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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Enrol now - term starts 21 January

 Recovery College Spring Timetable

Timetable now available here

More information here

Various locations

Until January 27, Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm, Sundays 4pm

Hearing Things - A play
This play is by award winning writer Philip Osment and directed by Jim Pope. It is a moving and provocative new drama exploring the dilemmas of psychiatry, from the points of view of patients, relatives and staff.
Box office 02074984699, or go to website.

Omnibus Theatre, Clapham Common Northside, SW4 0QW

Monday 14 January

Integrating Care: Depression, Anxiety and Physical Illness
Understand the connection between physical and mental health and improve your ability to identify symptoms and sources of help.
Register here

Online course

Tuesday 15 January, 7 to 8.30pm (door open 6.30)

 Mental health in a digital age

Mental health is a growing public health concern, with an estimated one in six people experiencing a common mental health problem in the past week alone.
In an increasingly technological world, Helen Stokes-Lampard, James Thomas, and Judit Simon discuss the impact of emerging technologies on advancements in mental health. Our expert panel brings together perspectives from medicine, science and technology to address a major question for modern society: how can we leverage digital platforms to improve mental healthcare?
Booking required – please book here.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

Friday 18 January, 11am to 3pm 

Southwark and Lewisham volunteering fair
More information here.
Free, booking required. Book here.

Great Hall, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths University, London SE14 6NW

Monday 21 January 6.30 to 8pm

Living with Buildings: on Health and Architecture
Author Iain Sinclair will be speaking about his new book Living With Buildings: On Health and Architecture and how it engages with the context of residential recovery sites such as Bethlem and the Maudsley Hospitals.
In conversation with Museum of the Mind Curator Kate Tiernan with time for audience Q&A and following book signing.
Free event, please book here.

ORTUS, 82 to 96 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8SN

Saturday 26 January, 2pm

A self-help book? Writing and reading the Anatomy of Melancholy
Robert Burton composed The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) partly because he was a sufferer of melancholy. He said that he wrote to keep himself occupied and as a form of therapy, ‘to ease my mind by writing’. Yet writing was also a symptom of his affliction: ‘one must scratch where it itcheth’. In this session, we’ll explore how Burton came to write his great work – the task of most of his adult life. We’ll learn how he saw writing and reading as therapeutic activities for mental affliction, while also recognising their risks for those prone to solitude and self-isolation. Reading about melancholy could make sufferers feel better, but it could also aggravate the symptoms. And we’ll hear from some of the early readers of the Anatomy who found themselves entertained, consoled, and perplexed in equal measure by this unique work.
Please book here.

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

Monday 28 January

Priorities for student mental health: developing the new University Mental Health Charter, facilitating the school-university transition and improving co-ordination between support providers
This seminar will examine the priorities for student mental health including the current state of mental health provision available to students at university and the next steps to improve support including: the University Mental Health Charter, transition, developing collaborative, coordinated approaches to mental health care, improving provision on campus, prevention and the development of local multi-agency support for students.
Booking required, see website for more details

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