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 21 March, 5 to 7pm 

Think Tank - Discussion
Join artist Eleanor Minney, Professor Liz Tunbridge, clinicians, occupational therapists and others involved in the mental health care system for the Think Tank to explore some of the central questions and provocations from the exhibition. The Think Tank concept was initiated by C.A.S. during workshops on the National Psychosis Unit and Eleanor and Liz understand it as a space in which people come together to have conversations – to share and to listen, contribute or observe, write or speak or draw. We invite a range of people – professors, the public, artists, care professionals… it is as much about relationships as it is about individuals.
Please see website for details and tickets

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

Tuesday 26 March, 1 to 3pm

Join the Conversation
Lewisham Mental Health Carers Forum
For more information please contact  info@carerslewisham.org.uk or ring 020 8699 8686

Carers Lewisham, Waldram Place, Forest Hill SE23 2LB

Saturday 30 March, 2pm

Diet and Exercise: Countering melancholy the eighteenth-century way
Medical understanding of melancholy was transformed in the century following Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. The discovery of how the nervous system worked meant that black bile was no longer seen as the source of melancholy. Even Jane Austen’s Mrs Bennet knew it was all about your nerves. Who was most likely to suffer? Society doctor, George Cheyne, reassured anxious patients that it was an affliction of society’s elite, a by-product of luxurious living. Importantly, melancholy, according to Cheyne, was quite distinct from madness. But what were sufferers supposed to do to alleviate symptoms? Georgian medicine’s recommendation of diet and exercise might sound remarkably modern, but in fact it was an age-old remedy.
Free event, please register here.

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

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