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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Thursday 26 October, 7pm

Museums at Night: Whatever happened to shell shock?
Shell shock is the phrase coined in World War I to describe what is now commonly referred to as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Professor Simon Wessely charts the evolution of military psychiatry, reviewing psychological disorders suffered by servicemen and women from 1900 to the present, considering the history of treatment in relation to contemporary medical priorities and health concerns.
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Saturday 28 October 12noon

Twelve Noon Tour
An introduction to the Museum’s permanent displays, highlighting objects, artwork, photographs and the interactive exploration of mental health care.
Assemble in the foyer. No need to book.

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

Saturday 28 October, workshop 1 to 3pm, performance 3.30 to 4pm

Find Your Way
Corali Dance Company have collaborated with artist Jan Arden in devising a workshop and performance inspired by imagined worlds and landscapes. They invite you to join them for a workshop that will start with Jan to explore imagined worlds through drawing, the drawings will then be used to inform a movement workshop led by performers from Corali. The day ends with a performance by Corali performers at a special location within the beautiful grounds of the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Saturday 28 October, 2pm 

Up close and medical: Discover London’s medical museums
Try your hand at Victorian pill making, wince at sixteenth century forceps and test your surgical skills with the London Museums of Health and Medicine. Discover the more surprising side of London’s medical history at this trade fair with a difference. Handle objects from centuries past and join workshops ranging from suturing to spoken word poetry.
Free, drop-in, open to all. More info.

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

Saturday 28 October, 2pm

A Heavy Reckoning: War, medicine and survival in Afghanistan and beyond
A Heavy Reckoning explores the modern reality of medicine and injury in wartime, from the trenches of World War One to the dusty plains of Afghanistan and the rehabilitation wards of Headley Court in Surrey. What are the costs involved in this hardest of journeys back from the brink? Mixing stories of unexpected survival with insights into the frontline of medicine, Emily Mayhew examines the complexities of PTSD, the power and potential of rehabilitation, and how far we have come in saving, healing and restoring the human body.
There will be a signing after the event. Books will be available from a stall run by Beckenham Bookshop.
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

Saturday 28 October 6 to 8pm

Medical Open mic
Stay late! Be entertained for the evening at our Medical Open Mic. Hear museums uncover the weirdest and wildest medical stories as they show off the lighter side of the history of medicine.
£6 per person, includes refreshments. Children are welcome but some content may not be suitable for young audiences.
More info and tickets here.

Queries rcn.library@rcn.org.uk or @RCNLibraries

Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0RN

Thursday 2 November, 8.30am to 1pm

The future for audlt social care in England: funding, intergation and workforce

This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess priorities for social care policy in the new Parliament.
Planned sessions focus on the future role of the CQC in regulating and inspecting the sector, as well as next steps for joining up health and social care, with concerns regarding long term funding of social care and the need for better integration with the NHS.
Guests of Honour will include Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission and Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow, Chair of Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
The seminar will also be an opportunity to assess key issues for the social care workforce as the UK begins the process of withdrawing from the EU, and key findings from the expected National Audit Office report on how government and other national bodies are working with local authorities and other providers to ensure there are enough paid workers with skills to meet rising demand.
Price £210 - Register Now

Central London 

Saturday 4 November 12noon

Twelve noon tour
An introduction to the Museum’s permanent displays, highlighting objects, artwork, photographs and the interactive exploration of mental health care.
Assemble in the foyer. No need to book.

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

Saturday 4 November, 2 to 3.30pm

The battle against stigma
A British soldier on tour in Afghanistan faces a one-in-four chance of being killed or wounded. In response, almost every combatant will experience psychological problems. The stigma attached to sufferers of war trauma exacerbates the difficulty of readjustment on the return home, sometimes making integration into civilian life impossible. War-photographer Mark Neville who, after being embedded with troops in Helmand, suffered PTSD himself, tells his own story through images, as well as those of the soldiers whose experiences he documented.
In 2011, he spent three months working on the front line in Helmand, Afghanistan, with 16 Air Assault Brigade as an official war artist. The films and photographs he made there featured in a major solo show at The Imperial War Museum London in the Summer of 2014. More recently his war experience has resulted in The Battle Against Stigma Book Project, a collaboration between the artist and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, one of the UK’s leading experts in the field of veteran mental health. 
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Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX

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