Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 16 May 2012



Vulnerable children ‘need the best possible start’

Future thinking events; The State of Community Resilience


What’s the five a day for your mind?


‘Failure week’ at top girls’ school to build resilience


Actions for a happier workplace


50 things to do before you are 11 and three quarters – National Trust bid to get young people outdoors


Race and mental health issues sidelined


Competition! Young people aged 14-19 years old in Lambeth can win tickets to see Kanye West or Jay Z. Please promote.


Alert St Mungo’s if you notice someone sleeping on the streets


How Well London is helping deprived communities to better health




Measuring national well-being what we do


Health and wellbeing boards or talking shops? (King’s Fund)


Updated child health profiles by local authority area (ChiMat)


Must knows on health and wellbeing (Local Government Improvement & Development)


Anti stigma resources aimed at children and young people


The Well-being Zone – aimed at children and young people (quizzes, happy-ometer, moodbook game)


Lambeth Voluntary Action Council have a new website


Lambeth Living Well Collaborative launch site


Policy & Evidence Reports


Understanding Society: Findings 2012

Study of 5000 young people suggesting teenagers who turn their backs on healthy lifestyles are unhappier than their healthier peers


Well-being evidence for policy: A review

This is a large-scale literature review of the current state of well-being knowledge, focusing on evidence of the drivers of well-being. The review describes studies of the effect of these drivers on subjective well-being across different policy areas: the economy, social relationships and community, health, education and care, the local environment, and personal characteristics.


Well-being and the role of government

A response to a collection of essays published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) that criticises the idea of using well-being in policymaking. The briefing addresses the objections raised by the publication and defends the use of well-being measures by governments.


Pursuing rising national well-being: A Sisphyean challenge?

This working paper considers a recent paper by Professor Angus Deaton (2011) of Princeton University which suggests that advocates of well-being measurement should be more cautious.


National Planning Policy Framework

Includes an emphasis on the planning system creating a high quality built environment with accessible services that support a community’s health, social and cultural wellbeing.


Think child, think parent, think family: final evaluation report



Events, Training & Consultations


Where next for wellbeing in Lambeth?

Summary of event held to discuss future focus of work on wellbeing in the borough. Three priority areas chosen were; impact of welfare reform changes, young people, stress & depression and isolation & loneliness. Opportunity to have your say,document,4701,519,00.htm

Deadline for responses Tuesday, 8 May to


Exploring our Futures

4 May, 24  May, 11 July 2012

A programme of events designed to help us generate scenarios for the future of health and social care in Lambeth and Southwark. In developing these scenarios I hope that we can build on existing work and:


–  inform and strengthen our own local strategies and decision making

–  help each of us to identify areas of key strategic importance

–  help us as a wider health and social care economy have a shared point of reference and understanding that will support greater partnership working.


The programme of events is funded by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity, delivered by a consortium of the King’s Fund, RAND Europe and idenk, and, crucially, designed by a group of your colleagues and peers from across Lambeth and Southwark, including individuals from the NHS, Social Care, Borough Councils and the LINks.

Book online at


Bounce Back! Resilience and wellbeing at school – training

Multiple dates in London

A one day skills based workshop designed to provide all participants with the knowledge and confidence to use the Bounce Back! Programme within their school. It is a preventative whole-school approach to social and emotional learning. See:


Working in partnership with your local health services and getting it right for people with Learning Disabilities

Monday, 14 May, Guys Hospital, SE1 9RT

Free event to improve health services. For more information contact Mariska Barnett at or ring 020 7932 2673



Learning Day at Lambeth Walk Surgery

5 Lambeth Walk, London, SE11 6SP

10am -4pm, Thursday 17th May 2012

As part of Adult Learners’ Week Lambeth Walk are holding a learning day. There will a gardening group with free seeds, computers for the terrified, a reading group, free books, exercise groups, bread making and much more!

No need to book, just turn up!


Creativity and Wellbeing Week (13th-20th June)

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week is a brand new idea from London Arts in Health Forum. Their hope is that it will shine a light on all the different ways that the arts help and improve the health of Londoners. There is an opportunity to upload any events you have planned during this week. See


Health@Work Summit 2012


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


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


Remember, work isn’t everything. Millions of working days a year are

lost to stress and depresson in the UK so take it easy. Use some of that spare energy to get involved in something new or something you’ve been meaning to do for a while.


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


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