Friday 1 June 10.30 - 12.15 (coffee at 10.00) at the Southwark Pensioners Centre 307 Camberwell Rd, Camberwell, London SE5 0HQ

There will be a speaker on Mental Health issues and we will finalise the organisation of the 

Demonstration!

For A Place of Sanctuary to be held on Thursday 21 June from 12.00 - 2.00pm

Outside the Maudesley Hospital Denmark Hill opposite Kings A&E

It  is TIME to open a 24 hr walk in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudesley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis

Especially for children, young people, pregnant women and mothers with babies

Stop people in mental health crisis having to go to Kings A&E

What’s the problem?

Kings A&E feels like an awful place to be if you are having a mental health crisis
People in mental health crisis have to wait to be seen in a busy, hectic, sometimes aggressive reception area alongside those with broken limbs or other physical trauma.
It’s feels even worse if you are a child, a young person, a pregnant woman or a mum with a baby
60% of young people turning up in crisis are not known to mental health services for children and adolescents
The significant increase in knife crime since January 2018 means Kings A&E is under huge pressure

What do we want?
A 24 hour walk in Place of Sanctuary at the Maudesley Hospital Denmark Hill site for those in mental health crisis.
Especially for Children and Young People, and Pregnant Women, Mothers with Babies in mental health crisis
Mental health money must reach the frontline
No more cuts to Children and Young Peoples’ mental health services in or out of hospital

Why?
Kings A&E is not a Place of Sanctuary for people who need emergency mental health treatment
Excellent crisis care saves lives
Our children, pregnant mums and mothers with young babies deserve far better emergency mental health services

What time is it??
It’s TIME for the South London and Maudesley Hospital Trust to step up
It’s TIME for the Trust to provide a24 hour walk in Place of Sanctuary at Denmark Hill
It’s TIME for the Trust to pull its weight for those in mental health crisis

Who can do it?
We can
Everyone needs to pull together
Especially OUR political and health leaders