Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 23 December, 2012




Myatt’s Field Park in top ten People’s Choice Award (organized by Keep Britain Tidy’s Green Flag Plus Partnership)

More about Myatt’s Field Park at and their food blog is at


Wellbeing and policymaking – an update from Sir Jeremy Heywood


Money isn’t everything: UK well-being remains level despite downturn–britain-remains-happy-despite-recession-20112012-125733099.html


Unhappiest people in Britain not always the most deprived, says report


Children’s worries ignored by parents


Learning mirrors pay rise boost to happiness


NHS shakeup tackles disparity between mental health and physical health services


Flexible parental leave to revolutionise parents’ lives at work and home


Doctors react with dismay as public health committee is scrapped


How public health can help the neediest parents


Young Foundation/Mind resilience in the community project




‘Pen and Tonic’ Writing exercises that work

A handbook of tips and exercises for using writing for health with groups and for personal development


Available to borrow from the Lambeth & Southwark Health Promotion library


Wellbeing Outcome Star


New Philanthropy Capital wellbeing measure for young people,12GLF,461V4U,3AKA3,1

Info on testing and validation here:,12GLF,461V4U,3AKA3,1


National well-being wheel of measures


National wellbeing interactive graph

OECD ‘Your better life index’


How your local areas demographics have changed in 10 years


Lambeth JSNA web page update


BBC mental health resource


Crowd fund – initiative to get investment into high streets


Public Health Outcomes data tool


Cycle training and initiatives in Lambeth


FREE Action for Happiness postcards


No health without mental health: guides for local services


Engage toolkit – supporting black and minority ethnic family carers


Local Healthwatch, health and wellbeing boards and health scrutiny – Roles, relationships and adding value


Improving the Health and Wellbeing of People with Learning Disabilities: An Evidence-Based Commissioning Guide for Clinical Commissioning Groups


The Older People’s Health and Wellbeing Atlas


Start a Mens’ Shed

Mensheds Australia brings much needed support to starting and operating a men’s shed and to the opportunities and projects by providing an extensive support infrastructure, including this Website, the Helpdesk, the Resource Centre and the Network

Bromley are doing it!

Age of Creativity website

Request for projects to add material

Wellbeing and Place

Book edited by Sarah Atkinson

Policy & Evidence Reports

Wellbeing patterns uncovered

IAPT 3 year report – the first million patients

ONS Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2012


Re-thinking Neighbourhood Planning: From consultation to collaboration


Running away (yp’s views on running away from care)


Measuring National Wellbeing Measuring young people’s wellbeing, 2012


Girls’ attitudes survey


Life gets under your skin


The association between mental health, stress and coping supports in mothers of children with autism and spectrum disorders


Events, Training & Consultations


Alcohol Strategy Consultation

Deadline 6 February 2013


Mental wellbeing and your work: what resources would you find useful?
FPH’s board has agreed that mental wellbeing is a key policy priority for the organisation. We would like to know what resources you would find useful to support your work on this issue. It should take just a few minutes to fill in this short questionnaire ( to help them ensure we provide relevant and practical resources.


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:21st and 22nd February 2013 (Gracefield Gardens, Streatham)4th and 5th March 2013 (Tooley Street, London Bridge)

6 March, Mental Health First Aid Lite

Pls contact to book.

Time Bank Lambeth South Central & Minet Hub Celebration

10.30am-2.30pm, Wednesday, 5th December

Celebration with lunch, time banking workshops, meet Time Banks in Lambeth, laughter therapy workshop, live music and dancing

Ring Funmi or Roz on 020 3228 6821 or 07973 304 797.


London Health, Work and Well-being Forum – Wednesday 5 December at City Hall from 2pm to 4.30pm

Speaker details included on the eventbrite link with a third speaker to be confirmed.

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

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.

Bounce Back Training

23 January, 2013 (International House, Brixton)

FREE to VCS, 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

Free Resilience roadshow event – Tuesday 29 January at City Hall from 2pm to 5.30pm

This event focuses on psychological research into resilience and introduces tools found to be effective for individuals and organisations, particularly from the field

of positive psychology.  This is a popular topic for the current economic climate.  More information at the eventbrite link.

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.


Small grants scheme (up to £5k) for health and wellbeing of children and young people

For more information and an application form please contact Candice Clark, NHS Lambeth CCG on 020 3049 4263


It is anticipated that the Small Grants Scheme will fund health promotion activities that are led by young people and/or their parents/carers from some of the following groups:

  • Children Looked After
  • Teenage parents
  • Young people with low educational attainment or those excluded from school
  • Young people with low self-esteem
  • Boys and young men
  • Young people who partake in risky behaviour (e.g. substance misuse, risky sexual behaviour, gangs, violence or self harm)

Please see below examples of projects we may consider funding:

  • Health promotion workshops for young people and/or parents/carers
  • A young people’s health community event
  • A project that takes an arts-based approach to health and wellbeing
  • Other suggestions welcomed


Deadline for applications 18 December, 2012

Cooperative community fund


Pocket Parks initiative

  • grants of up to £50K
  • funding round 1 open now (open to boroughs)
  • funding round 2 open spring (open to community groups)

If you are interested in being a partner in a Lambeth bid during funding round 1 please contact


Wellbeing Tip

Future me

Write a letter to your future self! Send your future self some words of inspiration. Or maybe give them a swift kick up the backside! Or just share some thoughts on where you’ll or what you’ll be up to in a year, three years…more? And then Futureme will do some time travel magic and deliver the letter to you. FutureYou, that is! 😉


Something everyday that makes you smile!


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