Maudsley Learning (http://www.maudsleylearning.com/) is a new social enterprise with the vision to support and provide world class and accessible learning in mental health and wellbeing.
We launched in June 2013 with the opening of the ORTUS, a stunning new learning and event centre based conveniently in Camberwell, South London and which is adjacent to the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital and King’s College London.
In addition to our amazing venue we will launch our digital space, ORTUS online, in early 2014. ORTUS online will spread the learning opportunities beyond Camberwell and support our global aspiration to make learning accessible for all. It will be a focus for learning, using new and innovative methods of delivery to support the face-to-face learning activities at the ORTUS.
As well as supporting other groups and organisations with their own learning, Maudsley Learning will be developing its own events and content delivered face-to-face at the ORTUS and virtually through ORTUS online. These could be anything from short courses to e-learning modules to community-focused events and accredited conferences.
Working collaboratively with our clinical and academic partners at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), Kings College London (KCL) and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Maudsley Learning will create innovative, forward thinking, relevant and informative learning events for a broad audience. Our audience includes those from clinical and corporate environments as well as service users, patients and carers, young people, students, the police, the judiciary, charities etc.
Maudsley Learning is a subsidiary of the Maudsley Charity (http://www.maudsleycharity.org.uk) which is a charity that aims to support innovation and improvement in mental health care. This includes promoting public awareness and the understanding of mental health issues.
We are therefore recruiting for the role of Sales & Marketing Administrator to:
- Support the Sales & Marketing Manager in marketing activities and the Sales Executive in sales administration
- Help manage a Key Account that is important to our continued success
- Consistently uphold and deliver the best possible sales and after-sales experience to our clients
- Work closely with the Sales Executive to administer a large volume of venue hire bookings: including calendar management, following up on catering orders, liaising with clients to capture all required event details right up until handover to the Services team
- Input all event and client data accurately into our event management software and respond to enquiries, emails and calls in a professional and timely fashion
- Work closely with the Sales Executive and Services team to ensure all required event detail, such as AV and catering requirements are captured thoroughly to ensure smooth delivery on the day
- Input daily event details to be displayed on our digital screens located throughout the venue
- Assist with the invoicing of clients
- Assist with research and data building for the Sales & Marketing Manager and Sales Executive to utilise in sales and marketing campaigns
- Assist the Sales & Marketing Manager with a variety of marketing related activities as and when required
- Deputise for the Sales Executive in their absence
- IT & Tech focused, particularly in regards to CRM and venue booking systems (training will be provided but the ability to learn fast and be comfortable with software is an absolute must – if you don’t consider yourself as naturally gifted with software then please don’t apply)
- Excellent communication skills – written and verbally
- A team worker who has experience of working within a multi disciplined team in the achievement of a common goal
- A focused individual with a keen attention to detail and willingness to take responsibility for work
- Track record of working flexibly within a team and with the ability to maintain focus in a busy and demanding work environment
- Account management and venue sales experience desired
- Comfortable emailing, calling and meeting with people
- An interest in mental health and a believer in our vision
Have your say about the future of the Maudsley Site; help contribute to the Estates Strategy
- We need your help, opinions and views on how best to provide the buildings, spaces and community interaction needed to support services for the decades to come.
- We appreciate many of our buildings, their location and the way they look and function may not match the needs of patients and staff.
- We need a patient, staff and community led Estates Strategy and would like you to help make this happen.
Come and have your say on the future of the Maudsley site
Tuesday 15th October 12.00 – 17.00, Adamson 1 & 2, Maudsley Learning Centre.
Mood, Anxiety and Personality Services – SLaM mental health service user and carer advisory group – summary of discussions – August 2013Posted: October 4, 2013
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.
An audio of the summary of the discussions from the meeting of the MAP CAG Service User and Carer Advisory Group for South London and Maudsley NHS by Matthew McKenzie – August 2013
With one in four of us now suffering from a mental health problem, a new 4 x 60 series explores and demystifies the most profound decisions involved in treating the mentally ill.
The Maudsley (w/t) takes an in-depth and unprecedented look at mental health in Britain today, with exclusive access to a wide range of services, patients and staff at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM).
Key to the series, filmed over a year, is giving a voice to those who suffer with mental illness, from people with psychosis or manic depression to those with severe anxiety. For, although a growing number of us will experience mental illness in our lifetime, the stigma remains; it’s an unwanted label.
SLaM is the country’s best-known psychiatric trust and its services are unique, pioneering and often surprising. This is the most comprehensive access producers have ever had to any NHS mental health trust in the country.
Ralph Lee, Head of Factual at Channel 4 said: “Building on the success of last year’s 4Goes Madseason in bringing a fresh approach to mental health on television, we are delighted that the patients and staff of the Maudsley have trusted us to tell their stories for the first time.”
