Wednesday, 16 November 2016

MHTN presents: A Celebration of WOMEN Survivors' Performance

This month's Mental Health Resistance "social" on Friday, is CELEBRATION OF WOMEN SURVIVORS' PERFORMANCE starring MC C-T, VOODOO CiTi, DOLLY SEN, TARA FLEUR "woman of bones," MICHELLE BAHARIER, cinarama, MADELEINE SMITH and WENDY YOUNG treating us to an eclectic mix of live music and spoken word! Floor spots for early arrivals only. Free entry and refreshments, meet old and new friends, all of our friends welcome!

The Field, New Cross385 Queens Road, SE14 5HD London  November 25 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Next FEEL meeting is 21 November, 6.30pm at LARC

Hope you can join us on Monday, 21 Nov 6.30pm at LARC 62 Fieldgate Street,  E1 1ES.

We were joined at the last meeting by 2 researchers from Joanna Moncrief's  team looking at whether stopping or reducing antipsychotic medication could  make life better for people.  It looks like we could have one of our Kingsley Hall events with  the research team 

People at the Knowing Our Rights event in Sept wanted another session on this topic.  There was considerable interest in the subject of advocacy and how to get it.  We need to decide how to take this forward.  So there is plenty for us to be working on and we need your ideas how to do this.  So, please join us on the 21st.  All the best Myra.

PS: Today, 15th November, marks the 9th Anniversary since the group met for the first time, back in 2007.
Happy Birthday FEEL

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

October FEEL meeting is on Monday 17th October

It's time for the monthly FEEL meeting reminder.
Join us at LARC next Monday 17 October from 6.30pm. Thanks.

​​FEEL meets the third Monday of each month between 6.30 - 8.30 pm @ LARC Centre  
62, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1 1ES​

Friday, 26 August 2016

FEEL event 23 September, 7pm Kingsley Hall

Knowing Our Rights is the theme for the next FEEL event, taking place on Friday 23 September at the Kingsley Hall, Bow. 
Doors open at 6.30pm. Prompt start at 7pm.
Please distribute the information about this meeting as widely as you can. Thank you.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Blake's 189th Deathday.

All are invited to Blake Rising this Friday 12th August to celebrate Blake's 189th Deathday. From 1pm at Bunhill fields, Old St tube, London EC1. 
Bring poetry,music,picnic. Hope to see you there. The William Blake Congregation

Next FEEL meeting is on Monday 15 August, 6.30 at LARC.

This is our last chance to make plans for our next event on 23 September at Kingsley​ Hall.  
We have a speaker who works in a mental health trust law department as part of the Patients Rights - Our Responsibility campaign. We need to confirm speakers on advocacy, welfare rights, etc.  Then we need to make a leaflet and distribute it.  The Mudlarks band is on holiday so we are lining up some of our poets. 

Please come and help get everything confirmed.  See you there.

 FEEL meets the third Monday of each month 6.30 - 8.30 pm
 @ LARC Centre  62, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1 1ES

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Next FEEL meeting 18 July

W​e are busy planning the next FEEL event to take place on 23 September, 7 pm at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, E3 3HJ.  The topic will be Knowing Our Rights.  We have asked ​for a speaker from the East London Foundation Trust Mental Health Law Team, a representative from the National Association of Welfare Rights Advisers,  an expert in advocacy and  Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) speaker.  

We have discovered some really useful resources about mental health rights -  Mental Health Act Code of Practice and Mental Health Big Book of Benefits.  We think more people ought to know about these books and how to use them to secure our rights.  There will be copies of these books at the meeting, along with some ideas how you can get access to them (they are expensive!).
There will be the usual wonderful music from the Mudlarks and refreshments, of course.
Please come along to the next FEEL meeting on Monday 18 July to help us finalise these plans.  We want to know about other resources and suggestions for Knowing Our Rights.  See you at LARC.