Aspects of ‘Being Alongside’ – our annual conference for 2024, on Sat 9 March

Our annual conference this year will focus on different ways we can ‘be alongside’ those in need – with examples from across the charity’s affiliated organisations and beyond.

The free event will feature guest speakers including:

• Dr Larry Culliford, Co-Founder of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Spirituality and Psychiatry Special Interest Group
• Canon Andrew Wilson, Chair of Croydon APCMH

The event takes place on Saturday 9 March 2024, beginning at 11.00am and finishing at around 3.00pm. Our venue will be St Peter’s Church Hall on Plough Road in Battersea, just a few minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction stations (Grant Road exit, then down right down Plough Road towards the Thames).

This conference is the fourth in our recent series and will offer the chance to hear from a number of projects helping people with mental health difficulties, from befriending partnerships to drop-in activities, and less formal community initiatives. We hope to both inform and inspire, offering details of how Being Alongside may also be able to help with seed corn funding for new local projects.

All our events seek to reflect the importance the charity places on ‘being alongside’ those experiencing mental health difficulties, and the role of supportive pastoral care as part of holistic treatment.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.45am, and a buffet sandwich lunch will also be available. Cash donations are invited on the day to cover the cost of this catering; the day itself is entirely free.

Please note that while all are welcome, this is a conference setting and we are not able to offer professional support to individuals in this context.

For more details and to reserve your free place please contact Lucy Roose at or on 07496 909828.