Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter, Issue 20

News

 

Mental health: we mustn’t waste a valuable chance for progress

http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2012/aug/28/mental-health-framework-service-users

 

Spotlight on wellness

http://healthandcare.dh.gov.uk/wellness-agenda/

 

US Fed Reserve gets interested in measuring wellbeing too

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/happy-ben-bernanke-16943135#.UCEzwdlK_MB

 

Class divide in health widens, say think tank

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/aug/23/class-divide-health-widens-thinktank

 

Resources

 

Telling it Like it is – Youth Involvement resource pack (London Community Foundation)

Youth involvement resource pack with useful information about local service providers, accrediting your projects, empowering youth activities, places to take young people, websites that provide guidance and advice on how to encourage youth participation, and get young people’s voices heard.

http://www.londoncf.org.uk/downloads/LCF%20-%20Building%20Communities%20in%20Coldharbour%20-Telling%20It%20Like%20It%20Is%20Resource%20Pack.pdf

 

Local alcohol health profiles

http://www.lape.org.uk/

Sexual health balanced scorecard

http://www.apho.org.uk/default.aspx?QN=SBS_DEFAULT

 

Measuring wellbeing:  a guide for practitioners

http://www.neweconomics.org/publications/measuring-well-being

Penandtonic

Pen and Tonic promotes the health benefits of creative and expressive writing. They share writing exercises and techniques to show how writing and storytelling can be for everyone.…

http://penandtonic.org/

Healthwatch England website launched

http://www.healthwatch.co.uk/

Waste less, Live More week

17-23 September

Free resources and ideas for how to take part at www.wastelesslivemore.com

Your square mile

Resources on how to be an active citizen.

http://www.yoursquaremile.co.uk/

Ivo

Described as a ‘linked in’ for volunteering

http://ivo.org/

Policy & Evidence Reports

Clustering of unhealthy behaviours over time

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/unhealthy_behaviours.html

 

Family Nurse Partnership Evaluation Report

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/08/fnp-evaluation-reports/

 

Reuniting health with planning – healthier homes, healthier communities

http://www.tcpa.org.uk/data/files/TCPA_FINAL_Reuniting-health-planning.pdf

 

Delivering health improvement through the workplace: Supporting local action in London

http://www.lho.org.uk/Download/Public/17926/1/Delivering%20health%20improvement%20through%20the%20workplace.pdf

 

Young people’s views and experiences of GP surgeries in relation to emotional and mental health

http://www.righthere.org.uk/home/assets/pdf/young-people-views-experiences-gp-services-report.pdf

 

Mental health in the new Public Health system

http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/latest-news/press-releases/press-release1.cfm/pid/B91EBBC5-1CED-4AA7-B25ED10E392353E1

 

Report of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/cyp-report/

 

Events, Training & Consultations

Out is the Word by the word is out2-4.30pm, Wednesday 5th SeptemberSharp, 308 Brixton Rd, SW9 6AA

Ring 020 3228 7050

 

Fanon Peer Support Programme Open Day

11.00am – 4pm, 6th September

Fanon Resource Centre, 107 Railton Road, Brixton SE24 OLR

Come along if you are interested in attending a workshop to become a peer supporter. The programme is a chance for BME communities with lived experience of mental health needs to help others in Lambeth.

Contact  Caroline Williams and Odete Daniel on 020 7737 2888 or email cwilliams@southsidepartnership.org.uk or odaniel@southsidepartnership.org.uk

 

Reality bites – welfare reform, the Lambeth story

10am to 1pm, Tuesday 11 September 2012
Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, London, SW2 1RWWe are witnessing the biggest change to our welfare system for 70 years. We’ve been working on local solutions to help people through this challenging time but many of the most significant changes are yet to kick in and will be felt after April 2013. Join us to discuss the changes and their effects. It will be your chance to explore the key elements of the Welfare Reform Act and share information and good practice.RSVP to rbilimoria@lambeth.gov.uk by 3 September

 

Health, wellbeing and loneliness in older age

Lambeth Pensioners’ Action Group and the Lambeth Wellbeing Network

1.30-3.30pm, 17 September

Stockwell YMCA

Speakers confirmed – Laura Ferguson, Director of the Campaign to End Loneliness, Kieron Williams, Head of Health and Wellbeing, London Borough of Lambeth, Nina Mguni, The Young Foundation.

RSVP wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk

 

Mental Health First Aid training FREE!

