Carers Lewisham MH Forum January 2017

Updates for Carers Lewisham Mental Health Forum. The next Carers Lewisham MH forum is to be confirmed.

Improving carers’ health and wellbeing course

The course will start on Weds 15 Feb and will run until 22 March 2017.  It will be held in Deptford at the Compass Centre, 32-34 Watson’s Street, Deptford London SE8 4AU from 6-9pm. Contact Cath Collins for bookings on –

It will cover:

·         Dealing with stress/relaxation techniques

·         Communicating better with your family

·         Being confident to take more control of your life

·         Planning for the future

·         Strategies for coping with the pressures of being a carer.


Blooming Monday 2017 

I made this video in support of ‘Blooming Monday’ in aid of raising awareness of depression and other mental health illnesses.  Blue Monday 2017 is an awareness day from Mental Health Research UK.


Healthwatch Lewisham


23 Jan 2017 – Hub at Sydenham Green Group Practice
Date: 23 Jan 2017 – 09:30 to 11:30
Location: 26 Holmshaw Cl, London SE26 4TH

We will be at the Sydenham Green Group Practice engaging with the public about their views on the health and social care services they use. Please come and share your views!


Living Life Beyond Diagnosis: Experiences, Ideas & Practicalities


National Hearing Voices Network
Thursday, 26 January 2017 from 09:30 to 16:45 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom

This free* one day conference, supported by the BPS, provides an opportunity to explore the value of, and problems with, psychiatric diagnosis. Using some alternative ways of understanding, and responding, to emotional crises without diagnosis as inspiration, we will explore some of the challenging personal and social implications of moving beyond psychiatric diagnosis. This is not a conference aiming for a single unified voice – it provides a welcoming space to explore these issues.