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Survivors' Creative works

The Echo Society are pleased to announce the launch of their next campaign project as part of the narcissistic abuse matters campaign UK #NAMUK: Survivors Creative Works.

They would like to feature any of your works that you created as a way to cope with narcissistic abuse. They are looking for drawings, paintings, poems, short prose, sketches, doodles, graphic design art, songs etc. and this will be featured on social media (Facebook and Twitter). By doing this they aim to highlight the impact narcissistic abuse has on lives of those impacted and encourage public debate.

Work will be posted anonymously or first initial and county only (i.e. E, Kent) with a brief description of under which circumstances the work was produced. No one will be identified.

Find out how to Get Involved or contact Lydia at: [email protected]

Community Equalities Co-ordinator (North East, Yorkshire & Humber)

  • Home-based
  • £31,818 per annum (plus £1,421 per annum)
  • Contract until 31 March 2021

Time to Change are looking for an organised ‘people person’ who has personal experience of mental ill health and associated stigma and discrimination and is now ready and able to use that to embed Time to Change as a sustainable campaign in the North East, Yorkshire & Humber.

You will join seven peers already working in other regions of England, and eight other team-mates, including your manager, who are based at Mind’s HQ in London.

The role is based at home with most management and support delivered by email, phone and Skype and occasional face-to-face meetings.

To structure your days, deal with setbacks and manage competing priorities, you will need to be motivated, able to work on your own initiative and adaptable to change.

For more information and to apply please visit this page

Chair of the Board with Think Ahead

Think Ahead are seeking a new independent Chair for the SUCRG, to work with SUCRG members and Think Ahead in ensuring that the group is fully and effectively involved in our work.

Details:

Payment for involvement: £175 for preparing for and chairing each meeting, plus reimbursement for travel and out-of-pocket expenses. (There are three to four meetings per year.) With your agreement, we may ask you to undertake additional activities for which you would be paid separately.

Time commitment: Typically up to eight days per year, though this may vary. Appointment term: Three years, subject to review.

Start date: We anticipate the first meeting with the new Chair taking place in October 2018.

Location: Meetings are held in central London.

Appointment term: Three years, subject to review.

Application deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018.

Interview date: Tuesday 25 September 2018.

For the role description and how to apply click here.

Part-time role: Brexit Civil Society Alliance Co-ordinator

  • Employer: Unlock Democracy
  • Salary: £32,349-£35,132 (£19,409 to £21,079 pro rata)
  • Hours: 21 hrs per week
  • Contract: 2 years fixed term
  • Closing date 16 September, 23:59 .
  • Interviews will be held on 27 September

The postholder will offer support, information and intelligence to those who feel most removed from the Westminster bubble. It will also make sure that policy makers hear the concerns and experiences of civil society organisations from around the country. This means you will need to be comfortable with regular travel to meetings around the country.

For more information and how to apply, please visit this page

Help shape a new national programme on ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness in the UK - survey closes Oct 2018

The first national online survey of its kind to give members of the public the opportunity to set the research priorities in the field of ethnic inequalities and severe mental illness has just been launched. 
 
Led by the Synergi Collaborative Centre, the national public survey will shape the centre’s future work programme, facilitate the creation of research strategies to tackle mental health inequalities and help launch a national campaign to transform health systems.
 
Reflective of Synergi’s co-production of knowledge approach, the 15-minute survey aims to secure the opinions of a wide cross section of the public, including patients, carers, health and social care practitioners, commissioners, NGOs, volunteers and students.
 
The survey is being launched against a backdrop of longstanding ethnic inequalities, including the fact that compared to the majority population, a diagnosis of schizophrenia is five to six times more likely in Black African people and Black Caribbean people, and nearly three times more likely in South Asian people. As for detention rates among the civil population, Black Caribbean people and Black African people are three times more likely to be detained.
 
Open to the public until 10 October 2018, the survey covers a wide range of topics that accommodate intersectionality, the criminal justice system, housing, education, homelessness, health services, racism and commissioning.
 
The main findings will be shared with policymakers, research institutions and commissioners, and will be made available to the public from November 2018. 
 
Click here for the official link to the National Public Survey on Ethnic Inequalities and Severe Mental Illness.

Places of safety lived experience research

Please help to improve the service and environment at Places of Safety in North West London

The NHS is planning improvements to the service and environment at Places of Safety across the eight North West London boroughs (Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster).

The police can use the law (sections 136/135 of the Mental Health Act) to take people from a public/private place to a Place of Safety if they seem to be unwell and in need of care. At the Place of Safety mental health staff can assess a person’s needs and work out the best next steps for them.

We need to know from people with direct experience of Places of Safety (s136/5) in North West London what they think is most important to meet people’s needs in future.

What can you do?

  • If you have direct experience please consider giving your time to take the survey (below).
  • If you know someone with this experience, please let them know about the survey.
  • If you would like to arrange to take the survey in a person-to-person meeting or over the phone, please contact: [email protected]

Here is the link to take the survey online:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/NWLplacesofsafety/

Londoners, it's Time to Thrive!

Thrive London has launched a new project called Time to Thrive. The project is about understanding how the discrimination Londoners face due to their identity affects their mental health and wellbeing.

At this stage, Thrive London is inviting Londoners from all walks of life to share their stories. Thrive London hopes to receive hundreds of stories covering wellbeing, physical and mental health and individuality.

If you would like to get involved in this project, you can register your interest.