Mental Health First Aid training will be held on:

27th and 28th September 2012 (Gracefield Gardens, Streatham)

22nd and 23rd October 2012 (Tooley Street, London Bridge)

12th and 13th November 2012 (Tooley Street, London Bridge)

21st and 22nd February 2013 (Gracefield Gardens, Streatham)

4th and 5th March 2013 (Tooley Street, London Bridge)

Pls contact lorraine.baker1@nhs.net to book.

There are also a series of Lambeth only sessions being held on the following dates:

6th and 7th November 2012

24th and 25th January 2013

14th 15th March 2013

Please contact Stephanie Mckinley on Stephanie.McKinley@slam.nhs.uk or Tracey Jarrett on Tracey.Jarrett@slam.nhs.uk for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

Stockwell Festival will be held in Larkhall Park

22nd September between 12 – 6pm

This year the Stockwell Partnership, Friends of Larkhall Park and The Cavendish Arms will be Organising the Festival which will highlight 4 stages showcasing a diverse mix of acts, a Adults Zone boasting a Bar and Comedy tent will sit next to the Carnival Kids area highlighting Entertainers and a Bouncy castle mini village.

Local community groups are also being invited down to help us turn The Stockwell Festival into a proud landmark event within the local community which is not only a one day affair, but a year-long love of all things Stockwell. If you want to get involved email Tristan@thecavendisharmsstockwell.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Stockwell2012 or check out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StockwellFestival2012

Building resilience through community arts practice – interim practitioner workshop

12 October

http://www.lahf.org.uk/building-resilience-through-community-arts-practice-%E2%80%93-interim-practitioner-workshop-brighton-%E2%80%93-12?utm_source=LAHF+Newsletter&utm_campaign=4c80ccffc9-LAHF_Newsletter_6_August_2012&utm_medium=email

 

Cooltan Arts Largactyl Shuffle Sponsored Walk: What’s in a Name? – BRANDED

11.45am, Saturday 13 October

Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ

Join CoolTan Arts’ sponsored walk, celebrate World Mental Health Day and help us raise money to keep CoolTan Arts open and helping people with mental distress. Pleaes contact ed@cooltanarts.org.uk or ring 020 7701 2696.

Brixton Reel 2012

Free film festival to celebrate World Mental Health Day

More soon at www.brixtonreel.co.uk

If you are interested in getting involved; volunteering on the day, speaking from personal experience etc pls email wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk

 

Promoting Mental Health in Schools – a national one day conference

27 November

This is your unique opportunity to take away practical identification and intervention strategies to develop in-school expertise and support whole-school emotional well-being and mental health. Attend interactive and practical sessions focused on: reducing the stigma, communicating with parents, referring to CAMHs, stress and anxiety, self-harm, attachment disorders, eating disorders, low self-esteem and risky sexualised behaviour, bereavement, substance misuse and more.

For further information and a full prog. Pls visit www.oeconferences.com/mental-health

Register before 12/10/12 using promotional code ‘YM1’ for an exclusive 20% off (not in conjunction with any other).

 

Funding

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund

Open now and will fund projects under the following themes:

 

Theme 1: Individual Choice and Control: Care and Support
Theme 2: Delivering Better Health and Care Outcomes
Theme 3: Improving Public Health
Theme 4: Improving Health and Social Care
Theme 5: Building Capable Communities

There is a particular interest in supporting timebanking and time credit schemes. Deadline 14 September http://www.volunteeringfund.com/

 

GSK Impact Awards

Up to 20 awards are available ranging from £3000 to £40, 000 plus access to free training. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old working in the health related field with a total income between £10, 000 and £1.5 million. Deadline 21 September.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/current_projects/gsk_impact_awards/

Time to Change funding

Round 2 open until 21 September.

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/grants

Email grants@time-to-change.org.uk  Queries to Vanessa Gould-Crouch, London Regional Coordinator 07522 764 526

Wellbeing Tip

A Chinese proverb says ‘If you wish to live to the age of 99, please walk 100 steps after each meal’. Go for a walk after dinner before we lose the light evenings!

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 wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk

If you have been forwarded this newsletter by a colleague and would like to receive it, please email wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk with the word ‘Subscribe’ in the subject bar.

