Join Professor Barry Carpenter and Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins explore new ways to support social, emotional and mental health needs of young people with SEND, and prepare them to make the transition to adult life.
- Monday, September 26, 2016
- 1.00pm to 4.00pm
- Braithwaite Halls Croydon
Baroness Sheila Hollins will make the key note speech to officially launch four new Croydon Book Clubs. The event at Braithwaite Halls in Croydon is an opportunity to find out about the book clubs, meet people from across the learning disability sector in Croydon and see reading groups in action at pop-up book clubs.
The four new and unique Beyond Words book clubs will be run by staff and volunteers in libraries across Croydon at Central, Thornton Heath, Purley and New Addington. If you would like to attend the launch, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mental Wealth Festival is a ground-breaking event that highlights the way mental health issues impact on so many aspects of daily life, and how the arts, politics, culture, faith and the media can support our ‘mental wealth’.
Parallel London is a completely new sporting event designed to bring everyone together in all our glorious diversity. Disabled and non-disabled. First-timer and experienced athlete. Young and old. Don’t let the barriers to entry be ones you create yourself. We will be part of the festival event, showcasing our books in a pop-up book club setting.
We are a group of service users who have developed a training package about learning disability. We will talk about our lived experience with autism, learning disability, physical health problems, epilepsy and mental health problems.
This event will shape life-long pathways for young people with SEN. The day will include presentations, workshops and a marketplace where we explore issues facing individuals with learning disabilities like getting a job and developing new skills, relationships, making friends and how to become more involved in your community.
Picture This is a project which gives creative freedom to people with learning disabilities to create stories that stimulate their imaginations and interest them. It is an innovative new project for publisher Beyond Words in partnership with Kent Libraries. The ‘Picture This – Story Sharing’ project, funded by Arts Council England, brought together three artists with nine Beyond Words book clubs for adults with learning disabilities, to produce three new books. These will be an extension of the Books Beyond Words series focussing on fun, lighter reads for leisure.
We will be in attendance at the 15th annual Learning Disability Today conference in London. You can come and visit our book store where you will be able to browse a selection of our titles, as well as take a sneak peek at the new Beyond Words Story App, due 2016. We will also be running a pop up book club at 12pm, led by our book club co-ordinator Sue Carmichael.
This September hundreds of people will gather in central London to celebrate wellbeing at the inaugural Mental Wealth Festival. From its original inception as a small book festival celebrating mental health literature, the festival steadily grew into a showcase for a rich and diverse collection of professionals and experts by experience. Tickets have now sold out.