Must read: Start of September 14 Mental Health news and views and events and all sorts

Too much news and too many items to impart to faff on, so straight in to things:
A month’s worth (plus one) of NSUN bulletins (earliest to newest).One two three four five

A mental health film season (backed by ourselves and others) that starts tonight, with the enigmatic season title "37 pieces of flair" and runs until the 26th of October.

The future of specialist (in-patient) mental health provision in Newcastle and Gateshead (those areas only) and three consultation events (attached: titled Stakeholder update), ones for service users and carers on the 11th and 16th of September and one for the VCS on the 26th.

An invitation to a splendid MH exhibition, the bARTer Project at the world-famous Baltic gallery. It opens on Monday the 8th of September (and runs right through to October 19th). Created by local service user artists, it’s a must see, and your exclusive invitation to the opening is attached.

NEMHDU‘s newsletter (32), attached within which mention is made of Newcastle/World MH day, for which the poster and flyer (quality paper copies of both available now–just ask) are also attached.

The Ivy Centre for Recovery Knowledge a.k.a. the Recovery College, currently based at what was the Ivy Club, St. Nicholas’ Hospital has a whole host of new courses and things going on. You can get all details and info on those by reading the attached prospectus.

Jobs: peer support workers for NTW Trust, closing date Friday 4th September. Click here, or go via with the reference 263-PL14-052-CT – Peer Support Worker
Also, and also closing date of 4th September is the attached vacancy/opportunity from Advocacy Centre North (entitled Advert Senior MH…).

And finally, you are invited to the première of Soundness of minds, "a series of bitter sweet monologues exploring the issues of mental health, highlighting the experiences fought by those with mental health issues; exploring symptoms, causes, stigma in order to highlight and encourage change or prompt people’s opinions" (attached).

There may be a return to more blather, irreverence, acerbic commentary, all that sort of stuff’n’nonsense in due course. depending on a) whether you’d want that and b) whether your correspondent can be roused from his existential malaise and generalised torpor, whether he can break free of the bounds of both ennui and motivational atrophy. Can you tell Summer’s coming to an end?


Alisdair Cameron
LAUNCHPAD Team Leader,
NTWSU&C n/wk co-chair (with Mish Loraine)
(for network business: ntwsuc)

Offices 210 and 211,
Holy Jesus Hospital,
City Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,

Tel 0191 2330382 (personal mobile 07736074213)

E-mail launchpadncl

or alisdairscameron

Stakeholder update – mental health services in Newcastle and Gateshead August 2014.docx

bARTer Preview and Reception Invite.pdf

Newsletter 32.pdf

FINAL Double sided A5 MHDay14 flyer.pdf

Single sided A3 MHDay14 poster.pdf

Recovery College prospectus autumn 2014 (2).pdf

Advert Senior MH Coord & Sessional [Aug 14] (1).docx

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