Next Open Forum

1pm Tuesday 7th March 2023
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Hear Us Mental Health Open Forum enables service users to have a constructive voice in the commissioning and design of services

The Open Forum Starts at 1pm
Date: Tuesday 4th April 2023

Guest Speakers: “Art and Mental Health” – Bethlem Gallery 

Bethlem Gallery is one of the only organisations of its kind in the UK – an independent art gallery and studio embedded in a psychiatric hospital setting, working across and beyond the UK.

Sophie the Bethlem Gallery Director joins us to talk about the Bethlem Gallery and the work that they do.

If you’d like to join a very short drawing activity, please have to hand a pen and a piece of paper – even the back of an envelope will do.

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible. 

Currently the Open Forum is being held remotely via Microsoft TEAMs


1. Introduction from the Chair (1.00pm)

2. Your Shout (1.10pm)

3. Guest Speakers “Art and Mental Health” – Bethlem Gallery 

(1.15pm – 3.15pm) GUESTS 

4. (3.15pm – 3.30pm) Any Other Business

The Hear Us Mental Health Open Forum is designed primarily for mental health service users to come together and discuss services that affect them. However, we welcome carers, staff and anyone interested in mental health to join us.

This forum gives us all a chance to meet, ask questions and debate with commissioners and service providers. We invite statutory services like Croydon Council and SLaM (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust) as well as voluntary services such as Mind, The BME Forum and APCMH to name but a few.

Amy Kirk
Open Forum Coordinator
Hear Us
Orchard House
15a Purley Road
South Croydon
Tel: 020 8681 6888