Saturday, 5 April 2014

April Newsletter.

Dear Friends,

Last month thanks to the NSUN newsletter I got to ear about Emergence for the first time, a service user-led organisation supporting all people affected by personality disorder including service users, carers, family and friends and professionals. The event  involvement-in-action-day was a great success and wish to thank them for their hard work.
Thank you NSUN for the regular updates as well and for being the most comprehensive source in the country http://www.nsun.org.uk/

This week the Spring issue of the Southwark Mental Health News got delivered through the post - Thank you guys!
Among listing many interesting things happening the other side of the Thames, the magazine has a full coverage of Denise McKenna talk at our event last February. Denise together with the Mental Health Resistance Network are also preparing to launch a mutual support and campaigning project called SolidariTEA. Sending our support and sympathy, while looking forward to share more updates.

Speak Out Against Psychiatry (SOAP) have two events in their calendar:
  • The protest 'Justice for Victims of Psychiatric Assault' Wednesday 9 April 2014 from 11am. Meet outside the Royal Courts of Justice - The Strand - WC2A 2LL 
Wear wigs and gowns if available! Slogans requested! It is nigh on impossible to get a case into court for the physical and mental damage caused by psychiatry - coercion, restraint, psych drugs and Electroshock - ECT. Due to the low possibility of success, 'no-win-no-fee' solicitors will not take on your case. If you represent yourself you risk having to pay the costs for the other side which can exceed £50,000.           
  • The inquest for Jean Cozens has now been listed for 09.30am on Tuesday 06 May 2014. Open to the public and we hope to have a candle lit vigil. Inner London South Coroner's Court, 1 Tennis Street, Southwark SE1 1YD Tel 0207 525 0038 E-mail Paul.Gregory@southwark.gov.uk
New revised e-petition to abolish Electroconvulsive Therapy - ECT - Electroshock
http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/60399


Another alert is for the Healthy Deaf Mind meeting taking place also next Wed 9th April 2014, 6.30-9pm at the All Souls Clubhouse, 141 Cleveland Street, W1T 6QG. The theme of ‘LOSS’ will be introduced by Paul Fletcher and Pauline Latchem. Entrance fee is £5 and includes light refreshments during the coffee break. 
The talks will be delivered in BSL. Please share within the deaf communities. 
For more information email HDMlondon@hotmail.co.uk

Bobby Baker is touring East London with her show and exhibition around East London. The Diary Drawings exhibition is currently at Chats, Hackney. More details to be found on http://dailylifeltd.co.uk/extended-run/

One last reminder for the Friends of St Clements AGM, taking place next Monday the 7th, 4.30pm, 
Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, E1.

Please come along if you either  wish to save or say goodbye to this goup.

This month Friends of East End Loonies meeting falls on Easter Monday, the 21st of April. The gathering will still go ahead as usual at LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1, time: 6.30-8.30pm. If you happen to have excessive supplies of chocolate eggs feel free to bring them to share.

Wishing you a good weekend!