Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 14 March 2012



Government is not delivering on mental health

The government’s mental health strategy set out five key issues affecting mental health, but current policy across departments is failing to address them


New resources for the children and young people’s IAPT project announced—-/


The Lambeth and Southwark Social and Peer groups are for young people

aged 11 – 19 years who have a visual impairment.  Activities

range from trips to the cinema to cooking, street dance and visit to Thorpe Park or Chessington. They have lots of new activities planned for 2012 and they are all FREE!

They are looking for new members to join us so why not come along, have

fun, meet new people and tell them what you would like to do next!  Please

contact Kirsty for more details on – 020 7808 6111 or email


Get people talking with Time to Change

Time to Change is looking for people with experience of mental health problems to talk to the public about mental health.They’re heading down to Riverside walkway at London’s South Bank on Saturday 31 March for the Time to Change Village – a pop-up space where people can learn about mental health in a fun and interactive way.


Volunteer places are available on a first come first served basis with a deadline to respond by Monday 19th March – find out more about how you can get involved on the Time to Change website –


Mindapples receives 120k from the Maudsley Charity


Improve health of NHS workforce, experts say


Emotional reslilience for gangs – video of a project led by the Young Foundation for Harrow Metropolitan Police


My Fair London Campaign

A challenge to candidates for Mayor of London to Reduce Income Inequality in London






London Arts in Health Forum Newsletter

Sign up for news regarding arts and health in the capital


Marmot health inequality indicators for 2012


London Wellbeing ‘Better Together’ conference papers

Conference report:



Elearning: Parental mental health and families

These e-learning resources provide audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring the nature of parental mental health and its impact on families


New Well London website launched


Digital Champions programme – to get more people online

8.4 million people in the UK don’t use the internet. There are wellbeing benefits to being online – online grocery shopping delivery for those who aren’t able to get out and about and cheaper bills if you pay and manage accounts online. This programme aims to enable community members to act as champions to get others online. Could your organisation promote and recruit digital champions? FREE resources, toolkits and tips at  and  Ring 0800 77 1234 to find free local internet courses.


Black Dog – aims to give the one in four who suffers from poor mental health a voice by bringing them together online. Ultimately is about removing the stigma associated with mental illness and giving those affected by it a voice. It is also part of widening the range of support available by harnessing the power of community – something only made possible by the internet. They hope that health professionals will add to their suite of support tools when giving advice.


Promote your events for young people

Uchoose Lambeth is a campaign to promote sexual health among young people. If you have any information about any events in Lambeth that young people could get involved in then email


Can we teach resilience?


Multilingual health promotion resources

Lambeth and Southwark Health Library has updated its directory of websites containing multilingual leaflets and information for patients/the public.  These cover several different topics and languages and come from sources in this country and elsewhere.

You can download the document from the Lambeth and Southwark Health Promotion Access Catalogue: (try a keyword search on “multilingual”).



Policy & Evidence Reports


Timebanking across organisations: how to create an economy of abundance


Be creative, be well

An evaluation of the arts and creative strand of the Well London work


Long term conditions and mental health: the cost of co-morbidities



Improving the mental health of looked after children (Youngminds)


Events, Training & Consultations


Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Strategy

The Forum will be looking at public health/prevention and mental health


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 or by phone 020 7638 8998.


Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Professionals

10am-4.30pm, Friday March 9. Jamyang Buddhist Centre

This one-day workshop will explore the application of mindfulness training in the mental health setting. It will include a mixture of experiential practice, inquiry and didactic teaching. The BMT approach draws on Dharma teachings, neuroscience and Tamara’s experience in the delivery of these techniques across a range of mental health conditions. There is a special emphasis on the use of the body as the primary meditation object. It is aimed at any individual working in the mental health setting with an interest in the clinical application of mindfulness. For more information contact:


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 or ring 020 3049 5778.



Lambeth LINk is hosting a public meeting with South London and and Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) on their proposed changes to how psychological therapies are provided.

Tuesday, March 13, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Lambeth ACCORD, 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA

Contact the LINk Team for further information: 020 7274 8522


Volunteer matching day (Kennington & Oval & Vauxhall Forum)

Saturday, 17 March, St Anselm’s, 286 Kennington Rd, SE11 5DU

If you have volunteering opportunities to offer please contact They are offering 3’ wide space per organisation. Will help you network and fill volunteering vacancies.

Spirituality and Mental Health Masterclasses

6 March, 20 March, 27 March, 24 April, 1 May, 8 May

FREE for SLAM staff and service users

Speakers include Prof Kate Loewenthal, Edna Hunneysett, Isabel Clarke, John Killick, Dr Linda Ross, Professor Peter Gilbert,

For more information email


Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment training

20 March, Full day workshop £165 + vat, Central London

This session is based on a model developed and promoted by Inukshuk and SLAM Partnership as part of their delivery of a national MWIA promotion programme. Delegates will have a basic understanding of the MWIA policy and evidence base for the MWIA framework, consider what we understand by mental wellbeing, have undertaken an MWIA screening, consider how they might take forward MWIA in their organisations and next steps for their own support or training needs.

For more information please call 07951 136 461 or email


Faith and Climate Change in Lambeth

6-8pm, 22 March, Jamyang Buddhist Centre, 43 Renfrew Road, London SE11 4NA

Event for people of faith concerned about climate change, faith communities looking to respond to environmental challenges or generally interested in how faith groups are responding to climate change

RSVP to Alan Gadd at or Sue Sheehan at


Joy Of Sound – Music &  Dance Training Day, Friday 23 March

Training would suit dance & movement practitioners, music workers, support

workers, educationalists, therapists or those with an interest in inclusive

arts. Everyone is welcome if you have been involved in the pastor if you are volunteering regularly. £120.00 Organisations / £90.00 Waged Individuals/ £35.00 Concessions

Please book with Chris or or call Anita on 07740 137383.


Making alcohol harm reduction happen

A launch event for the widespread delivery of Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) across Lambeth

30th March 2012 at the Kia Oval Cricket Club

· 12:30 – 14:30 Lunch & conference event: why IBA in Lambeth?

· 15:00 – 16:30 Open IBA training sessions

To book your free place, please email Natasha at with your details and stating any dietary requirements. Places are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If you have further questions about the event please call James Morris on 020 7450 2930.


FREE Mental Health First Aid training (2 day course)

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 or ring 020 7525 1696


Contribute to development of new wellbeing service in Greenwich

A new service is being developed in Greenwich to creates resilience and address poor mental wellbeing. The developer of this service would like our help (all those aged 25-60 years) by completing this short questionnaire which takes around 13 minutes to complete.


Time to Change grant now open for applications

Funds for projects that change attitudes and behaviour by engaging local communities in meaningful conversations about mental health. People with experience of mental health problems should be involved in the planning and development of the projects at all levels.

If you are interested in being part of a partnership bid for Lambeth, please email


Wellbeing Tip


Music can manipulate our mood. Listen to an uplifting or cheerful song to improve energy levels and emotional well-being.


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