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Summer meet-up

We’re arranging a real-life day out, and you’re invited to come along for an informal chat and a wander around a museum and art gallery.

Our Summer Meet-ups are just friendly get togethers when we meet for a drink and a chat.  It’s not a meeting, or a discussion about self-injury or anything like that, it’s really just a meet-up.

This year, we’re meeting in Birmingham. We’re sorry we can’t do Leeds, Cardiff or London this year. Hopefully, people who live some way away might feel OK about hopping on a train to Brum.

Everyone is invited. We’d love to meet you.

This year we’re going to meet in a museum café and then we’ll split up into little groups for a wander around the museum and art gallery. Then we’ll meet again in the cafe (we guess) for a chat.


Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, B3 3DH [Map]

It’s a short walk from the train station up the main street (New Street).

Phone Wedge on 07950 705258 or tweet @LifeSIGNS if you get a bit lost or delayed.


The museum is free to enter.

  • 12 midday – meet in the Edwardian Tea Room – Wedge and Jules will be early and having a little bite to eat.
  • 12:30pm – split into groups (no pressure, we might just split into two groups) and go for a wander around the museum and around the art gallery (if you can find it!).
  • 2:30pm – meet again in the Tea Room (unless we’ve all decided to meet outside if it’s a really nice day)
  • 3:00pm – end.



Anyone over 16 may attend; you’re welcome to bring a friend or two.

Please register your interest either via our Facebook Event or via our Meetup event. If you need to, please register simply by emailing

There’s no charge for attending, this is just a friendly meet-up. Please remember to budget for any travel you may need to pay for, and for your food and drink for the day. Travel safely; plan your route in advance. If you need to use the trains, buy your tickets in advance so they’re a bit cheaper.

While we believe the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is accessible (and has lifts) there are steps at the main entrance and steps around the building; a side entrance offers level access. Please email if you have any individual needs or concerns / questions.

We’re really looking forward to meeting you, and people have always enjoyed our past Summer Meet-ups.



Photo credits: BMAG and Wedge


We are recruiting for a new Director to join our team! We would love to hear from you if you have personal experience of self-injury, are passionate about the work LifeSIGNS does, and would enjoy volunteering your time and experience to help direct our charitable organisation into the future. If you’re interested, please visit our recruitment page for full details including role specification, requirements, and how to apply. We hope to hear from you.

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