Monday, 8 January 2018

January Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Happy 2018 to you all! Hopefully the festive season has been pleasant and/or as smooth as possible.

2017 closed well in some ways as High Court declared DWP’s changes to PIP regulations unlawful, as they discriminate against people with mental health problems

Yet, the crash of the public sector keeps on favouring the super wealthy, not the needy, with the near-privatization of transport and NHS, among others.
Health Campaigns Together & The People's Assembly are organising the NHS IN CRISIS - FIX IT NOW march and Demonstration Saturday 3 February. Assemble at Gower Street, London WC16 from 12pm

There will be a END THE WINTER CRISIS, FUND #OUR NHS Activists Meeting 11 January 7-8:30pm @ Unite the union 
Unite, 128 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8TN London

Our January FEEL meeting is next Monday the 15th and we are expecting a couple of new visitors. 
Andy Brooker will come along to discuss the creation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Reading Group.

The CRPD Course  is going to be running again this Spring with lectures delivered online. 
The reading group would offer people an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the materials together and offer shared insights and mutual support with the written assignments. The course is offered with an emphasis on how users and survivors of psychiatry can use the CRPD to advance our human rights. 

Would anyone be interested in organizing/attending the Reading Group to coincide with the course? Come along to the meeting next week. We'll be at LARC 62, Fieldgate Street E1 1ES from 6:30pm.

Check the few of us, present at the last meeting, wishing you the best for the year
Do have a look at the bottom of the page for some more listing of events and activities.

FEEL meets the third Monday of each month 6.30 - 8.30 pm @ LARC Centre  62, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1 1ES

With the holidays gone, most charity and services are resuming back regular operation.  
The regular Mondays appointment at the Dragon Cafe' reopens today with a full programme that starts at noon till 8pm; theme of the month is 'Me, My Brain and I' 

Winter courses and workshops are about to start also at the Centre for Better Health in Hackney. Check availability on


Thu 11 Jan 8-11pm @ The Poetry Cafe',  22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX London


'Outside In: Journeys'@ ​
Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond St, London 
​- Free entry​ ​​​
​Public exhibition11-19th Jan.
Open 9am - 4.30pm, Mon-Fri only.

​Details for special events here

Outside In: Journeys is an exhibition to celebrate the launch of Outside In new charitable status, and reflect upon their journey so far and what lies ahead. It will include work from a range of artists, some who have been involved in Outside In from the beginning and others who have joined more recently.


London Group of the Spiritual Crisis Network 
Friday 12th Jan @ London Buddhist Centre 51 Roman Rd Bethnal Green London E2 0HU
Arrive 7pm for 7.15pm start. The meeting will finish 9.15pm. Future meetings are on Feb 9th, March 9th, April 13th. 
First timers please get in touch to confirm attendance to  
The national SCN website is


​News from Nowhere Club​ - 'Radical Routes' Speaker: Emily Johns
The Epicentre, West Street E11 4LJ FREE ENTRY - Donations welcome, raffle. 
Sat 13th Jan 7.30pm buffet (bring something veggie if you can) 8pm Talk, followed by discussion, and back to buffet. 
"Here we are in twenty-first-century Britain, in a world not of our making but one that has been moulded over thousands of years of exploitation & injustice. Radical Routes is a network of housing & worker co-ops stretching from Scotland to Cornwall seeking to change all this through positive social change. Imagine collectively taking control of our housing, work, education, health & play. Imagine a horizontally organised, mutual aid network using consensus decision making to loan out a million pounds, to move property into common ownership, to make anarchy in action. Emily Johns is a member of Walden Pond Housing Co-op, an artist & Peace News production editor." 
Enquiries: Ros Kane 
Ph:  0208 555 5248 

Poetry Book Launch - 'As Real as Any - A Year of Day trips', by David Amery 
Wed 24th January  6:30 pm @ Positive East, 159 Mile End Road E1 4AQ
​See flyer attached.​


SolidariTEA/ MHRN event 'An Evening with ... Tara Fleur, Woman of Bones'
Thu 1st Feb @ at The Field, 385 Queen's Road, New Cross, London SE14 5HD Disabled accessible. FREE! 
Incredible performance poet and digital artist Tara Fleur is going to take us on a round trip of her poetry and digital art, from the point of view of both a survivor artist and a psych nurse newly returned to work in the NHS. Searing truths, biting satire and rich in passion, Tara will leave you flabbergasted and knocked for 6 ... Starts 7pm til 10pm (doors open at 6.30pm
Please see MHRN FB page


A Mile in My Shoes – Migration
Migration Museum at The Workshop 26 Lambeth High Street, London, SE1 7AG Free admission 
8-25 February, 11am–5pm Wed–Sun, (open till 9pm on Thurs 22 Feb)
To accompany the No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain exhibition, the Empathy Museum presents a new iteration of its acclaimed immersive exhibit A Mile in My Shoes


LES are relaunching the weekly House of Parliament gang stalking protest every Wednesday, during Prime Minister question time, between 11am and 1pm, when teh Parliament is sitting. Meet by College Green's narrow end, next to Old Palace Yard. After 1pm meet at the Wesley's Cafe for a meeting.

LES connects people that identify as targetted individuals and is part of an international movement of victims of covert harassment from all over the world.

Sign LES petition to Jeremy Corbyn

Any question contact Paolo Fiora: Ph: 07482900686


Petitons and Pledges:

Starting with the Dancing with Parkinson's at St. Joseph's Hospice dedicating it to our very dearest Myra Garrett, which was diagnosed with Parkingson in 2016


STOP the new plans to dismantle our NH


Legal Action for Our NHS Crowdfund - Round 2 - Funded


SOS: Save Refuges, Save Lives


Please support CEPUK campaign to recruit more MPs to demand a national helpline for prescribed drug dependence


Scrap PIP (Personal Independence Payment) & restore DLA (Disability Living Allowance)


Abolish Universal Credits before it puts majority of the UK in poverty


Click here to sign the End Hunger pledge


The Emerging Kind Pledge


Sack Toby Young from University Watchdog Post


​Stop Windsor council removing rough sleepers before royal wedding​

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