Early January mental health and social care news, events,all that kind of stuff

It’s been a long time, for which many apologies, but radio silence is now being broken, and so here’s the newest in your long-running, but somewhat sporadic series of round-ups on mental health and related topics.
First up is a wee reminder (or news if it’s er, new to you) that the next NTWSU&C network meeting will be held on Friday, 16th of January,from 12.30pm, in the Soup Kitchen at Launchpad..In other words, the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (Mental Health) Service User and Carer network (which is not part of the NHS trust that has the same initials, though we had them first, and many from within the trust are members of the network) has its next meeting on Friday. It’d be nice to see you there, and do please pass on the details to anyone you believe might be interested.We’re in the Holy Jesus Hospital, formerly the Joicey museum, right by the 55 degrees north/Swan House roundabout, where Pilgrim street meets City road.It’s the very old building that was once a soup kitchen etc. Press the Launchpad buzzer for entry. Best parking is at Manors multi-storey.

Next are the two most recent NSUN bulletins, here and here,both of which features some of us from the North east, more on which here. Also from NSUN comes this:

We have the pleasure of inviting you to NSUN’s annual general meeting and members’ event

Date: Thursday 29th January 2015

Time: 10am to 5.30pm

Venue: Conway Hall, Holborn, London WC1R 4RL

You can find a map and how to get there here.

AGM business starts at 11am until 12.30pm.

It will be followed by the Members’ Event from 1.30pm to 5pm.

We would appreciate receiving your booking by Friday 16th January 2015.

We are able to offer up to £35 towards travel expenses, if booked in advance.

If you would like help in booking your travel or have any other questions, please email info.

Download the agenda here.

View photos from last year’s AGM here

Next we have the next North East Mad Studies Forum meeting 29th January, in Durham, and the poster for that is attached.
More events and so also with attachments and we come to the Adult AD/HD support group flyer for January 19th.

From events to a new group/service, and it’s Doug’s Club 18-30, except it isn’t in St Tropez, but in St Ann’s. That’s a lousy way of saying that Tyneside Mind are starting a new (small-sish, so places are limited) group for those in the 18-30 age category on Friday mornings, more details in the attachments.

Our penultimate attachment is the marvellous prospectus for early 2015 from the Recovery College, that is, the Ivy Centre for Recovery Knowledge, which all the cool kids are calling the ICRK (hint, that last bit may not be entirely backed up with evidence, or truth). The attachment is large, but it’s good stuff and not only because some of the usual suspects are involved.

Lastly, and to sign off this first mail-out for the year (ideally not the last, but your correspondent does need to increase output) we have job opportunities. Aye, you read that right. Jobs, as link workers/senior link worker with the Ways To Wellness social prescribing service in Newcastle’s West End. They’re attached too, of course.


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

The North East Mad Studies Forum (1).pdf

North East ADHD adult support group flyer Mon 19 Jan 2015 (1).pdf

18-30’s Poster V2 (1).pdf

18-30’s Additional Info V2 (1).pdf

Gateshead and Newcastle Referral Form (1) (1).docx

Recovery College prospectus winter 2014 (1).pdf

WTW – Link Worker Job Ad (1).pdf

WTW – SENIOR Link Worker Job Ad (1).pdf

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