Friday 23rd September 2016  

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London, E3 3HJ 

"Drug Tyranny & Human Rights"

Tuesday  10 Nov 2015 Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London, E3 3HJ 


Cristian R. Montenegro (PhD Student at 
the London School of Economics, member 
of the Observatory of Human Rights of 
Persons With Mental Disabilities - Chile) 
“Global Legal Frameworks and Local 
Struggles: Experiences from Latin America”

Paula Peters (National DPAC steering 
group - Disabled People Against the Cuts) 
“The Devastating Impact of the Benefit Cuts"

Dave Skull (Mental Health Resistance
Network, Mad Pride) 
“Compulsory Community Treatment 
Orders and Coercion in Recovery”




Outsiders Poetry 

@ Shuffle Festival 2015 

Saturday 1st of August 2 - 5  PM



  Join us for the popular Outsiders Poetry event  on the closing day of the Shuffle Festival for Music,  Poetry and entertainment. 

Also check out the diverse series of events led by or accessible to the deaf audience. Full programme HERE


 "Asylum" Film screening 

Followed by panel discussion

12th June 2015










Celebrating 50 years since the start of the radical therapeutic 
community at Kingsley Hall.

Both influential and infamous, psychiatrist R.D. Laing’s critique 
of conventional psychiatric treatments gained significant visibility 
and attention in the 1960’s and 70’s. His passionate voice drew 
attention to the dehumanising psychiatric treatment of vulnerable 
patients and generated an intellectual and cultural polemic reaching 
far beyond the psychiatric community. 
His experimental and alternative therapeutic communities - where 
the distinction between patient and therapist was dropped - 
were the source of both criticism and inspiration.
Filmed by Peter Robinson, Asylum documents their experiences 
at the Archway Community in North London. The evening will 
involve a screening of the film, followed by a panel discussion, 
joined by Adrian Laing, R.D. Laing’s son and author of 
R.D. Laing: A Life Dr. Morton Schatzman, and Francis Gillet
a former Kingsley Hall resident, also featured in the film.

Venue: Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London, E3 3HJ

Getting there: 
Tube: Bromley By Bow
DLR: Bow Church
Buses: 25,205, 8,108, S2

Time: Arrive 6.30pm Screening begins 7pm

Cost: By donation.

Organised in collaboration with Friends of East End Loonies, 
R.D. Laing in the 21st Century Reading Group and Kingsley Hall. 
Supported and CDP approved
by the Claremont Project.




The Open Dialogue Approach 
24th April 2015  



Friends of East End Loonies are pleased to invite 
the following guest speakers to the forthcoming 
event on the theme of the Open Dialogue approach:

·  Dr Russell Razzaque
 Consultant Psychiatrist (North East London NHS 
Foundation Trust); POD (Peer-Supported Open Dialogue)  

·   Nick Putman Consultant Psychotherapist 
(Open Dialogue UK, Soteria)  

·  Open Dialogue Experts and Training Team from Finland
Date: Friday 24th April 2015
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 PM (doors open 6.30 PM)
Kingsley Hall, Powis Roads, Bow, London E3 3HJ

FREE EVENT. Donations welcome to cover costs.
There will be an interval with refreshments
and music by The Mudlarks.

For more information:
David: 020 7790 0269 or Myra on 020 7780 9038

F.E.E.L. host FREE public events to discuss abuses 

within the psychiatric system, what a humane asylum 
would be like and the wide range of alternatives. 


Sanity for Beginners   

21 November 2014

“Sanity for Beginners”
Date: Friday 21st November 2014
Time: 6.30 doors open for 7pm start 


Dr Kevin Zdaniecki - Chartered Psychologist AFBPsS (Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society); DCP Member
    “Finding a New Focus in Current State of Psychiatry”

David Amery
Housing Link Services
"Homelessness and Mental Health"

We will have updates about the "Lifehouse Centre" from a FEEL member among Q&A and contribuitions from the audience.

Venue: Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, London E3 3HJ (Nearest tube stations: Bow Church and Bromley-By-Bow) 

There will be an interval with music and refreshments.  
No entrance fee but donations will be welcome to cover costs.    
 F.E.E.L. is a democratic anarchic group in which people are welcome to discuss current state of mental health system, suggesting possible ways forward.  We meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 6.30 pm at the LARC Centre, 62 Fieldgate St, Whitechapel E1 1ES.  
For more information email:
Call: David: 020 7790 0269 or Myra on 020 7780 9038 




Outsider Poetry 3rd August 2014











Mental Health Survivors flagship will be present again this year at the Shuffle Festival.

