Saturday, 28 May 2011

Events & Invitations

Next FEEL event is being organised for Friday the 10th June, 7-9pm. We are being allowed to use St Johns Church of Bethnal Green, how blessed! Lingo will be contained for the respect of all :o)

Please note that the front of the church is being renovated and the scaffold is covered in red canvas. In case you are feeling lost, please note that the way IN is still via the main gate in Cambridge Heat Road.

Double Attack on Our Mental Health

• Service Users claiming Income Support or Incapacity Benefit will be switched to Income Support Allowance & may loose £27 a week.

• East London community mental health services are being cut by £14.6 million with a loss of 97 posts. This will include Tower Hamlets, City & Hackney and Newham boroughs and doesn't stop there.

Meet with Mental Health Resistance Network to plan our fight back!

Among the speakers there will be:
George Paton: spokeperson from UNISON;

David Amery (Housing Link) will offer information about the benefit reassessment procedure;

Dave Skull will update us on the work done by the Mental Health Resistance Network and the Legal Action they are working on. No time to wait and see...

Last week events, a week long protest, the Hardest Hit March and the news coming from Birmingham encourage people to get involved in the decision of their own fate, rather than wait and see... Even share and spread the info is a bit of action.

Articles here:

Here a few other events to look forward to:

- Wed 25th May: TheSurvivors History Group meets for the bi-monthly appointment for the Survivor Historians and Survivor Researchers meet. It meets at Together, 12 Old Street, London EC1V 9BE (1-5 pm)
(ask at reception)

- Sat 28th May - MAD PRIDE - 'A GATHERING OF NUTS IN MAY'- (8pm- late) @THE GROSVENOR - 17 Sidney rd.STOCKWELL SW9 OTP- (Admission: £5 / £2 Concession). Another fundraising event set up in aid to cover the costs of the work being carried out by the campaign of the
Mental Health Resistance Network. Live music, poetry and performance

- Wed 27th July - SPEAK OUT AGAINST PSYCHIATRY (4 – 6pm) outside the Royal College of Psychiatry, 17 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8PG 4 – 6pm on the 27th July 2011 outside the Royal College of Psychiatry A chance to "influence" the ones that decide what's good for our mental health

- Fri 11th November 'Alternatives Within and Beyond Psychiatry'. A conference organised by the Soteria Network to take place in Derby. It will have some influential international speakers which work and write in the mental health field.


Sunday, 8 May 2011

May Newsletter.

Dear Friends,

After the Easter break, the Royal wedding/Bin Laden mise-en-scene and the May Bank holiday, things seem set to gradually get back to the regular routine. The whole period reminded me of the Christmas season, when many, if not most of the services come to a stand still and people in need of assistance are kept on hold.

In a few hours, on Monday the 9th, the National Week of Action Against Atos Origin will start.
This is a week long of protests and events that are set to take place all around the UK, outside the offices and testing centres operated by Atos Origin. Here the list of a few locations:
More last minute updates on Facebook

'This testing system has already led to people with terminal illnesses and severe medical conditions being declared fit for work and having benefits cut. GP’s are ignored in favour of decisions made by Atos Origin’s computer', the source says.
Obviously inventing a job full of rewards for ATOS workers, organise a grand wedding for the Royals and support wars in other continents are the key points of progress in the present society. What's the use in supporting society's parasites or keep them ALIVE?
There's rumors that say that ATOS workers are trained at Auschwitz's standards.
Nice blog here:

Myra reminded us of the next Friends of St. Clements meeting, which is on tomorrow, Monday the 9th, 4.30pm. Post-graduate Unit, Small Meeting Room,Ground Floor(ask at reception), Mental Health Unit, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1

We, FEEL members, together with the Mental Health Resistance Network, are also organising a new event sometimes in June. More news to be shared soon. If you can join us on Monday the 16th of May @ LARC, 62 Fieldgate St, London E1 1ES (6.30-8.30pm) for our monthly meeting, please do.
On Saturday the 14th of May from noon onwards there will be a gardening day at LARC: any volunteering hands are welcome for a bit of healthy for the body and grounding for the mind work. Ask for Joyce.

Wishing you a good week ahead.