Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 17, June 2012


Is there a proven link between housing and happiness?


Full of Life

Watch a video about the Full of Life project – a peer support project to improve the wellbeing and resilience of people aged 65 and over.

Scottish Mental Health Film Festival Call for Entries

Deadline 30 June

Young homeless people suffer increased mental and physical health problems

RSPH Arts and Health Awards 2012

Nominations are invited for individuals, teams or organisations whose work has furthered the contribution of the creative arts in fostering the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

Deadline 16 July



Overload – a film about mental health that anyone can relate to

‘Overload’, directed by Ivan Riches, is a film about how modern day living in South London affects people’s senses; sight, hearing, taste, touch, thought processes, feelings and memories. The film shows people’s accounts of mild to severe effects of overload, what triggers it, how it affects their lives, how it makes them feel and what they do to cope with it.

Mental Health Foundation wellbeing podcasts

Learning for mental wellbeing

Policy & Evidence Reports


London’s business case for employee health and wellbeing


The effect of the school environment on the emotional health of adolescents: a systematic review


Short- and midterm effects of emotional intelligence training on adolescent mental health

Trajectories of psychosocial problems in adolescents predicted by findings from early well-child assessments

Nonresident fathers’ parenting style and the adjustment of late-adolescent boys

Events, Training & Consultations

NICE: Social and emotional wellbeing – early years: consultation on the draft guidance
NICE is developing public health guidance on how the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children aged under 5 years can be effectively supported through home visiting, childcare and early education. All registered stakeholders for the above public health intervention guidance are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations during an 8 week consultation with stakeholders. This consultation will take place between 20 April 2012 and 18 June 2012.

Wellbeing measure taster workshops (New Philanthropy Capital)


Faiths Together in Lambeth AGM

6pm Tues, 12 June, Karibu Centre

Hot buffet available!

Contact 07889 221 847 or email

Carer’s Week in Lambeth (18-24 June)

Carers Hub Lambeth are organising a range of events for Carer’s week (18-24 June) including a relaxation day, information event in Windrush Sq and a picnic! For more information contact or visit

Lambeth Living Well Collaborative meeting

Tuesday 19th June from 1-5pm

Coin St Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford St, London SE1 9NH.

Come and join us in continuing to shape the future of Lambeth’s mental health services. We wish to come together to learn together from the recent Pioneering experiments we have all been doing, in order to understand how you, your service, or your organisation can contribute to ensuring people experience the best recovery journey possible.

Please RSVP to by Thursday 14th June.

Lambeth will be hosting the next Co-production practitioners forum from 10am-12.30pm on 19 June

Lambeth LINk AGM

Wednesday, 20 June, 5-7pm

Lambeth Accord. Speaker – Cllr Rachel Heywood, Vice- Chair, Lambeth Health & Wellbeing Board ‘Getting Citizens Involved in Improving their Health & Wellbeing’ RSVP to

Health and Wellbeing VCS Forum

9.30am – 12.30pm, Thursday 21st June 2012

Lambeth Accord, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

RSVP to LVAC on 020 7737 9460 or email

Who feeds Lambeth?

3.00pm to 7pm, Thursday 21st June, Lambeth Town Hall

Incredible Edible Lambeth, Lambeth Council and NHS Lambeth would like to invite you to take part in an important discussion, “Who Feeds Lambeth?”

We will be working hard at this event and hope to use it to start our work on a food strategy. Specifically we will:

    1. map all the work that we already do to encourage healthy eating, support food growing
    2. identify overlap and potential areas of cooperation
    3. find out what’s missing
    4. start to think about a vision for a better food future, and
    5. make new friends, eat together and explore how we can work together to develop a vibrant food culture across the borough  .

We will be joined by Ruth Wallis, Director of Public Health, NHS Lambeth, Cllr Lib Peck, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member with responsibility of Sustainability, and representatives of Incredible Edible Lambeth, the network of 140+ community food growing projects in Lambeth. And of course you!

Please register by replying to Susan Sheehan, Lambeth Council Sustainability Unit or 020 7926 7672.

Cooltan Arts have various events throughout the month of June including the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (16th June) and the Summer Solstice midnight walk (23rd June). See for more details.

Exploring our Futures

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

Lambeth Inter Faith Walks

14th and 15th July 2012

There will be two walks just before the London Olympics. South London Inter Faith Group is encouraging as many as possible on such walks across London that weekend. On Saturday the 14th the Walk will start at South London Synagogue (Orthodox) at 12.00, pass though Brixton and end at Clapham High Street. On Sunday the 15th the Walk will start at Shree Swawinarayan Temple at 10.00am and follow the Streatham Faith Trail.
Enquiries to Alan Gadd,, 07889 221 847

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

Mental Health First Aid & Enhancing wellbeing training

New dates for 2012’uploads/hplambethlewisham/pdf/T037701.pdf

Building Communities in Coldharbour – Community Challenge Fund

Small grants available between £500-£2750 in the Loughborough Junction area.   Contact Cynthia Roomes on 020 7582 5117 ext 215 or email


Growing Localities

Please contact Sue Sheehan if you are interested in applying


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

Walking provides a great opportunity to clear our heads. When walking (eg. between offices, out at lunch, to the post box) observe your feet touching the ground as you walk. If your focus goes back to thinking about other things simply switch it back to observing your feet touching the ground.

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