Predictably tardy,March 15 mental health and related news,views etc mailout

Yadda,yadda,something-or-other about this coming out later than promised, dog ate my homework…Whatever, let’s get cracking.First, because it’s soonest, is news of the free (as in £0.00, not free as in unfettered, as we are all bound by the unwritten rules of the social contract, to heavily paraphrase Rousseau) comedy gig (I believe that’s what the hip and happening young people say…) "Laughter for Lasses",a showcase of stand up comedy by female mental health survivors & supporters for International Women’s Day 2015, happening at Cluny2 (NE1 2PQ) on Tuesday 10th of March, doors open at 7pm, and a poster/flyer is attached (Lpad flyer – poster.png).
Friday the 13th of this week also sees the next in the long-running comedy series (ahem, do you really mean to say that?) of the NTWSU&C network, meeting from about 12.30 (pm, as if you have to ask), at Launchpad (address as in the signature below) in the much used venue that is the Soup Kitchen, still accommodating waifs and strays after all these years. An agenda will emerge in due course,doubtless accompanied by a plume of white smoke, but in preparation please find attached some draft minutes. they are unverified,unchecked, so if you don’t like your meat raw, don’t go there (there being the NTWSUCN Minutes attachment).

Now. Young people. What can we say about young people? Well, they are people, and they’ve not lived as many years on earth as older folk, and to say much more would be to risk entering the realms of grotesque over-generalisation, harmful stereotyping or patronising guff. There’s an NHS England review of young people’s in-patient services and those great people at YoungMinds are working as part of the process to capture young people’s views. So, do read the attachment,eh? (Invitation to participate).

NSUN news, three lots, one two and three. Loads of items, info, links and interesting things in each of those.

Now some news from our amigos at Tyneside Mind, who’re involved with organising this intriguing looking conference, Leading into Wellbeing: the Power of Mindsight at the Sage in Gateshead on the 22nd of April.
They’ve also got some jobs/paid work going, so do look at the attachments, one’s for 5 hours a week as a Wellbeing and Recovery worker, while other is for a Local Mind Sports Coordinator.
Also on the employment front, we’ve support work positions advertised at Blyth Star Enterprises, so check that attachment out too.

And let’s round things off with news from old friends, NEMHDU and their latest bulletin, newsletter 37. But before we depart, let’s have one cheeky last attachment, courtesy of Monsignor Wilhelm Jorge Scotus, and the Adult AD/HD Support Group N.E Flyer for the meeting to be held on March 16th 2015.


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

NTWSUCN Minutes February 2015.docx

Invitation to participate.docx

5. Wellbeing Recovery Vacancy Advert.doc

Local Mind Sports Coordinator.doc

Advert – Support Workers – Feb 2015.docx

Newsletter 37.pdf

North East ADHD adult support group flyer Mon 16 March 2015.pdf

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