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Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 19, August, 2012

News

 

Gus O’Donnell to chair Legatum Institute commission on wellbeing policy

http://www.epolitix.com/members/member-press/member-press-details/newsarticle/gus-odonnell-to-chair-legatum-institute-commission-on-wellbeing-policy/sites/legatum-institute/

 

ONS well-being report reveals UK’s happiness ratings

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18966729

Wellbeing index points way to bliss

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/jul/24/national-wellbeing-index-annual-results

Why Cameron’s happiness agenda can only backfire

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/jul/31/why-camerons-happiness-agenda-backfire

Employers urged to take 3 steps to improve mental health

http://mediacentre.dh.gov.uk/2012/07/24/employers-urged-to-take-3-steps-to-improve-mental-health/

Mental health stigma and discrimination is harming our next generation

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/news/mental-health-stigma-and-discrimination-harming-our-next-generation

In a recession, does wellbeing matter?

http://www.youngfoundation.org/blog/welbeing-and-resilience/in-a-recession-does-wellbeing-matter

Projects funded by Time to Change Round 1 announced

www.time-to-change.org.uk/grants/round-one-projects

 

Resources 

ONS release the first national wellbeing results

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/wellbeing/measuring-subjective-wellbeing-in-the-uk/first-annual-ons-experimental-subjective-well-being-results/first-ons-annual-experimental-subjective-well-being-results.html#tab-Section-5–Countries-of-the-UK-and-English-regions   

A map of subjective wellbeing estimates can be viewed here http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/dvc34/well-being.html (but only goes down to Inner London, not borough level).

Benefits Matters newsletter: An update on benefits for people living and working in Lambeth; training on welfare reform

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/38E80E22-3C8A-49EA-9110-196FD56353E3/0/July2012BenefitsMatters.pdf

Benefit cap online calculator

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/AdviceBenefits/SupportingYou/BenefitCapOnlineCalculator.htm  

Lambeth Health and Wellbeing Board – membership, Terms of ref and papers

http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/moderngov/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=648

‘Look ok, feel crap’ – campaign from Scotland aimed at young adults with mental health issues

http://www.lookokfeelcrap.org/

Campaign to end loneliness – aimed at older adults

http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk/

Loneliness and isolation toolkit for Health & Wellbeing Boards

http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org.uk/toolkit/

Positive News

The world’s leading positive newspaper with a circulation of 60, 000 – great place to promote your work!

http://positivenews.org.uk/

Wellbeing campaign materials available FREE from:

http://www.hpac.lslsis.nhs.uk (browse under ‘Mental Health’ on the left hand menu)

 

Health Profiles: London summary

http://www.lho.org.uk/Download/Public/17944/1/Health%20Profiles%202012_London%20summary_Final%2026.07.12.pdf

 

Youngminds resources on wellbeing for schools

http://www.youngminds.org.uk/training_services/young_minds_in_schools

 

Moral Maze: Should we be treating the cause of mental illness rather than the symptoms?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qk11

Updated mental health and debt guide

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cards/mental-health-guide

The Bond Project

YoungMinds are working with the Department of Education to build capacity in the VCS to provide early intervention in mental health services for children and young people. To get involved or find out more visit www.youngminds.org.uk/bond or email bond@youngminds.org.uk or ring 020 7089 5065.

IAPT children and young people’s project

http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/cyp-iapt/

 

Policy & Evidence Reports

No health without mental health: implementation framework (Department of Health )http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/files/2012/07/No-Health-Without-Mental-Health-Implementation-Framework-Report.pdf

and NHS Confederation briefing here http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/mhn-briefing-247.pdf

NICE briefing – workplace health

http://publications.nice.org.uk/workplace-health-phb2

The wellbeing and resilience paradox

http://www.youngfoundation.org/files/images/lience_paradox_FINAL_pdf_-_Adobe_Acrobat_Pro.pdf

Being Seen, Being Heard: promoting emotional wellbeing for children and young people

http://www.youngfoundation.org/publications/reports/being-seen-being-heard-research-and-recommendations-promote-emotional-wellbeing

Clinical commissioning in action

http://offlinehbpl.hbpl.co.uk/NewsAttachments/PG/NHSCC%20Clinical%20Commissioning%20in%20Action.pdf

Measuring wellbeing briefing paper (NSW Parliamentary Research Service)

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/publications.nsf/0/73BB54BD3EBD62F8CA257A400019C28B/$File/Wellbeing.pdf

Supporting recovery in mental health 

http://www.nhsconfed.org/Publications/Documents/Supporting_recovery_in_mental_health.pdf

 

The impact of economic downturn and policy changes on health inequalities in London report

http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/Content/FileManager/pdf/london-full-rep-medium-res.pdf

 

Events, Training & Consultations

 

Consultation on joint strategic needs assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategy guidance

http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/07/consultation-jsna/

Deadline for submissions 28 September

 

Summer Drama Workshop – FREE

Every Tuesday, 4-6pm, starting 24 July at the Old Library, West Norwood, SE27

For ages 14-19 years. Build your self confidence, develop your creative skills and take part in a final presentation! No experience necessary.

