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 or phone Carol Stevenson on 020 3228 2441

Date and Time   Event details   Contact information

Thursday 22 June 4.30 to 7.30pm

Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) Sustainability Transformation Plan engagement event
The event will give residents an opportunity to find out more about plans for local health and care services in Lambeth and across south east London.
It will cover the main areas of focus of the Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL)  programme, including community-based care, digital, and mental health. Local health leaders will be on hand to answer questions and discuss what these plans will mean in Lambeth.
Please note that arrangements for the events could be affected by the outcome of the election. Please express your interest in attending here and OHSEL will write to you nearer the time to confirm that it is still going ahead.

Karibu Education Centre, 7 Gresham Road, Brixton, SW9 7PH

Thursday 22 June, 8pm

Volunteer garden on BBC 2
Here is your chance to observe the community and IPTT patients working with a keen gardening team from St. Mary's church Ladywell, Lewisham.
Watch out for some familiar faces on Gardener's World
The garden has been created by volunteers this spring and early summer.


Saturday 24 June 2pm

A Resilient Exile – Egyptologist Jaroslav Černý
Dr Hana Navratilova introduces the life of a cosmopolitan scholar and Bethlem patient between El-Alamein and the Cold War.
Please book here.

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

Thursday 29 June, 5 to 8pm 

Our Healthier Lewisham
Interested in the future of your health and care services?
Hear direct from NHS leaders about important plans for health and care services in Lewisham and south east London. This is an opportunity to tell Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL) your views and work out the best ways of helping the NHS to meet the increasing demand on services.
To book and for further information please click here. If you have any questions please call 020 7017 2012.

Council Chambers, Civic Suite, Lewisham Town Hall, Catford, SE6 4RU

Saturday 1 July, 2pm 

Music as Therapy in the Nineteenth-Century Asylum
In 1879 the young Edward Elgar took up the post of bandmaster at Worcester County and City Asylum. The asylum physician thought music an important form of therapy and during his five years there Elgar composed a range of music for the staff band to play for patients. Dr Rosemary Golding of The Open University examines the uses of music in asylums at this time.
Free event, please book here.

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

Saturday 1 July, 12.30 to 4.30pm, Sunday 2 July, 11.30am to 1.30pm 

Caring for the Carers Weekend
The event has been planned to recognise, encourage and empower Carers within our
Saturday: “HVCS Afternoon Tea” with relaxing music, information and guidance on various aspects of caregiving and entitlements, stress management; health and wellbeing, complementary therapy and more. There's a small donation of £5.00 towards this event. Please book for this day by contacting
Sunday: A recognition and appreciation to all carers for their selfless dedication and act of kindness to society in caring for the vulnerable, in communities that are often viewed as being selfish and indifferent. Just turn up for Sunday’s event.
If you are a carer this is an opportunity for you to be recognised and be celebrated. Please come and enjoy!! Everyone is welcome (young carers as well as older carers).

Hillview Community Services, 39 Kitto Road, New Cross, London, SE14 5TW

Monday 3 July, 10am or 1.15pm

Caring with Carers: Free half day course

Take part in a FREE half day course and build on your caring expertise and personal resilience by developing your personalised care skills. Includes session on safe moving and handling, mouth care, nutrition, personal hygiene, skin care, self-care and managing medications, from which you can choose TWO to attend.

Thi course is open to people who care unpaid for a friend or family member over the age of 18 who uses a GP practice in south east Lambeth, uses hospital services, has three long term conditions and/or is at risk of a fall.
Refreshments will be provided and travel and carer cover reimbursed.
To take part or to find out more: Email: or tel: 07920181631 or 020 7188 7188

Sherman Education Centre, 4th Floor Southwark Wing, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, SE1 9RT

Tuesday 4 to Thursday 6 July

Women's Mental Health Research Summer School
This three day course aims to teach participants about research methods relevant to investigating risk factors and effectiveness of interventions for women’s mental health problems. The course will also provide practical guidance on safety and ethical issues in women’s mental health research. The course will be split into three key areas, covering:
1. An introduction to women's mental health and research methodologies
2. Perinatal mental health
3. Violence to women and mental health.
Participants have the option of attending one, two or three days depending on their interests and a 25% discount is available for SLaM staff.
Visit the website or email for more information.

Kings College, London

Tuesday 4 July, 11am to 12.30pm

Mental Health and Smoking Partnership Webinar: Implementation of Smokefree Policies in mental health inpatient settings.
The webinar will feature presentations from Trusts, the Care Quality Commission and the lead author of NICE Guidance PH48. 
To register for the webinar please send your name, organisation and job title to The webinar is primarily aimed at staff working in mental health services but others are welcome to attend. *Places will be limited so we advise people early registration.
If you have any further questions please email


Thursday 6 & Friday 7 July

International Society of Affective Disorders Perspectives on Mood & Anxiety Disorders meeting
Register here  
Learn about the future of psychiatry and mood & anxiety disorders research.
Speakers include
  Jan Scott, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Newcastle and visiting professor at Institute of Psychiatry, London, Diderot University, Paris and Trondheim, Norway
Conceptualizing activation in bipolar disorders and its implications for diagnosis and treatment
  Frank Bellivier, Département de Psychiatrie et de Médecine Addictologique Centres Experts Bipolaire et Dépression Résistante, Paris
Biomarkers of Lithium response in bipolar disorders
  Naomi Fineberg, Consultant Psychiatrist at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) and visiting professor at the University of Hertfordshire, UK
New perspectives on treating obsessive compulsive and related disorders


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