Seni’s Law and Our Community: A Creative Thinking Workshop 

Monday 10 July, 2023

Bethlem Gallery

Do you want to know more about Seni’s Law (The Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Act)?

Do you want to help your community to know its rights?

Do you have experience of one or more of these three:

  1. Using mental health services?
  2. Working as NHS staff?
  3. Caring for someone or working with someone in the community who uses mental health services?

You do not need any further knowledge or experience to be a valued part of this project. This is an informal and creative workshop run by artist and facilitator Sarah Lloyd (Carpenter). Anyone who attends who is not NHS staff will be paid £25 for their time.

There is free parking on site, or a free bus for staff and service users from Maudsley Hospital to Bethlem Royal Hospital. Further transport details here.

More about Seni’s Law:

Seni’s Law is all about reducing harm done to people who use mental health services. It is aimed at preventing inappropriate use of force. The use of force can mean many things but it includes forcing people to take medication or secluding them (keeping them away from others). The Law has these two main aims:

Make clear what is needed to prevent the inappropriate use of force.

Make sure there is accountability and transparency about the use of force in mental health care.

More information here.

More about Sarah Lloyd (Carpenter):

Sarah is an artist researcher, designer and the founding director of Fourth Wall Folkestone an informal Gallery, Open Studio and Research Space. With a specialism in public engagement, her work focuses mainly on the subject of mental health and she has worked in this field for almost 12 years.

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