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 Kirsty.email@example.com.
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 – www.time-to-change.org.uk/londonvillage.
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
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
Black Dog Tribe – blackdogtribe.com – aims to give the one in four who suffers from poor mental health a voice by bringing them together online. Ultimately blackdogtribe.com 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 blackdogtribe.com to their suite of support tools when giving advice.
Promote your events for young people
Uchoose Lambeth http://uchooseonline.co.uk/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
http://www.hpac.lslsis.nhs.uk (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 email@example.com 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: Tamara.Russell@mindbodymot.com
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.
FIND OUT/TALK ABOUT – CHANGES TO COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 LBSAT@lambethpct.nhs.uk 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 Lorraine.Baker@southwarkpct.nhs.uk 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. http://edu.surveygizmo.com/s3/789509/Can-Mindfulness-enhance-savoring
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. http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/grants
If you are interested in being part of a partnership bid for Lambeth, please email email@example.com
Music can manipulate our mood. Listen to an uplifting or cheerful song to improve energy levels and emotional well-being.
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