral part of her practice, at Kensington & Chelsea College.

This work has arisen, following research at the Natural History Museum, into sea lilies or ‘crinoids’, a group of marine organisms with a plant like structure, inhabiting oceans worldwide for over 500 million years.

The prints refer to both living and fossilised crinoid forms and the historical use of this medium in making scientific records, alluding to the boundaries between art and science.  Exploring a variety of techniques, including etching, drypoint, lino and collagraph processes, used as a means of expression, this takes a more romantic path in a series of monoprints, alluding to the environmental fragility of these creatures. Installation work takes the form of inverse plaster relief casts, based on close observations of fossilised sea lily forms.

As a new venture, we are introducing a two hour artist’s talk, where artists share their story and discuss their practice. The first talk will take place on Monday 24th March, 1-3pm. ( free, all welcome, refreshments served)

I want to thank Susan and hope you will come and see this exhibition/installation, coinciding with a selection of prints going to the Natural History Museum’s archive collection.

Mary Salome


PDF flyer here: Lilies of the Sea a print retrospective

Mental Health Act Conference: change of date

MHA copy

Upcoming events for patients in Southwark

Dear All,

I hope this finds you well. I wanted to make you aware or remind you of a number of engagement activities NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group is holding in the next few weeks.

1.       Patient Leadership Training

Information about our Patient Leadership Training session that will be taking place on 19 February 2014 is attached to this email.

This session has been developed from comments and suggestions from patients who are involved with the Engagement and Patient Experience Committee as well as the Locality Patient Participation Groups in Southwark. This session will provide you with a clear understanding of background and contextual information about the national NHS landscape as it is now. There will also be specific focus on what NHS Southwark CCG is responsible for and the role that patients and the patient voice has in the work of the CCG and local services.

If you are interested in attending you can book a place directly or by contacting the CCG by email. We would be grateful if you could also promote this to colleagues within your groups and networks to encourage as many people as possible to attend and benefit.

NHS Southwark CCG is also planning future sessions which will be focussing on enabling people to develop specific skills involved in the effective running and conduct of patient participation groups and meetings.

2.       Improving Access to Primary Care

There will also be an engagement event, on 26 February 2014, looking at the proposals for future plans to improve access to primary care services. This event will be building on what local people have previously told us through engagement events last year which have all contributed to the development of the proposals for local services. You can book a space for this event directly or by contacting the CCG.

And lastly,

3.       What Goals and Outcomes are important to you and your family from Health and Care services?

There are still a few spaces available for this event, on Tuesday 28 January 2014. The event will be looking at shaping services across Southwark and Lambeth around what is most important for patients and their families. Your comments and contributions are needed to help make this happen. You can book a space directly or by contacting the CCG.

20140107 outcomes engagement flyer

Patient Leadership training – Feb 2014 – Poster

Urgent Access to Primary Care – Flyer – Feb 2014

Many thanks,

Daniel Blagdon

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

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