Contact Tony Cealy on 07956 877358 www.tonycealy.com

 

An evening with Ruby Wax

7-9pm, Wednesday, 15 August

Ruby will share what she’s learnt about why people ‘burn out’, how this relates to the inner workings of the human brain and how learning a skill like mindfulness can help us cope better with life’s ups and downs.

Tickets £15 or make a donation that you can afford.

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/3952606352

 

SummerFest2012 organised by Friends of Archbishops Park

12-8pm, 17th August, Archbishops Park

Tea, cakes, pop up Cinema Museum, cooking, sports and circus skills, guided walks, music, poetry, art, Pimms, raffle

Contact Abigail Tripp abstripp@gmail.com or ring 07588 50 26 15 for more information

 

Reality bites – welfare reform, the Lambeth story

10am to 1pm, Tuesday 11 September 2012
Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall, London, SW2 1RW

We are witnessing the biggest change to our welfare system for 70 years. We’ve been working on local solutions to help people through this challenging time but many of the most significant changes are yet to kick in and will be felt after April 2013. Join us to discuss the changes and their effects. It will be your chance to explore the key elements of the Welfare Reform Act and share information and good practice.

RSVP to rbilimoria@lambeth.gov.uk by 3 September

 
 

Stockwell Festival will be held in Larkhall Park

22nd September between 12 – 6pm

This year the Stockwell Partnership, Friends of Larkhall Park and The Cavendish Arms will be Organising the Festival which will highlight 4 stages showcasing a diverse mix of acts, a Adults Zone boasting a Bar and Comedy tent will sit next to the Carnival Kids area highlighting Entertainers and a Bouncy castle mini village.

Local community groups are also being invited down to help us turn The Stockwell Festival into a proud landmark event within the local community which is not only a one day affair, but a year-long love of all things Stockwell. If you want to get involved email Tristan@thecavendisharmsstockwell.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Stockwell2012 or check out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StockwellFestival2012

Promoting Mental Health in Schools – a national one day conference

27 November

This is your unique opportunity to take away practical identification and intervention strategies to develop in-school expertise and support whole-school emotional well-being and mental health. Attend interactive and practical sessions focused on: reducing the stigma, communicating with parents, referring to CAMHs, stress and anxiety, self-harm, attachment disorders, eating disorders, low self-esteem and risky sexualised behaviour, bereavement, substance misuse and more.

For further information and a full prog. Pls visit www.oeconferences.com/mental-health Register before 12/10/12 using promotional code ‘YM1’ for an exclusive 20% off (not in conjunction with any other).

 

Funding

Youth Mayor Fund 2012

Each year, the Youth Mayor with support from other youth council members allocates a total of £25,000 to projects for young people in Lambeth.  Applications can be made for any amount up to £5,000. Themes; learning opportunities, intergenerational projects, safety.

Applications must be led by young people aged between 11 – 19 years (or up to 25 with additional needs) who live, work or study in Lambeth, and should be supported by an adult. To find out more, please visit www.younglambeth.org, email youthmayor@lambeth.org.uk or call 020 7926 2169. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th August 2012

 

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund

Open now and will fund projects under the following themes:

 

Theme 1: Individual Choice and Control: Care and Support
Theme 2: Delivering Better Health and Care Outcomes
Theme 3: Improving Public Health
Theme 4: Improving Health and Social Care
Theme 5: Building Capable Communities

There is a particular interest in supporting timebanking and time credit schemes. Deadline 14 September http://www.volunteeringfund.com/

 

GSK Impact Awards

Up to 20 awards are available ranging from £3000 to £40, 000 plus access to free training. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old working in the health related field with a total income between £10, 000 and £1.5 million. Deadline 21 September.

http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/current_projects/gsk_impact_awards/

 

Time to Change funding

Round 2 now open until 21 September.

http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/grants

Email grants@time-to-change.org.uk  Queries to Vanessa Gould-Crouch, London Regional Coordinator 07522 764 526

 

Wellbeing Tip

 

Take the 21 day meditation challenge!

https://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bestsellers/RegistrationPage.aspx?BookId=169

 

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 wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk

 

If you have been forwarded this newsletter by a colleague and would like to receive it, please email wellbeing@lambethpct.nhs.uk with the word ‘Subscribe’ in the subject bar.