World Mental Health Day Open Mic 10/10/17 Stories of wellness

Service users and Carers have said it might be a lovely idea to have people getting up to tell us about their experiences in an open mic session.

With this in mind, a few of us came up with this idea for the day:

10  minute – Mental Health stories

You have 10 minutes on the microphone (or speak loudly – you do not have to have a microphone) to talk about anything you like around the theme of World Mental Health Day which is Mental Health and the workplace.

It can be about when you were not as well or a less positive time in your life, try though, if you can, to end on a positive note. This is not to ‘sugar coat’ people’s experiences, rather to be part of the ‘celebration’ of world mental health day. Tell us about your volunteering roles, work roles or your studying or something you like doing that has helped you in your life.

You can read a poem and or just generally tell us a story in 10 minutes, it can be as it is, or made into a story if you like, (with the names changed for example).

Why ten minutes? 

It is so all those people who want to, can have a go – so people do not have all the time and leave no space for others.

Finally, this is not a therapeutic space, so be mindful of what you choose to tell the audience and your own mental wellness.

Thank you for taking part

We appreciate it and we know others will too.

If you would like to take part, please contact Kate  On

kate.langan@camden.gov.uk

Please note I am hard of hearing so best to text or email me

Mobile 07950 856 851

 

 

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New edition of ‘Mental Health News’ now online!

Front page issue 8Issue 8 of Mental Health News (formerly ‘Getting Better’) is now available online by clicking here. This extended 24 page issue contains articles about escaping depression through swimming, scale of mental health problems, Camden Carers, Redevelopment of Camden and Islington Estate, Prison no Place for the mentally ill, Poems, Mind in Camden, Peer Coaching, Ideas of Maculinity and much more!

NHS spending millions to make cuts!

According to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request obtained by the news agency “Pulse Today“, the new ‘Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships’ have spent around £21m from March 2016 to May 2017 on management consultants.

As you can see from the chart below, the North Central London partnership (of which Camden is a part) is second from the top of the list…

STP expenditure on consultants

Find out more on The Pulse website here: http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/commissioning/how-the-nhs-is-spending-millions-on-consultancy-firms/20035171.article

Mental Health Service User and Carer Working Group

This message was sent to us from Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG):

Would you like to join the Mental Health Service User and Carer Working Group in Camden? If so, please fill out the application form on this link before the 29th September:

https://feedback.camdenccg.nhs.uk/community-ownership/mental-health-service-user-and-carer-group/?platform=hootsuite

It will take 10-15 minutes to complete. It’s possible to save your form halfway through, and come back to it later, if you like.

Nothing about us, without us!

Co-production image

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) is running the second ever National Co-production Week in July!

Click here to read an article by Tina Coldham, SCIE’s Co-production Network chair

The National Co-production Week 2017 will take place between 3-7 July. It will celebrate the benefits of co-production, share good practice and highlight the contribution of people who use services and carers to developing better public services.

To find out more visit the website here