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

Event: Spotlight On Social Care

As promised, we are forwarding you information about our upcoming event:  Spotlight on Social Care

Date:  Tuesday 22nd July

Time:  4pm – 6.30pm

Location:  Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, Camberwell, SE5 0HF

At the Event:

  • Hear from us at Healthwatch Southwark
  • Hear from Southwark Council Adult Social Care
  • Tell us your Journey through Social Care services – the challenges and your ideas
  • Share some food with us and network!

Flyer here: A5 Spotlight on Social Care flyer

Please help us by promoting the event through your networks, print copies of the flyer attached and feel free to forward this email to your contacts. 

If you would like any further information, please do get in touch or follow the link to book your place:

Best Wishes,

Healthwatch Southwark

Mind in Croydon Positive Steps

Positive Steps – A 15km Charity Walk

Lloyd Park, Croydon

24th May 2014

Positive Steps is back on this year and we are expecting it to be bigger and better than last year!

You can see all the photos from last year on our Facebook page.

We had a brilliant pilot event in 2013, everyone involved had fun and we raised a bit of cash too. So the date is in the diary, the park is booked and we are keen to get your registrations in early.

Last year, the amazing Ronnie Corbett came to open the event. We are yet to confirm who will be opening the 2014 event and we will release this information as soon as we can!

Raw Material

Raw Material warmly invites you to a performance evening, celebrating the music produced by participants to our music and mental wellbeing programme – Raw Sounds. Expect to hear:

  • Poetry and spoken word
  • Live band
  • DJing and music production

Please feel free to invite friends and family, and come hungry!



Talking about Talking therapies event


I hope this finds you well and that you have been able to enjoy some of the recent sunshine. We wanted to remind you about our next patient and public engagement event and invite you to join us and contribute to the discussions.

Talking about Talking Therapies

Following a review in 2013 it was found that there was not equal access to talking therapies for all Southwark residents. As a result the CCG are in the process of evolving a service specification for future talking therapies in Southwark and are seeking the views of local residents to inform its development. Further background details about why we are doing this and what patients have previously told us can be found on the Get Involved pages of the CCG website page.

To explore this with local people we are having an engagement event on 8 April to discuss the options. You can book for the engagement event online directly (or by contacting 020 7525 7888) and the full details can be seen on the flyer which is also attached here: Talking therapy event flyer April 2014.

If you are unable to attend this event but still want to contribute you can complete the online survey as well. You do not have to have used talking therapies in Southwark to be involved, we want to hear from local people to inform how future services can best meet the needs of as many people in Southwark as possible.

We would be very grateful if you could share this information, including the link to the online survey (, as widely as possible to enable as many different people to contribute as we can.

Kind regards

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

Let Me Stay – Book now for Julie McNamara’s one woman show at CoolTan Arts

CoolTan Arts believes mental wellbeing is enhanced by the power of creativity

Join CoolTan Arts for an evening with Julie McNamara.

Book your tickets now for her brilliant new one-woman show! 

Let Me Stay is a celebration of life and love as seen through the eyes of Shirley McNamara, Queen of the Mersey.

Thursday, April 3, 6.45pm – 8.30pm at CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, London SE17 1JE.

Running time: 70 minutes. Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start. Refreshments available.

There will be a Q&A after the show. BSL Interpretation and Audio Description provided. Step-free access to the show.

Alzheimer’s does not have to be a tragic and apologetic withdrawal from life. Think of it as a shedding of all care, with two fingers at the world and a constant sense of glee. It’s a lifestyle choice for some…

A tender and unique exploration of Alzheimer’s on family relations. Julie has recorded her mother’s songs and stories, filmed and photographed over many years.

The result is a compelling piece of theatre, an extraordinary love letter sent straight from the heart, welded with a wicked sense of humour.

Tickets are priced on a sliding scale:

  • £5     Participants/Volunteers at CoolTan Arts, Unwaged
  • £10   Waged
  • £15+ High Waged

A percentage of the proceeds go to CoolTan Arts.

To purchase your tickets either:  

  • Pay online here using PayPal, just enter the ticket price of £5, £10 or £15. You will receive an email confirmation of payment, which you will need to show on the door.
  • Email or call 020 7701 2696 to reserve tickets. Advance payments by cash or cheque required to confirm booking.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Quality event Lewisham

Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with the London Borough of Lewisham, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Healthwatch Lewisham, is holding a public event to listen to your views on Quality in Health and Social Care.  At this event we want to hear your views on what ‘quality’ in health and social care means to you.

CCG Peoples summit flyer-5

Clinical leaders and a guest speaker will attend the event, and will be available to answer questions on how we monitor quality in Lewisham health and social care services.  But mostly we want to hear from you. We want patients, carers, parents and individuals from many different communities to join in this discussion, and we hope to collect a very wide range of views throughout the day. .

The event will be on Saturday 29th March 10.00 to 3.00 at the Civic Suite, Catford, London SE6 4RU and welcome your involvement.

Please contact Marie Vivien on 0203 049 3202 to register for the event; and let Marie know if you require transport assistance.  Lunch and a crèche will be provided, so please let us know if you have childcare needs.

We look forward to meeting you on the 29th March – please come!

With best wishes

Diana Robbins,

Governing Body Lay Member

Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group