Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – #24, January, 2013

Happy New Year!



A cathedral for GPs: the south London health centre with big civic ambition


Self harm calls to childline show biggest increase


Young people prefer online services to tackle self harm


60% of young people are ‘often or sometimes lonely’


Smoking health harm campaign launched


Obese and unhealthy people could face benefit cuts


Student suicides rise along with debt burdens


Survey reveals worrying state of CAMHs


Finances revealed as number one cause of anxiety: One in three stress about money every single day


‘Let nature be your teacher’: Bhutan takes conservation into the calssroom


Wellbeing is contagious (for better or worse)


Quitting smoking ‘reduces anxiety’


Cities of the future should be designed with wellbeing in mind


Mentally ill children locked up by police

and s136 – what are my rights?


67% increase in bullying leading to eating disorder


Rising fears about ‘mad axeman’ murderers not borne out by statistics




Our Watch (resources to help start a neighbourhood watch scheme)


Neighbourhood Return – register someone who is at risk of getting lost


The role of online and online peer support for young people who self-harm

Good practice guidance


Tracking economic and child income deprivation at neighbourhood level in England: 1999 to 2009


Talking wellbeing


Early years discussion kit


Alcohol discussion kit


Census 2011 for England


Health Survey for England – 2011

Health, social care and lifestyles


Council cuts: budget changes in your area


FREE Ten keys to happier living postcards


Shooting Star – outcomes star for secondary school


National General Practice profiles


Talking wellbeing: a discussion kit for young people


Happiness and Well-being School Improvement Self-Evaluation Handbook


Wellbeing measure for young people workshops


Free cycle training for all

Learn to cycle safely and confidently on London’s roads. From absolute beginners to advance commuter cycling, the training is FREE and open to everybody who lives, works or studies in Lambeth. or call 0845 373 0337

Casserole Clubs

Policy & Evidence Reports


Is psychological wellbeing linked to the consumption of fruit and vegetables?


Youth Advice: a mental health intervention?


A Qualitative Study of Children, Young People and ‘Sexting’


Children and young people’s health and wellbeing in changing times


Guidance for commissioning public mental health services (Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health)


Action on obesity


Men, suicide and society (The Samaritans)


NICE Pathway 42 Obesity-Working with Local Communities


Communities and Local Government Committee – Fifth Report


The relationship between parent’s subjective well-being and the life satisfaction of their children in Britain


The impact of pupil behaviour and wellbeing on educational outcomes


Perth Charter for the Promotion of Mental Health and Wellbeing


Resilience illusion (The Young Foundation)


Rowing against the tide


Events, Training & Consultations


Volunteers Needed – Warm and Well Project

To offer support to older people getting about, dog walking, shopping, odd handy jobs around the house. If you can spare between 1 to 6 hours a week during January, February and March to help, we would like to hear from you!

Please contact Jonathan at Age UK Lambeth on:

0759860338 or email


Zero waste challenge – win £100 for a community group of your choice


Mental health needs of young people from black and minority ethnic groups
This course from YoungMinds is for practitioners with children, young people and families who want to explore ways of working positively with children and young people from black and minority ethnic communities to promote good mental health. It will be of interest to people working in universal, targeted and specialist services and to those in the voluntary and community sector.
Location: London
Start date: Tuesday, 29th January 2013


Horniman Museum Community Symposium & Training Day

Tuesday 29th January 2013, 9.30am to 4.30pm.

This workshop-based day will include:

–       An opportunity to find out how to get involved in the Horniman’s major 3 year project ‘Collections, People, Stories’

–       Hands on workshops in how to use the museum’s resources of thousand objects from around the world with your group and clients

–       Inspiring talks and case studies to give you ideas of projects using the museum and its anthropology collections

–       A chance to have a say in the way the museum works with its local communities

Details about the Symposium can be found on the Horniman Website and a copy of the flyer is attached to this email.

To book a place please contact, or telephone 0208 2918690


A voice and a choice: right here showcase event exploring best practice and youth involvement in supporting the mental and emotional wellbeing of yound people

Monday 4 February, The Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, London, NW1 2BE

Enquiries to Faye Williams Conference fee £75


Alcohol Strategy Consultation

Deadline 6 February 2013


Public Mental Health and Wellbeing: Measurement, Determinants and Promotion

5-7 February, 2013

Warwick Medical School


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.

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

24th and 25th January 2013

14th and 15th March 2013

Please contact Stephanie Mckinley on or Tracey Jarrett on for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

Building Resilience: Workshop for Women

Tuesday 22nd January 9:30- 1pm in SW17

For full details please see


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.

Volunteering at Tate South Lambeth Library

3-5pm, Tuesday, 29 January

180 South Lambeth Rd, London, SW8 1QP

Job opportunity – Community Organiser Trainees

Stockwell Partnership and High Trees Community Development Trust, in partnership with Locality, are looking to recruit 6 Community Organiser Trainees to work in Lambeth. This is a 51 week programme to develop skills and experience in Community Organising.

Contract: 51 week fixed term contract with Locality from March 25th 2013 – March 17th 2014.

Salary: £8.50 per hour.

Hours: 30-35 hours per week

Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 23 January 2013 (midday)

Information sessions:

If you are interested in finding out more, attend one of our information sessions. Community Organisers, Mark and Kathleen from Cambridge House, Southwark, will be speaking about their experiences and answering your questions. The sessions are being held on:

Monday 14th January 5-6pm at Stockwell Partnership, 157 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XN Monday 14th January 6.30-7.30pm at High Trees Community Development Trust, St Martins Learning Centre, 220 Upper Tulse Hill SW2 2NS

To confirm your attendance, please email, with the subject line ‘Information session 5pm’ or ‘Information session 6.30pm’ to inform us which session you will be attending.

To find out more and apply please visit:


Draught Busting Events (throughout Feb and March)


Tudor Trust aims to support voluntary and community groups working in any part of the country, with an emphasis on smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society and organisations which support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. Grants range from £10,000 to £100,000.

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme awards one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000 to registered charities, schools and not for profit organisations. The funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children living in the local communities around our stores in the UK. Closing date for applications is 30th January 2013.


Comic Relief local communities fund

Deadline 1 March

Youth Music funding

Deadline 27 March


Wellbeing Tip

Exercise does not have to be dull or painful and it doesn’t have to be a formal activity such as a gym class. It could be ordinary things like taking the stairs, playing with your kids, walking the dog or doing some DIY. Choose an exercise you enjoy and start slowly and build up.

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