Support Worker – Mental Health Care

Glen Care Group – Croydon
SUPPORT WORKERS RequiredThe London Treatment & Rehabilitation Centre is a thriving independent Hospital in the heart of Croydon’s vibrant multi-cultural community.

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated Support Workers to work across our range of services at the Hospital. These include specialist Mental Health care services for both men and women and our new 16 bedded rehabilitation service which opened in January 2012:- Highgrove Lodge.

You will form an essential part of the therapeutic team at the hospital, promoting recovery principles and assisting each service user in maximising their individual potential.

You will need a flexible approach to working hours, be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and exhibit attitudes and behaviours reflective of Glen Care’s vision and values.

Applicants must have previous experience of working in the care industry.

Please apply via apply button provided.

£7.11 per hour

Candidates must be authorised to work in the EEC.

Apply via http://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Glen-Care-Group/jobs/Support-Worker-de892f5f838b73ac

Via Matthew

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HIP HOP PSYCH Event 21st November

HIP HOP PSYCH

21st November 2013, 7pm – 9pm. ORTUS learning & events centre, 82-96 Grove Lane, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8SN

Co-Founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster

“Demystifying mental illness through authentic beats and lyrics”

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Hip-hop culture is a powerful vehicle for raising awareness about mental health. It is rich with references to psychiatric illnesses that have not been explored, dissected and documented until now. HIP HOP PSYCH, co-founded by Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster, is the interface that links hip-hop with mental health.  Their medical credibility and authentic passion for hip-hop enables them to bridge this gap. They understand the culture, speak the language and want to share their knowledge in order to cultivate awareness and remove stigma surrounding mental health and hip-hop.

Although the lyrics of hip hop music are often associated with swearing, rapping about money and the exploitation of women, there are also rappers whose unfiltered narration goes beyond this by describing the harsh realities of their world and the coping mechanisms employed by some young people.  The music can be rich with references, for example, to addiction, psychosis, bipolar disorder and the effects of urbanicity, poor nutrition and destructive parental influences relating to childhood maltreatment in the absence of positive role models.  

For this event, HIP HOP PSYCH Co-Founders Dr Akeem Sule & Dr Becky Inkster will be focusing on dissecting and analysing a range of hip hop lyrics from different artists – such as Eminem, Tupac, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole – in order to demystify mental health.  In doing this they seek to disarm the boundaries between psychiatry, the humanities and hip-hop culture.  Their approach enables them to gain a deeper awareness into gang culture and allows them to get closer to the reality of the daily struggles and risk factors which people with mental health problems face.

The event will also feature a special performance by Key Changes. Key Changes provides music engagement and recovery services for young people and adults experiencing severe mental illnesses including psychosis, schizophrenia, bi polar and personality disorders. Their innovative approach draws on clinical therapeutic techniques and uses culturally relevant music activities and genres.

Twitter: @hiphopsych / Email: hiphopsych@gmail.com

Price: £15 per person. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. CLICK HERE to buy your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: You must be at least 16 to attend this event.


SLaM Arts Strategy Service user content analysis report

Ten service user focus groups, made up of about 100 participants and led by service user consultants, were facilitated across SLaM in 2011 asking the following questions:

Q1: What art groups do you use or have you used?

Q2: In what ways does being involved in the Arts in SLaM and outside help your recovery?

Q3: What barriers have you experienced to being more fully involved in arts opportunities in SLaM and elsewhere?

Q4: How would you improve the current provision within SLaM?

The project team sought advice from Joe Oliver and his colleagues: Joe consulted Dr Diana Rose, who recommended a content analysis of the data.

The analysis team: D Rosier, Vanessa Bray, Liz Dalton, Bridget Pearce, Daniel Bollingbroke, Carmine De Rosa and Helen Shearn derived & prepared the following 7 high level themes and reports: Therapeutic, Creativity, Stigma, Access, Financial, Affirmation and Recognition, Relationships.

Read the findings report here:  Arts strategy Service user content analysis report