How I take care of myself

Lambeth and Southwark Minds’ CEO and qualified psychotherapist, Ajay Khandelwal, explains how he manages to balance his work life and look after himself.  Posted 11th July 2017 by Ajay Khandelwal The founders of psychotherapy liked to puff on a big cigar to wind down. I know famous psychoanalysts such as Winnicott used to stock his...
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“My anxiety had reached a peak”

Brenton explains how his addiction was the cause to his anxiety and depression, and how he L&S Minds support groups helped him overcome this. Posted on 29th June 2017 by Brenton Ettienne I believe my story might be helpful to others who have had similar experiences, similar challenges and similar problems – especially those who are going...
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Welcome to the new L&S Mind website

Today we have launched the new Lambeth and Southwark Mind website. We’ve spent a long time designing and building the new site with the incredible support of Raising IT, and finally it’s complete. We have focused on improving the quality of content, making sure each page is more relevant, informative, engaging and consistent throughout. We worked on...
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L&S Mind at the Royal Parks Half 2017

Firstly, a MASSIVE thank you to our runners for all their hard work in training and fundraising. The atmosphere was incredible – we could feel the dedication, support and love. The L&S Mind RP team managed to raise an amazing £19,846.50 and this is still rising! This is enough to fund two of our peer support groups for an entire year!  Recap...
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Can psychotherapy treat psychosis?

17/11/2016 Each year Lambeth and Southwark Mind invite field experts to discuss and explore an exciting topic chosen by our director and CEO Ajay Khandelwal. On 25th of February, Block336 hosted our 2nd Annual Lecture to mark the launch of the South London Psychosis Therapy Project. The event was led by Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, a psychoanalyst and member of both The Site for Contemporary...
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‘Everyone has a right to mental health – regardless of race’

This article originally appeared in the South London Press on 17/10/16. In 2014 Lambeth’s Black Health and Wellbeing Commission uncovered shocking levels of mental health inequality for black African and Caribbean people living in the borough. As part of the South London Press and London Weekly News Change Is Possible campaign, the commission’s co-chairwoman Jacqui Dyer – a local councillor...
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‘I’m learning how to live with the voices in my head’

This article originally appeared in the South London Press on 17/10/16. Lambeth and Southwark Mind have teamed up with local news teams South London Press and London Weekly News to launch the Change Is Possible mental health campaign. Reporter Jack Dixon meets mental health blogger Katie, who sometimes hears voices during periods of extreme mood, when she’s either very high –...
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‘It robs you of your identity – people only see the illness’

This article originally appeared in the South London Press on 17/10/16. Lambeth and Southwark Mind have teamed up with local news teams South London Press and London Weekly News to launch the Change Is Possible mental health campaign. In the latest of a series of interviews with Londoners whose lives have been affected by mental health problems, reporter Jack Dixon meets former librarian...
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‘Pioneering psychosis therapy is changing Londoners’ lives’

This article originally appeared in the South London Press on 17/10/16. Lambeth and Southwark Mind have teamed up with local news teams South London Press and London Weekly News to launch the Change Is Possible mental health campaign. In the latest in a series of exclusive interviews for our appeal, reporter Jack Dixon meets psychoanalyst Dorothée Bonnigal-Katz, who has aspirations to...
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MPs pledge support for the Change Is Possible campaign

This article originally appeared in the South London Press on 17/10/16. South London MPs pledged to take the fight for better mental health all the way to Westminster this week, as senior politicians lined up to support the South London Press and London Weekly News Change Is Possible campaign. A team of top politicians came forward to endorse the appeal, which...
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