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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13 to 17 May

Mental Health Awareness Week in May.
SLaM volunteers will be going to major railway stations and providing mental health information and people with an opportunity to talk about their mental health and wellbeing
We are going to be at the following train stations:
• Monday 13 May - Bromley South
• Thursday 16 May - Charing Cross
• Friday 17 May - Cannon Street

Bromley South, Charing Cross, Cannon Street

Thurday 16 May, 9.30am to 5pm 

Arts 4 Dementia Conference, Towards Social Prescribing
The first UK conference on social prescribing for dementia. The conference will look at the evidence, the process and impact of social prescribing arts as non-pharmaceutical interventions for the dementias and how this can be measured. There will be a plenary debate between leaders in arts, health and social care, followed by paired presentations from GP linkworker to prescribed arts programmes, cultural companion training and launch of a volunteer creative companion consortium.
Book here.

London

Thurday 16 May from 10am

Improving Student mental health outcomes – conference.
Students identify the biggest barriers to mental health services in the UK.
This conference will bring together Further/Higher Education Institutions, public, private, NHS, voluntary and third sector service providers; service users and mental health professionals to review progress made in addressing MH on campus', share best practices and develop their approach to improving student mental health outcomes.
Price Charity sector: £170 + £34 VAT. They may to offer further discount depending on the numbers.
For more information click here or contact Jonathan Smith on 0161 376 9007.

Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, 5-7 Tavistock Place, Kings Cross, London, WC1H 9SN

Thursday 16 May, 5 to 7.30pm

Recovery Street
Film screening
The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) is hosting a screening of six powerful films from the Recovery Street Film Festival, examining stories of addiction and recovery and made by people with lived experience of recovery from addiction. Find out more and reserve a place here.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, 16 De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF

Saturday 18 May, 11am to 5pm 

Nunhead Cemetery Open Day
A traditional village fair in a very unusual setting. Free entry.
More information here.

Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, Nunhead SE15 3LP

Monday 20 May

Nominations open for Council of Governor elections

Saturday 25 May 2 to 3pm

Art of Doodle workshop
Explore and experiment with the art of doodling in this colourful workshop with artist Alexandra Leigh. All materials supplied.
Alexandra Leigh is a south east London based mixed media artist. She works in a variety of media including ceramics, photography, painting and creative writing. She has been doodling since childhood and finds it a relaxing and meditative process.
The event is free but booking in advance is recommended.

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

Tuesday 28 May, 1 to 3pm

Lewisham Mental Health Carers Forum
Guest Speakers
Kenneth Gregory - NHS Lewisham CCG Mental Health Lead
Corinne Moocarme - NHS Lewisham CCG,Joint Commissioning
To receive information and updates please contact Carers Lewisham
Tel: 020 8699 8686 E-mail: info@carerslewisham.org.uk or see website

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

Wednesday 29 May, 4 to 5pm 

Open Seminar: The Namaste Care intervention, Professor Katherine Froggatt
Many people with advanced dementia live and die in nursing homes where quality of life, care and dying is variable. Namaste Care is a multi-sensory intervention for people with advanced dementia, however there is limited evidence of its efficacy. The results are presented of a feasibility study undertaken to establish if it is acceptable and feasible to: 1. Deliver the Namaste Care intervention in nursing homes in the context of a trial, and 2. Identify clinically meaningful outcome measures to support a definitive trial. The challenges of evaluating person centred interventions within a trial context will be considered.
Register here.

Cicely Saunders Institute, Bessemer Road, Denmark Hill Campus, London SE5 9PJ

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