In this section of the website you can find out about a range of events and news taking place around the Trust and in our local communities. If you have an event you would like us to advertise please get in touch: e-mail membership@slam.nhs.uk or phone Carol Stevenson on 020 3228 2441

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Throughout April

Kennington Park - An inclusive Health and Education Centre?
'The natural environment underpins our social and economic systems; it makes life on Earth possible and worth living. 
A resourceful, community focussed group of locals wish to creatively explore this vision with you, draw together the great work already going on in around Kennington Park and see how we can be stronger together with 'A centre of excellence for health and education' in our hearts and effort.
Free events, more information here.

Kennington Park Café, 4 Saint Agnes Place, SE11 4BE


Saturday 22 April
London Grows: The Big Dig 
Volunteer for a day of good work and good food to help local gardens get ready for the growing season. Browse the city maps to find a garden near you looking for volunteers. 
There are more than 50 participating gardens across our four local boroughs, so there should be one near you. Check here
Are you a representative of a Community Garden?
Community gardens in London, Manchester and Birmingham can register for their local Big Dig 2017 via their city's Big Dig Map. Click here, choose your city's icon on the right, and then click the 'Join' button in the top right corner of the map to sign up.
Want to find out more? Get in touch with us here

Across London, Manchester and Birmingham

Tuesday 25 and Thursday 27 April

Minding Health One Day Training Course
Training and support for people working in the community to have meaningful conversations with the public or local communities
Drinks provided, bring your lunch
To book email: Levis.mendonca@slam.nhs.uk
For more information email: Ermias.alemu@slam.nhs.uk

Tuesday: Weare336, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA

Thursday: Lewisham & Greenwich Room, 4th Floor, 1 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7NT

Thursday 27 April, 11am to 3pm

Healthwatch and Friends…
The annual Healthwatch Bromley and Healthwatch Lewisham Showcase and local partners Market Stall.
This is a chance to share in our achievements over the past year and learn more about our previous, current and upcoming work.
includes a Market Stall where you will have the opportunity to network with friends of Healthwatch – these include other charities, community organisations and service providers.
Lunch will be provided.
Tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

St Augustine’s Church Hall, 336 Baring Road, Grove Park, SE12 0DX

Thursday 27 April, 1.30pm

Mental Health Carers Forum
Join the coversation.
For more information please contact katrina@carerslewisham.org.uk / 020 8699 8686

Carers Lewisham, Waldram Place, Forest Hill, London SE23 2LB

Saturday 29 April, 11.30am

Fame and (mis)fortune tour
An overview of the Museum’s permanent exhibition, followed by a brief talk about one of Bethlem’s famous – or not so famous – former residents.
This week, museum volunteer and trustee Nick Hervey will discuss the would-be assassin of Queen Victoria, Edward Oxford. This is a free tour, no need to book. Meeting point in the museum foyer in front of the statues.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Saturday 29 April, 2pm

Mary Barkas, A Forgotten Pioneer
Rob Kaplan of the University of Woollongong opens a window on the early history of the Maudsley Hospital through the letters of Dr Barkas, one of its first medical officers.
Free talk - please book your place here.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Tuesday 2 May, 10.30am to 12.30pm

Healthwatch Croydon Forum: What does good public engagement look like?
David Gilbert, of InHealth Associates and creator of the Engagement Cycle will talk about best practice in engagement based on his work with dozens of NHS bodies. Ros Spinks, Engagement Manager at the NHS Croydon Commissioning Group, is founding a Patient Reference Group, and wants to hear your views.
Register by calling 020 8663 5648 or email info@healthwatchcroydon.co.uk.

Mind in Croydon, 10 Altyre Road, East Croydon, CR0 5LA

Saturday 6 May, 9.30am to 5pm 

Gardening volunteers wanted to kick start a new therapeutic garden in Ladywell
Today: Woodland Walk
Lewisham’s Integrated Psychological Therapies Team (IPTT) and St. Mary’s Church are working together to create a therapeutic gardening project near the Ladywell Unit, Lewisham Hospital. Join us in making the therapeutic garden a reality. No prior experience required, you just need to be willing and able. All including staff and service-users welcome.
Hot and cold refreshments and lunch provided.
For more details, contact:
Mr Carmine De Rosa: 07736 461 693  Carmine.Derosa@slam.nhs.uk 
Fr Steve Hall, Vicar: 020 8690 2682  vicar@lewishamparish.com 

St. Mary’s Church, Lewisham (near Ladywell Unit)

Saturday 6 May, 2pm

Bedlam Doctors: When the Doctor Becomes a Patient
Dr Rajiv Menon looks back on his experiences working at Bethlem in the 1980s.
Booking and more information here.

Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

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