The Mental Health Foundation is seeking to gather together people who have used mental health services and carers of those who have used mental health services to hear their thoughts, ideas, feelings, comments on the subject of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).
The group will meet on Tuesday 29th July 10:30am – 2:30pm at the Mental Health Foundation (Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London, SE1 2SX).
o participants will be paid £25 each
o all travel expenses will be covered
o lunch will be provided
If you are interested in participating, please contact Jo Ackerman at the Mental Health Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org and to complete the demographics form (anonymous).
More detailed information is available on request
Thanks so much to everyone who got involved in Mental Health Awareness 2014 – Are you Anxiety Aware?
Watch this Anxiety flashmob for a taste of the great activities people got up to around the UK.
Matthew Mckenzie visited the Friends of Cathja Community Boat talk from their experts about mental health, creativity and unique community of makes.
There was a also a premiere of an ethnographic film ‘The Potential Space’ about the Cathja community by artist Albert Potrony as well as the inaugural performance of Dave Auld’s Shanty written especially for Cathja.
Matthew has done a great video blog of this event – complete with snippits of shanties!
You can watch Matthew’s video here:
He has also posted some photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.745854572123978.1073741891.476820022360769&type=3
All well worth a look – Thank you Matthew.
An Oasis of Calm springs to life this Monday
In June we will be partnering with the Mental Health Foundation’s Anxiety 2014 Festival, and creating a place of calm contemplation away from the often anxious world we live in. Random Acts of Mindfulness between 1 – 4 pm and SoundWorks at 4.30 pm – which will introduce us to singing bowls – are just two of the many activities throughout the day, as we also celebrate the start of Creativity and Wellbeing Week (2-11 June). Regular groups will continue and we shall also engage with the festival’s theme in the first part of our Anxiety Dialogues at 6.30 pm. Take your mind and body to a place of peace.
On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Maudsley Charity is inviting the public and SLaM staff to learn more about how it benefits service users and the community.
The showcase event, which is being held at the ORTUS Centre between 6pm-8pm, coincides with Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 12 – 18 May.
There will be opportunity to learn about the wide range of projects that the charity supports, including:
- Hearing Things – a drama-based programme which explores mental health care experiences using theatre techniques. The project aims to build rapport with service users and help educate the public on mental health.
- Anxiety Arts Festival 2014 – a sneak peek at the new London-wide arts festival organised by the Mental Health Foundation. The festival will explore the causes and effects of anxiety and will bring leading and emerging artists, musicians and performers together for a dynamic programme of events.
- Mind and Soul Choir –a community choir which aims to break down barriers associated with mental health and improve wellbeing through singing. The choir was formed in Lambeth in 2006 and their director, Lea Cornthwaite, is also Musical Director for The Royal Opera House Youth Company.
It is entirely free to attend and promises to be an informative and enjoyable evening.
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And to book your place, contact email@example.com or 020 7848 7915.
Anxiety 2014: Call for performing arts and international collaborative & research residency proposalsPosted: January 21, 2014
FYI- please visit the Anxiety 2014: arts and mental health festival website for details on the call for proposals and details about the festival coming soon: http://anxiety2014.org/
Anxiety 2014 is a new London wide arts festival exploring the spaces between the concepts of anxiety and the ways they are lived, perceived and represented by artists, individuals and communities. The festival runs throughout June 2014 spanning venues and spaces across the city, from grass-roots community centres to London’s leading cultural and academic organisations.
Anxiety 2014 is curated by the Mental Health Foundation and core funded by the Maudsley Charity. Since 1949 the Mental Health Foundation has been committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental illness and to helping everyone lead healthier lives by carrying out research and developing practical solutions.
Curatorial Team: Festival Director: Errol Francis, Film Curator: Jonathan Keane, Learning and Community Involvement Curator: Anna B. Sexton, Visual Arts Curator: Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz, Festival Intern: Scarlett Spiro-Beazley
Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014: Call for Performing Arts Proposals
Deadline for submissions is 12.00 midday on Wednesday 29 January 2014
Bethlem – Gasworks – Anxiety 2014 : Collaborative and Research focused Residency
Call now open for artists of any ‘non-visa’* nationality not currently living and working in the UK.
Head of Arts Strategy
Review & Proposals for changes to The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Trust-Wide Internal Structure & The Involvement RegisterPosted: October 1, 2013
Review & Proposals for changes to:
The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Trust-Wide Internal Structure
The Involvement Register
Summary of Key Changes:
South London and Maudsley Mental Health Foundation Trust is reviewing its Trust-wide Patient and Public Involvement Structures. We want to hear your views on them.
The key proposed changes are:
- The introduction of a new Patient Experience Group with responsibility for overseeing and co-ordinating all PPI (public and patient involvement) activity in the Trust. Trust Wide Involvement Group (TWIG) – Operations and the Trust Wide Involvement Group (TWIG) will be absorbed in to this group. Local CAG Service User Advisory Groups (SUAGs) activity will not be affected by these changes although the development for the new PEG governance should improve Trust wide effectiveness of the CAG’s SUAGs.
- Improvements to the Involvement Register to make it more efficient and to open up opportunities to more people. The key changes are:
- A tightening of the criteria relating to people who are suitable to join the IR
- Clearer definitions on what activities will attract payment via the IR
- Individuals will be allowed to work up to 30 hours a month limit via the Involvement Register. This will not affect most IR members.
- Introduction of two payment rates – £10 an hour for most activities and £15 an hour for more complex work such as chairing meetings.
- To review members every 2 years to assess support and developmental needs.
- Every 2 years review the membership of internal service user and carer meetings. For example, the tenure of Chair or Co-Chair should be assessed every 2 years.
- Strengthening of the support and supervision provided to people on the involvement register
- Developing the availability of training and our links with the recovery college
- Increased signposting to other opportunities such as volunteering and employment opportunities.
- PPI initiative to enable staff across the trust to understand and utilise the re-development of Real Reward and Recognition policy.
These recommendations are first and foremost as a direct result of The Francis Report (2013). However, these recommendations are influenced from a number of engagement/ consultation focus groups with service users, carers, and staff over a considerable period of time, which includes informal discussions and anecdotal evidence from all parties. In principle, the recommendations have been agreed by the Trust Executive following an engagement process
For more detail, please read the full Public and Patient Involvement document. This can be accessed on the SLAM website and the TWIG Ops Blog.
We would now like to hear your feedback. You can do this in the following ways:
– Attend our feedback event on Thursday 14th November, Ortus Centre, 10-12 followed by lunch. Book your place by contacting Mariana Bakewell (Tel: 020 3228 1667/ PPITeam@Slam.nhs.uk)
– Send your written comments to Dr Ray Johannsen-Chapman (Strategic Lead for PPI),
– Talk to one of the PPI Leads – contact details are below.
The dead line for feedback is Friday 22nd November.
Full document here as PDF: ThePPIIRReview-1
Above summary here as a PDF: SummaryPPI&IRReview-1