Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 26


Lambeth’s Public Health Directorate have moved offices to Southwark Council at 160 Tooley St. From 1 April the Directorate merges with the Southwark public health team and will be hosted by the London Borough of Southwark providing a public health resource for both boroughs. We can be contacted on 020 7525 5000.

RSPH Health and Wellbeing Awards – call for applicants 2013
Contact Nelly Araujo or ring 020 7265 7322

It’s getting to be a habit…but not quite yet

Lambeth steps up public awareness campaign on benefits cuts

Research suggests highest stress levels among UK office workers

How the economy is changing the way we need to think about employee wellbeing

Employee wellbeing the key to reducing sick leave, says TUC

Santa Monica measures wellbeing

Doctors: urgent action on alcohol needed

Have we lost the battle to improve health inequalities?

Government must draw on lessons from abroad to tackle child poverty

New early intervention foundation launched

NHS recognises that mindfulness meditation is good for depression

Life Circles: a dance project with the frail elderly

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

MPs and the ‘stigma’ of mental illness


Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People

A common sense approach to working with women with health and wellbeing needs in the criminal justice system

Boing Boing resilience materials

Talking wellbeing – a discussion kit for young people

Resilience and results – how to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of children in your school

Love, Hate and Everything in between
Man’s capacity for kindness and compassion is overshadowed only by his ability to be as cruel and destructive. Love Hate and Everything in Between looks into the world of neuroscience, psychology, education and technology to explore the extraordinary relevance of empathy in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

The Public and Public Health – what to do (IPSOS Mori)

Counselling (Children and Young People’s IAPT)

Resilience in the Recession (a collection of blogs put together by LSE)

Policy & Evidence Reports

Who is going to employ me? Reflections on resilience interventions for older unemployed men

Examination of identity and romantic relationship intimacy associations with wellbeing in emerging adulthood

Tackling child poverty and promoting children’s well-being: lessons from abroad

A Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy for Lambeth – summary of a development workshop

Brain imaging analysis can identify participants under regular mental training

Events, Training & Consultations
Brixton Supplementary Planning Document consultation
Deadline for responses 15 March

Sessions on understanding the changes to the benefits system.
Lambeth Council are holding two open access briefing sessions at Lambeth Accord (Brixton Road) on 5th and 28th March at which we will describe all the impending changes that are happening in regards to benefits and what Lambeth is doing as a council and with its partners to support residents and organisations affected.

There will be two sessions on each day:
• 10am – 12:30pm
• 1:30pm – 4pm

If you would like to book a place on any of these four sessions, please email stating clearly which date/time you wish to attend.

Weaving wellbeing into a neighbourhood
Walkshop and debrief – starting times 9.30 or 2.30 Tuesday 12 March
Start Shoreditch Grind, Old Street, EC1V 9NR
For more info please email

Mental Fight Club film events
Throughout March – films exploring recovery, trauma and mental illness

Love Music Leeds – festival promoting the link between music and wellbeing

Talk by David Marks & Julia Barfield
Tuesday, 12 March, 7pm 180 South Lambeth Road, SW8 1AP
Will talk about selection of projects worked on from their architectural practice in Stockwell Suggested donation £2.

Mental Health First Aid training FREE!
Mental Health First Aid training will be held on:
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 Tracey Jarrett on for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

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

Draught Busting Events (throughout Feb and March)

An evening with John Kabat-Zinn (father of modern mindfulness teaching)
6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 28 March

Brixton Give and Take Market
30 March 2013

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

FREE ASIST – applied suicide intervention skills training
17th and 18th April 2013 from 09:30 to 5pm (both days).
Attendance at the two full days is essential.
31-33 Lumiere Court,
209 Balham High Road
SW17 7BQ
To book a place please email Jessica Agudelo at

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

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 17-22 June

Impact art fair – call for submissions by 23 April
26-28 July
Email or ring 01273 234 780

Call for papers – The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international conference, Sydney, Australia
Deadline 30 April

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

Other funds available in Lambeth:

Youth Music funding
Deadline 27 March

Wellbeing Tip
Stressed out already and it’s only Monday? Try relaxing with MHF’s wellbeing podcasts

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