Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 25 February, 2013


The Marmot public health review: how much progress has been made?

Can we improve wellbeing in cities?

GPs to prescribe self help books for mental health problems
Self help books come in many guises

The new health and social care organisation “Healthwatch” championing the views of local people could be gagged even before it opens its doors

More ethnically diverse populations for UK local areas

Black people continue to be over represented in detentions under the mental health act

People want a more caring and compassionate society

Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 performance tables – gap between poorest pupils and their peers lowest for five years

Instagram facebook app under fire for promoting anorexia

£5.45 billion budget for local public health services announced

Ten things science taught us about happiness in 2012

Lambeth Champions Award

Nearly half of adults feel stressed every day or every few days

Perceived benefits of joint commissioning lag behind reality, new study shows,-new-study-shows-.aspx

CCGs strain to hear voice of patients


Shelter’s rising rents interactive map
Lambeth rents up 6-9.9% in 2011-2012

Time to Change launch new media campaign

Community mental health profiles 2013

FREE resource for secondary schools (Prodigals)

Seminar on Connected Communities which took place in Lambeth on 9 Jan

Trusteeship podcast (Charity Commission)

Public Health Outcomes Data tool

Money Advice Service

Policy and Evidence Reports

The health benefits of mindfulness-based interventions for children and adolescents

Suicides in the UK, 2011

Local government public health briefing on walking and cycling

E-mental health: what’s all the fuss about?

Stronger together: How health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers

Spending on health and social care over the next 50 years. Why think long term? (Kings Fund)…%2050%20years%20low%20res%20for%20web.pdf

London’s Quality of Life Indicators report

Promoting wellbeing through creativity: how arts and public health can learn from each other in Perspectives in Public Health Volume 133 Issue 1, January 2013

Create Streets: Not just multi-storey estates (Policy exchange)

A controlled evaluation of the health benefits of a participative community singing programme for older people (Silver Song Clubs)

Final report and slides on Beyond GDP indicators (Brainpool)

Changemakers: Identifying the key people driving positive change in local areas

Guidance for commissioning public mental health services

Events, Training & Consultations

Independent Commission on Mental Health and Policing

Alcohol Strategy Consultation
Deadline 6 February 2013

Master Gardener Programme
Thanks to the success of the 3-year pilot phase of the Master Gardener programme, we are expanding the thriving network of South London Master Gardeners. Master Gardener volunteers are enthusiastic and knowledgeable fruit and vegetable gardeners. They support, advise and encourage households and groups with food growing.

They are looking for another 20 volunteers with growing experience to help local people and communities grow their own food organically.

NEW Community Choir for Lambeth and Southwark
For adults 18+, no auditions, FREE childcare, sing a wide range of music
Sign up at
0800 689 0037
Mondays 6-7.30pm from 21 Jan onwards
Archbishop Sumner School, Reedworth Street, SE11 4PH
Bus routes 3, 59, 159 & 360
Tube – Kennington and Lambeth North

Health and Wellbeing Board (Shadow) Meeting (in public)
6pm, Weds, 6 February, Rm 8, Lambeth Town Hall, Brixton
Contact Tim Stephens on 020 7926 2754 or email

Second Spirituality and Mental Health Masterclass Season
6 February to 23 April 2013
FREE event for SLAM staff, service users and other interested parties
Email for more full programme and booking

Public Mental Health and Wellbeing: Measurement, Determinants and Promotion
5-7 February, 2013
Warwick Medical School

Loughborough Womens’ Group
9 Feb – 30 April
Handicrafts, food growing and gardening, a listening skills course, an introduction to money management, tai chi and yoga, special trips and events. ICT training, advice looking for jobs, employment skills and help with setting up your own business.
FREE childcare available.
For more information contact Cynthia Roomes or ring 07730 219 085

Open Day at Durning Library
10am-8pm, Wednesday, 13 February
Library staff and the Friends of Durning Library will be on hand to answer your questions about the library and its services
Email Audrey Hudson for more info at

Valentine’s Party hosted by North Lambeth Time Bank
2.30-6.30pm, Thursday 14 February
RSVP to Sylvia Edwards

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:
14th and 15th March 2013
Please contact Stephanie Mckinley on or Tracey Jarrett on for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

Mental well-being market place @The Dragon Café
12-6pm on Monday 25 February 2013
Creative, recreational and mental health organizations
Head, hand and foot massage
Performances by poets and musicians
Demonstrations of tai chi, boxing, mindfulness, cooking and dancing
To book your place email

Health and Wellbeing Strategy consultation
12pm-7pm, Thurs, 28 February, The Kia Oval, Kennington
Pls hold date in your diary. More soon.

Innovative Practices in Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Spotlight on Museums and Art Galleries
12 March, 2013

Draught Busting Events (throughout Feb and March)


Man Charitable Trust Community Programme
London Community Foundation
Fund themes – disadvantaged youth, literacy and numeracy and vulnerable populations (homeless, domestic violence victims, addictions, mental health)
Grants of up to £7500 are available.
Deadline 8 March, 2013

Comic Relief local communities fund
Deadline 1 March
Youth Music funding
Deadline 27 March

Wellbeing Tip

Lack of emotional awareness can mean we don’t aleays process our emotions or spend time avoiding them or sedating them with cigarettes, alcohol or caffeine. By welcoming our emotions and avoiding labeling them as good or bad we can use them as helpful information and process them better. Share your feelings with a friend!

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