Thursday, 13 April 2017

FEEL meeting Mon 17 April 6:30 PM and forthcoming events details.

Dear Friends,

Please find some updates with events for April and May and feel free to circulate among your networks.

FEEL is gathering for the regular monthly meeting at LARC, 62 Fieldgate St, E1 1ES, on Monday 17 April from 6:30 pm.
This falls on Easter Monday and you are welcome to come along and participate in Easter spirit, if you wish. Holidays or not, goodies to share are always welcome.  
David Kessel has recently turned 70 yrs old, hence while renewing our best wishes, we'll take the chance for this extra special reason to celebrate.

At the meeting details of the forthcoming FEEL events of the 12th and 16th May at Kingsley Hall, Powis Rd, E3 3HJ will be discussed (yes, two events four days apart one from the other, Guinness record for FEEL!).
For hearing aid users, we are pleased to announce that the main hall at Kingsley Hall has now been fitted with an induction hearing loop and general acoustics are being improved, which will benefit anyone involved in the use of the hall.

On Friday 12th May 7-9pm presentations and respective Q&A from:
  • Critical Psychiatrist Dr Joanna Moncrieff, speaking about RADAR (Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation And Reduction)The study, officially started in January 2016, is now recruiting participants in various London boroughs. If you are, or know of anyone in East London, interested in this program get in touch with Dr Ruth Cooper (Telephone: 07585307142, Email:
  • Marian O'Brien (Peer Support Trainer, member of Mental Health Resistance Network, Health Campaigner, and Survivor) will present the talk PIP: How to Survive the Benefits System. Since this is a delicate topic that touches many people, it is important to discuss the rights and options of stakeholders. Useful information on PIP can also be found on and Please bring/share more of what you find.
On Tuesday 16th May 7:30- 10:00 PM
  • The Gandhi Foundation, Friends of East End Loonies and the Kingsley Hall Community groups will be hosting the FREE screening of the film-documentary "The Divide" starting at 7:30 PM. This will have English subtitled for D/deaf audience access.
  • There will be Q&A with Executive Producer Christopher Hird & Director Katharine Round and general discussion on how economic differences are affecting people's wellbeing in the present days, be them in whichever side of the spectrum.

Please find to follow some more events:

-PROTEST - #HeadsApart - Protest at the London Virgin Marathon Sunday 23rd April 2-5 PM
Place: On the Hyde Park Corner roundabout – south east side by Constitution Hill crossing. Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner exit 2 – head towards New Zealand memorial (black girders coming out of the ground). We will be behind that on the grass near the crossing. 
"The young Royals – Prince William, his wife and Prince Harry are heading the #HeadsTogether campaign and have been taking advice from psychiatrists and their allies and have not been introduced, as far as we know, to psychiatric survivors."
Contact: Cheryl Prax 

- NETWORKING EVENT: "The irresistible rise of mental health crisis? Taking a stand in East London" 
Saturday 29th April 10 am - 3:30 pm 
Oxford House (Scott Room), Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green London E2 6HG
A networking event organised by a group of mental health professionals and service users.
There will be the free showing of the film I, Daniel Blake "to help us tune in to the connections between psychological distress and austerity politics - poverty, homelessness, the housing crisis, benefit cuts and the dismantling of the welfare state, low wages and zero-hour contracts, ever-increasing inequalities of wealth, income and resources, cuts and privatisation in all public services."
More info with programme and booking link here 

- International #Emerging Proud Launch
Premiere screenings of CRAZYWISE and #Emerging Proud films, and Open Space event to ‘Re-think Madness’
Friday 12 May 9:30 - 22:30 
Strand Palace Hotel 372 Strand London WC2R 0JJ
Happening simultaneously in several countries around the world. Be part of catalyzing discussions about ‘Rethinking madness’;Exploring The Wisdom Of Falling Apart: from Stigma to Transformation.
More info with programme and booking link here

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