Government shouldn’t worry about our happiness
and full report ‘…and the pursuit of happiness’ available at http://www.iea.org.uk/publications/research/and-the-pursuit-of-happiness
Is happiness a Government issue?
Government has a vital role in creating a happier society
Schools strive for pupils’ happiness
Lambeth Council’s draft budget proposals and EIAs
Scans ‘show mindfulness meditation brain boost’
Share your story for a Rethink campaign
Rethink would like to hear from a carer or someone with mental health issues about how their physical health needs were overlooked to create a short video. The videos will be going out to a wide audience so you must be comfortable with sharing your story with the general public. Email email@example.com or call 020 7840 3147.
The Lambeth and Southwark Social and Peer groups are for young people aged 11 – 19 years who have a visual impairment. They are looking for new members to join them so why not come along, have
fun, meet new people and tell them what you would like to do next! Activities range from street dance to trips to the cinema. Please
contact Kirsty for more details on – 020 7808 6111 or
‘Connect’ – short film made by Lambeth young people
As part of the Brixton Reel Film Festival (see www.brixtonreel.co.uk), NHS Lambeth and Metropolitan Housing Trust (in association with Positive Youth Expression) created a new DVD on promoting mental wellbeing targeted at young people (Ages Year 7+). The DVD is a short film (approximately 7 minutes) for use in group work or PSHE lessons to raise debate and discussion about what wellbeing is and individual actions young people can take to make themselves feel good.
Go to http://tinyurl.com/6w2jr8m to view on YouTube
Lambeth and Southwark Health Promotion resources
Sign up to this website and order free health promotion resources across a range of subjects including mental wellbeing
Resilience research and practice
Website focused on resilience work at University of Brighton. Contains presentations, materials, training and events and resilience research information.
Health inequalities in Lambeth
Data and information on equalities in the borough.
Play’s the Thing
A website that is developing resources to help people think about ways to incorporate play in their life and work and to consider creative approaches to wellbeing.
London ward wellbeing score
ONS Wellbeing Knowledge Bank
The Stamp out Stigma campaign aims to tackle stigma by educating the public about the realities of mental health and learning disabilities. Includes resource packs for schools and employers. Visit their website for more information at www.stampoutstigma.co.uk
Public Health campaign resources
One-stop shop for all Department of Health public health campaign information and resources for anyone who works directly with the public. No national emotional wellbeing campaign yet but go to http://campaigns.dh.gov.uk/ to subscribe to receive regular updates.
Policy & Evidence Reports
Working Together – Promoting work as a health outcome as the NHS reforms (2020 Health)
Positive for Youth: A new approach to cross-government policy for young people aged 13 to 19
The Good Childhood report (The Children’s Society)
An analysis of reported bullying at school within NFER attitude surveys
Implementing NICE guidelines for the psychological treatment of depression and anxiety disorders: The IAPT experience
Events, Training & Consultations
Brixton Reel RETURNS screening ‘The Story of Lover’s Rock’
6pm, Thursday, 16th February
Ritzy Cinema, Brixton
Valentines Day comes up every year and many single people feel left out! Brixton Reel celebrates wellbeing and some of the things that makes us strong and connected with a deeper love regardless of whether we are in a relationship. A FREE screening of ‘The Story of Lover’s Rock’ directed by Menelik Shabazz introduces us to a music scene that celebrates Brit-Reggae music, community and culture past, present and future.
Booking line 0871 704 2065 More soon at www.brixtonreel.co.uk
Draft JSNA/H & W Strategy guidance.
Views wanted by Dept of Health by 17 February
Fit as a Fiddle Roadshow
11am-3pm, Thursday, 23 February
Montgomery Hall, St Mark’s Pastoral Centre, 58 Kennington
The Fit as a Fiddle programme has been promoting physical activity among older people in Lambeth. Come along to this event and find out how they got on. For more info ring Charmaine Binns on 07703 194 387.
One day ‘Bounce Back’ workshop
9am-5pm, 29 February (£245)
One day skills based workshops designed to provide your school with the knowledge and confidence to use the Bounce Back! programme.
Bounce Back! is an award-winning wellbeing and resilience class-based programme for children and young people from primary to secondary school.
Bounce Back! offers practical strategies to help children and young people function well at school and in life. A whole school social and emotional learning curriculum program. The programme spans the whole of primary through to mid secondary education (i.e. 5-15 year olds).http://youngfoundationresilience.eventbrite.com/
ACTION FOR HAPPINESS PRESENTS…
World Happy Day
Coronet cinema, Notting Hill
On World Happy Day – 11 Feb 2012 – thousands of people will join together in communities all over the world to experience the film Happy.
Doors will open at 3pm and the film will start at 3:30pm (running time: 75 mins).
Suggested donation £15
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIY Happiness Game training
17 February, 2012 – choice of AM or PM sessions
Jubilee Hall, Covent Garden
Lambeth will be given up to 10 DIY Happiness games and this is an opportunity to receive training on how to facilitate the game
For more information and to book a place please email Caro Swan Carolyn.Swan@slam.nhs.uk or ring 020 3228 1695
Mental Health First Aid refresher day
12th March 2012, 10am-2pm (lunch included)
Stockwell Community Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, SW4 6RA.
Half day event for all those who have attended the Mental Health First Aid training in Lambeth over the past few years. Opportunity to review action plans, get support and advice, share experiences and how you’ve used your knowledge with colleagues and get some top up training.
RSVP to Maria.Loizou@lambethpct.nhs.uk or ring 020 3049 5778.
FREE Enhancing Wellbeing training
10am – 3pm, 5th March 2012
This course will explore the five ways to wellbeing recommended by the Foresight report. It will look at the evidence underpinning this approach, explain the current debates in resilience and positive psychology and apply this knowledge at a personal level and relating to working practice.
FREE Mental Health First Aid training (2 day course)
23/24th Feb, 2012, 11/18th June 2012
Please note delegates MUST attend BOTH days
Mental Health First Aid training is a two day practical course aimed at raising awareness about how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental ill health, improve confidence and provide support and signposting. It is ideal for frontline staff, particularly those working in customer care centres, housing, libraries, Job Centres etc.
Shorter ‘hot topic’ sessions are also available on personal wellbeing, mental wellbeing for those pushed for time!
For more information and to book places on any of these courses contact Lorraine Baker Lorraine.Baker@southwarkpct.nhs.uk or ring 020 7525 1696
Measuring national wellbeing
5pm, 8 March, 2012
A joint meeting of the Official Statistics and Social Statistics Sections will take place at 5pm with tea/coffee from 4.30pm. Speakers: Paul Allin, ONS and Charles Seaford, New Economics Foundation. The ONS began a national debate on measuring the nation’s wellbeing and this will be presented.
To register please email email@example.com or by phone 020 7638 8998.
Time to Change grant funds
Grants scheme ranging from £85, £40k to £20k for projects that raise public awareness about mental health. For more information see http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/grants
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying.
EU Health for Growth Programme
Keep a time diary and see what you learn about how you are using your time and patterns that impact on your enjoyment of life. Identify stuff you are wasting time on (surfing the net, endless TV watching…), things that you enjoy and days where you are trying to do too much.
Let us know whether this newsletter is useful and what other information you would like to see featured in future. If you are doing some great wellbeing work that you’d like others in Lambeth to hear about, then do get in touch at email@example.com
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