Please come along and join us for the Outsiders Poetry event on Sunday the 3rd of August from 2pm to 5pm, taking place in the Southern Grove Community Centre, 44 Southern Grove, E3 4PX only a few minutes away from Mile End tube station, on the Central Line,+44+Southern+Grove/@51.5166943,0.0039581,13z

Our compère extraordinaire Jazzman John Clarke will lead an afternoon of amazing performances by renowned outstanding poets and mental health campaigners David Kessel, Frank Bangay, Eamer O'keeffe, Steven Watts, David Amery among others. More artists to be announced soon.

Please note that Southern Grove Community Centre will be celebrating the "Day of the Deaf", not typo there. Entertainment from deaf artists among others Sign Song Diva Caroline Parker and deaf films screenings will precede and follow the Outsider Poetry event.

The event will be accessible to the deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audience, thanks to the provision of BSL interpreters and live captioning. Apparently captioning are also very beneficial to people affected by autism as well.

We take the chance to thank Art Council England for offering us a grant to fund these events.

Do check out the projection of Together, a rare black and white film produced by BFI in 1956, shot in our very East London area, that will encourage a discussion about ways we communicate. More free Deaf Films projections will show a selection of some of the best British Deaf short films from 7pm.

The Cemetery Park is still going to be open and buzzing, celebrating the "Day of the Dead" between 12-6pm, with free activities sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.

Please, check out the Shuffle programme and expect more news coming soon

Please join the event and share. Thank you!

PS: Don't forget to bring your swimming gear and life buoy as the pool within the Cemetery Park will be at high demand seeing the current weather



Sanity in an era of rabid capitalism? 

Date: Friday 7 February, 2014 
Time: 6.30 doors open for 7pm start

A  F.E.E.L. (Friends of East End Loonies) event to discuss abuses within the psychiatric system, what a humane asylum would be like and the wide range of alternatives.

  - Denise McKenna, Mental Health Resistance Network:  
Towards a social model of mental distress        
Denise is a long standing campaigner against psychiatric abuses and has closely worked with DPAC ( Disabled People Against Cuts).

 - A Local Trade Union activist: 
The impact of local authority & NHS cuts on mental health services”
 - Questions/comments from the floor

 Venue:   Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, E3 3HJ
(Nearest tube stations: Bow Church and Bromley-By-Bow)

There will be an interval with music by The Mudlarks, poetry 
and refreshments.                          
No entrance fee but donations will be welcome to cover costs.   


Outsider Performers ENCORE

3-7 PM Sunday 18th August 2013 

St Clements Hospital, Bow 

You might like to know that the encrusted red gates of St Clements Hospital will be open and the grounds are free to explore from the 8th to the 18th - 4 pm to 11 pm - during the Shuffle Festival 

Among films and arts the festival is hosting the "Day of the Mind"on Sunday the 11th of August, 11am to 11pm, can't get wrong with the numbers there!
This will be a free day dedicated to the wonders of the mind, with the support of the Wellcome Trust. Please check the free events, talks and workshops on

The Outsider Performers takes place on Sunday 18th August, 3-7 PM, on the closing day of the festival.  You'll find us in the outer space, by the Clock tower; don't forget your brolly/raincoat if afraid of possible wet weather, that won't stop us.
We are putting together a list of performers, but emailing us or turning up early on the day, might secure your act a slot.




Friday 9 November 2012

A meeting to discuss abuses within the psychiatric system, what a humane asylum would be like and the wide range of alternatives.


“A New Vision of Disability”
Joe Kelly, West London Activist

“Some Schizophrenic Survivors”
Peter Barham, author of
Schizophrenia and Human Values

“New Strategies in Resistance”
David Skull, an organiser of the
Mental Health Resistance Network

There will be an interval with music and refreshments
No entrance fee but there will be a collection to cover costs.

Date: Friday 9 November 2012 Time: 6.30 doors open for 7pm start

Venue: Kingsley Hall, corner Powis and Bruce Roads, E3 3HU,
(Nearest tube station: Bromley-By-Bow)

FEEL – Friends of East End Loonies is a campaign group on these issues, and meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 6.30 pm at the LARC centre, 62 Fieldgate St E1. For more information call: David: 020 7790 0269 or Myra on 020 7780 9038 email:


Next Event

Friday, 10th June 2011 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

St. John’s Bethnal Green, E2 - 
Corner Roman Road & Cambridge Heath Road. 
It is right outside to Bethnal Green Tube. 
Also easy to reach by buses: 8, 388, D6, 254, 106, 309

Double Attack on Our Mental Health

• Service Users claiming Income Support or Incapacity Benefit will be switched to Income Support Allowance & may loose £27 a week.

• East London community mental health services are being cut by £14.6 million with a loss of 97 posts. This will include Tower Hamlets, City & Hackney and Newham boroughs and doesn't stop there.

Meet with Mental Health Resistance Network to plan our fight back!

Main Speakers:

Dave Skull: Mental Health Survivors Network
David Amery: Housing Link
George Paton: UNISON