Thursday, 11 April 2013

Four in Ten

Four in Ten, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust’s (SLaM) LGBT Service User Group hosts an evening event on Tuesday 16 April, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Ability Media Centre, 56 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0AS to discuss the issues and challenges faced by LGBT people experiencing mental distress and exploring ideas for service improvement. Speakers include Dr Martin Baggely, Medical Director, SLaM, Dr Jonty Heaversedge, Public and Engagement Lead, Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Joanna Semlyen, Senior Lecturer, Metropolitan University and Margaret Unwin, Chief Executive at PACE.

The programme will include a screening of ‘Four in Ten’, a short film about the lives of LGBT service users at SLaM made in 2011. This film, along with the dedication and commitment of members of Four in Ten, lead to the creating of the Four in Ten Project, delivered in partnership with SLaM, the Metro Centre and Four in Ten to improve the experience of LGBT service users at SLaM.

To book a place email or call 07711 376 258

Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, live on £53 a week!!!

Have you signed the petition to have Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, live on £53 a week? I added my name here:

In a radio interview on Monday, Iain Duncan Smith was asked by a market stall trader if he could live on £53 a week, the amount the trader said he must survive on after recent benefit cuts. Iain Duncan Smith replied "If I had to, I would."

The petition is calling on Iain Duncan Smith to prove it and live on this budget for at least a year.

More than 440,000 have already signed the petition and we want to hit 500,000 by Monday when the petition will be delivered. So please sign now at:

Tottenham march on Saturday 13.4.2013.

Tottenham march on Saturday 13.4.2013.

"All carers & supporters welcome. Protest against cuts, caps, hunger, evictions and fear - they hurt us and they hurt our children.

Saturday, April 13 11am. Assemble at Tottenham Town Hall N15 4RY. Seven Sisters. Move off at 11.30am - march up Tottenham High Road to a PUBLIC SPEAK-OUT

*The demands:* Affordable housing. Rent controls. No housing benefit cap. No bedroom tax. A living wage. Mothers and carers are entitled to support. Adequate benefits linked to the increasing prices of food, fuel, clothes, transport and other necessities. Full rights & benefits for disabled people. Don´t force people out of London. End the new poll tax.

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Responses To Mental Health in Hackney, Present and Past 12 February - 25 May     Admission Free

Hackney Museum presents an exhibition of visual and audio art relating to the creative journey's undertaken by those who have suffered severe and enduring mental health issues.
Featuring Core Arts, the Hackney charity that promotes positive mental health through participation in the creative arts, the show presents artists alongside a history of mental health care in Hackney.
Events, workshops and full program available on the websites
Core Arts:
Hackeny Museum:

FEEL meeting 15.04.13 and FEEL event 17.05.13.

Dear Friends,

We would like to remind you that the FEEL monthly meeting is taking place next Monday the 15th of April, 6.30-8.30 pm at LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1ES.

We will discuss the details of the next FEEL event which takes place at the Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, E3 3HJ.

For those of you that hold memories of the St Clements hospital pencil down you diary two weeks of celebrations and events taking place at the Stanley Hall, hospital grounds, starting from 19th of July.
If you wish to share poems or short memories in regards to mental health, St Clements or the influence David Kessle has given via his writing, please get in touch with David Amery ( which is collecting pieces for a book that will be available by the Summer. Extended and final deadline for sending any contributory work is now May 2013. Don't delay!