The series is produced by The Garden Productions (24 Hours in A&E, The Audience, Inside Claridges) and series directed by Dave Nath (Cutting Edge, The Year the Town Hall Shrank).
The Maudsley (w/t) will follow the lives of patients and their families, touching on a range of mental health conditions. Each of the four films tackles a different aspect of mental health – the big issues of today. Many people manage their illness with medication; others walk a daily tightrope with the possibility of relapsing at any time.
The cameras follow a community mental health team; the lion’s share of SLaM’s work takes place in a community setting, looking after more than 35,000 people with mental health issues.
Cameras are allowed in to Lambeth Hospital’s Triage ward for the first time. In a postcode with the highest rates of psychosis in Europe, this is the Accident and Emergency of mental health – where patients are at their most unwell. For the staff it’s all about risk management. The buck stops with psychiatrists like Dr Martin Baggaley who makes crucial decisions every day. Getting it wrong could have tragic consequences.
Anxiety has become the mental illness of our time, with seven million drug prescriptions issued every year. The Bethlem Royal Hospital’s national unit treats the most anxious people in the country – the top one per cent – and claims a success rate of three in four patients. Some are consumed by irrational fears they’ve caused a road accident in their sleep, harmed strangers or have intrusive thoughts.
The number of older people with mental health problems is estimated to increase by a third over the next 15 years to 4.3 million. Bereavement, stress and loneliness can contribute and some end up on the Maudsley Hospital’s Older Adults Ward. With a premium on bed space patients cannot stay on the ward forever but some lose the confidence to go back home and live an independent life.
It’s executive produced by Amy Flanagan and Jonathan Smith. Broadcast is scheduled for Autumn 2013.
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46th Maudsley Debate
The Law’s Drugs Problem: The Challenge of Legal Highs
Maudsley Debates – Battle of Ideas Satellite Events 2012
Thursday 15th November, 6pm to 8pm (refreshments served from 5.30pm)
Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Psychiatry Main Building, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF
Few would claim existing drug policies have prevented the widespread use of illicit drugs. On the contrary, many believe prohibition has actually encouraged profiteering and increased the harm caused by drug use. Plenty of politicians have openly declared that the so-called ‘war on drugs’ has failed, and that policy should be shaped by pragmatic concerns rather than moralistic zeal. Policymakers’ historic failure to manage psychoactive substances is especially troubling because they now face new challenges in the form of so-called legal highs.
Drugs with names like Mexxy, Dimethocaine, 5-IAI, Silver Bullet, and many more are not covered by existing legislation, but have similar effects to those that are. The number of legal drugs available seems to be growing rapidly, and the harm caused by them is rising accordingly. The UK government has made it clear that doing nothing is not an option. Simply asking what should be done, however, forces us to confront the failure of policies meant to deal with more familiar substances like cannabis, crack and heroin.
If all new highs become are simply banned by being brought under the purview of the ageing Misuse of Drugs Act, will they be controlled any better than they are now? If criminalising drug use has been seen to fail, should the challenge of legal highs be seen as an opportunity rather than a crisis? A chance to make a much-needed distinction between substance abuse and the relatively harmless recreational use of drugs, legal or otherwise?
Tobacco, alcohol, medicines and even food can all cause harm and provide profit for black marketeers, but in none of these cases are consumers automatically at risk of arrest as with cannabis or heroin. This year the All Party Parliamentary Policy Group for Drug Policy Reform launched an inquiry into how alternative methods of regulation might control new drugs, perhaps licensing them on the model of tobacco and alcohol.
Nevertheless, there are big fears that letting go of the simple stick of criminal punishment might unleash a popular appetite for drugs, with the implication that the death toll will rise. Is this true, and if so, why are so many people so keen to pop animal tranquilisers and plant food for kicks? If the licensing model is too risky, how can we avoid the failure of our old ‘war on drugs’? Is banning legal highs the only option? Or should the law back off?
This is a Satellite Event taking place as part of Battle of Ideas 2012 produced in collaboration with the Institute of Ideas. The format has been adapted especially so there will be no motion, no vote, more speakers.
Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, consultant psychiatrist and chair, Faculty of Addictions, Royal College of Psychiatrists
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, GP; author, The Tyranny of Health: doctors and the regulation of lifestyle and Defeating Austism: a damaging delusion
Tim Hollis, chief constable, Humberside Police; chair, ACPO Drugs Committee
Alexander Linklater, books editor, Ax:son Johnson Foundation (Sweden); freelance journalist; books reviewer, Observer; scriptwriter
Molly Meacher, chair, All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform; former Chair, East London NHS Foundation Trust
Chair: David Bowden, coordinator, UK Battle Satellites; poetry editor, Culture Wars; TV columnist, spiked
More about the Maudsley Debates
More about the Battle of Ideas Festival
Please send any queries to Hannah.1.Baker@kcl.ac.uk
The above is the link the Radio 5 programme that was broadcast from the Maudsley on Tuesday.
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