Book Break Shared Reading – with the Reader Organisation

Some very exciting news from The Reader Organisation – check out their Book Break Shared Reading activity, every Friday (3.30pm to 5pm) at Deptford Lounge.

You can drop in, sit down and enjoy listening to a good story or poem – but there’s no pressure to talk, read or even to drink tea! Download the poster here and share, share, share!

For more information on this excellent activity, contact Val Nobbs: 020 8314 7288 or email valnobbs@thereader.org.uk . To join the Lewisham Mental Health Connection network, visit the LMHC Meetup site here.

The Reader Organisation Book Break 1

The Reader Organisation Book Break 2

 

‘So U Think I’m Crazy?’ reviewed by Matthew McKenzie

Back - Just can't copeOn Friday 20th March, there was a sell-out performance of ‘So U Think I’m Crazy?’ at the Albany Theatre in Deptford, a play which tells the story of a young black man’s experience of the mental health system in Britain.

This performance was supported and co-funded by Quo Vadis Trust and Equinox Lewisham (2 of the founder members of the Lewisham Mental Health Connection).

Matthew McKenzie, who is a carer and SLaM Governer, as well as a Lewisham Mental Health Connection member, was one of the speakers on the Q&A panel after the performance. The panel contributors also included Marcia Rigg, whose brother Sean Rigg died in police custody.

Matthew writes a blog called ‘A Caring Mind’ and he has reviewed ‘So U Think I’m Crazy?’ here.

Join the Lewisham Mental Health Connection here to find out about all our events and activities, which aim to improve mental health in Lewisham.