Lambeth Wellbeing Network newsletter Issue 21



There’s no single solution to the many kinds of loneliness


Suicide prevention strategy backed by £1.5 million


Young children’s ambitions ‘hint at emotional strength’


Taking public health above and beyond local government





DCLG wellbeing map (based on ONS data)

The Dept of Communities and Local Government have produced a mapping tool that allows us to explore wellbeing data by ward. The data on the map illustrates how people rate their subjective well-being and is based on recent data collected by the Office for National Statistics.


Stand up Kid – film aimed at young people produced by Time to Change campaign


Prompts for local leaders on suicide prevention


Mindfulness in the workplace web seminar series


Policy & Evidence Reports


Our Common Place – report from Wastewatch, includes work in Lambeth (Weir Estate)


Family Action Perinatal Support Project (Warwick Medical School)


Technique is not enough – A framework for ensuring that evidence-based parenting programmes are socially inclusive (BPS)


WHO European of Social Determinants of Health and the Health Divide


Preventing suicide in England – A cross Government strategy to save lives


An equal start: Improving outcomes in Children’s Centres


New NICE public health briefings

The next briefings are on alcohol and population health and inequity due out in October. Coming out in 2013 are; behaviour change, walking and cycling, obesity, health economics, cost effectiveness and return on investment, contraceptive services, health equity audit, partnership working.


Events, Training & Consultations


Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Training Programme

Various FREE courses available throughout Autumn. Pls email for more details or ring 020 7926 4563.


FREE art classes for the over 50s

Lillian Baylis Old School Community Hub, Lollard St, SE11 6PY

Every Wednesday 1-3 & Thursday 11-4 from Sept 3rd til Dec 21st

Email Sylvia Edwards at or ring 07890 987 586


Celebrating Age Festival

Runs throughout October

Events in the borough celebrating older people; film, music, talks and more!


Community Psychological Therapy Services Follow up meeting

6-8pm, Thurs, 11 October, Lambeth Accord, 336 Brixton Rd, SW9 7AA

Come along to discuss how you can input into the development of the new Lambeth Integrated Psychological Therapy Team.

Email or ring 020 7274 8522


Brixton Reel Film Festival

23-28 October

Celebration for World Mental Health Day using film to explore wellbeing, community and empowerment. UK Premier of ‘Ghost Graduation’, screening of ‘Sing Your Song’ featuring the life of Harry Belafonte and ‘Stanley’s Tiffin Box’. All screenings and events are FREE so book in advance! More info on full programme soon at

If you are interested in volunteering (giving out info or speaking about your experience of mental ill health or what you do for your mental wellbeing) please email in confidence.


Mental Health First Aid training FREE!

Mental Health First Aid training will be held on:

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 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 or Tracey Jarrett on for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

Building resilience through community arts practice – interim practitioner workshop

12 October


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 or ring 020 7701 2696.


Brixton Reel 2012

23-28 October

Free film festival to celebrate World Mental Health Day

More soon at

If you are interested in getting involved; volunteering on the day, speaking from personal experience etc pls email


Council Tax Support Scheme consultation

Deadline for responses: 19 October


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


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


Bounce Back Training

23 January, 2013 (venue tbc)

FREE to secondary and primary school staff in Lambeth

Bounce Back is a one day course which will cover the practices schools can provide to foster pupil resilience and how to embed this into the curriculum. The course is delivered by the Young Foundation and funded by NHS Lambeth CCG. More details here:

To apply for a place please email


Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment training

12 Dec, 16  Jan & 6 March (delegates must attend all sessions)

Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth St, London, SE1 6NX

£200 per delegate (subsidised by the Royal Society of Public Health, delivered by SLAM NHS Trust mental health promotion team)

To book please email Caro Swan

For more information contact Sadie King or ring 020 3228 1698.



Lambeth Community Fund – Wellbeing and Happiness Grants

This programme, supported by NHS Lambeth CCG, is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of Lambeth residents. Funding (£500-£2000)  is available under the following themes:

–       Address the impact of welfare reforms

–       Give young people skills and tools to cope with stress and depression and build resilience

–       Tackle isolation and loneliness and build social networks


Closing date Friday 2 November by 5pm. PLEASE READ THE APPLICATION GUIDANCE BEFORE APPLYING. For any questions contact Cathy on 020 7582 5117 or email


Wellbeing Tip


Get to know people in your local community. It will help to make life easier and more enjoyable. There are many ways to do this; by introducing yourself to a neighbour, joining a local group/club/campaign or having a chat to the cashier in the supermarket. Being connected to people in our community helps us feel like we belong and has an impact on our happiness and that of the people around us.


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


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