Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 22 November, 2012



Parks and green space are precious, but should councils have to pay for them?


Looking out for mental wellbeing


CCTV increases people’s sense of anxiety


UK wellbeing still 13% below pre-crisis levels


Brixton Reel LIVE on Colourful Radio FM. Listen to Cary Sawhney and Lucy Smith talking about the project

(programme 27, 2012-10-24 12.00 about 11 mins in) and were also on the Sunny and Shay Show, BBC Radio London on 27th Oct  (about 9 mins in, 1 day left to hear!)


How conservation projects are improving public health


National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing launched


Ed  Miliband: time to stop caricatures of mentally ill


100 Snow Wardens needed to blitz streets and keep Lambeth moving this Winter




Young Minds Parents’ Helpline

0808 802 5544


NICE briefing for local authority – workplace health


State of the Borough report 2012,document,4769,180,00.htm


Resilience and results: How to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people in your school


London ward wellbeing scores


JSNA navigator – children and young people


Sexual health balanced scorecard


Policy & Evidence Reports


Recovery, mental health and wellbeing (Centre for Mental Health)


NICE guidance: Social and emotional wellbeing early years


A Chance to Change (Centre for Mental Health report on parenting programmes)


More than just the veg – Growing community capacity through Local Food projects


Protecting People, Promoting Health A public health approach to violence prevention for England


Events, Training & Consultations


Emergency Support Scheme consultation

The Government is abolishing the current system of discretionary Social Fund grants and loans administered by the Department of Work and Pensions. These will be replaced by local welfare assistance schemes (run by local authorities) that will replace Community Care Grants and most Crisis Loans. This will be effective from 1 April 2013.

We have limited funding available so want to make sure that any new system we introduce in Lambeth is fair and transparent

You can complete an online questionnaire by going to or contact us in any of the following ways. Paper copies of the questionnaire are available on request.

Consultation deadline

This consultation will end on 28 November 2012 at 5pm.


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


Mental Health First Aid training FREE!

Mental Health First Aid training will be held on:

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.


Mindapples seminar, RSPH

15 November



Recovery, public mental health and wellbeing – ImROC lunchtime webinar series

Book online

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.



VCS funding – new grant programme (Department of Education)


Wellbeing Tip


Winter wellbeing



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