It's a matter of Life & Deaf at Annual Members' Meeting

News item: It's a matter of Life & Deaf at NHS bash
Life & Deaf children performing on stage

It'll be a matter of Life & Deaf at our 2012 Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM).

The AMM is our biggest event of the year, usually attended by around 500 people including staff, patients, trust members and the public. One of the main attractions this year will be Life & Deaf - in which deaf young people dynamically explore their identity through poetry in English and British Sign Language live on stage. Young deaf poets celebrate the role of creative arts in promoting positive self-esteem, confident self-expression and strong emotional literacy.

We are holding this year's AMM at IndigO2, the O2 Arena on Wednesday 26 September, with doors opening at 9am.

Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about the range of health services we provide to look after the mind and body of people from the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. A highlight of the event will be the Staff Recognition Awards, where staff who have gone the extra mile are celebrated and rewarded.

Other attractions include: a film and seminar area, where you can hear from one member of staff who took part in both the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies; a music therapy ‘have-a-go’ area; a pop-up photo booth; a health check facility and a living room from the 1950s.

The event is open to all trust members, staff, service users, carers and members of the public.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to foundation.trust@oxleas.nhs.uk with your name, address, contact number and any dietary requirements you have.

Published on 30th August 2012