Lambeth Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 26

News

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 naraujo@rsph.org.uk or ring 020 7265 7322
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/latest-news/press-releases/press-release1.cfm/pid/CF7270E4-2119-4639-93C06DE512F182E5

It’s getting to be a habit…but not quite yet
http://youngfoundation.org/health-wellbeing-ageing/its-getting-to-be-a-habit-but-not-quite-yet/

Lambeth steps up public awareness campaign on benefits cuts
http://lambethnews.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/lambeth-steps-up-public-awareness-campaign-on-benefit-cuts/

Research suggests highest stress levels among UK office workers
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5507019644/?ref=enivte001&invite=MzEzMDQyNC9TaGVycnkuQ2xhcmtAc2xhbS5uaHMudWsvMA==&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&ref=enivte001

How the economy is changing the way we need to think about employee wellbeing
http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/features/1076290/how-economy-changing-employee-wellbeing?WT.rss_f=Home&WT.rss_a=How+the+economy+is+changing+the+way+we+need+to+think+about+employee+wellbeing&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Employee wellbeing the key to reducing sick leave, says TUC
http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1076270/employee-wellbeing-key-reducing-sick-leave-tuc

Santa Monica measures wellbeing
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/pam-oconnor/mayors-challenge-santa-mo_b_2711428.html?utm_hp_ref=mayors-challenge

Doctors: urgent action on alcohol needed
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/mar/01/doctors-action-alcohol

Have we lost the battle to improve health inequalities?
http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/time-to-think-differently/blog/have-we-lost-battle-improve-health-inequalities

Government must draw on lessons from abroad to tackle child poverty
http://www.ncb.org.uk/news/government-must-draw-on-lessons-from-abroad-to-tackle-child-poverty?utm_source=Linx+267+-+21+Feb+-+good+impact+practice%2C+local+healthwatch%2C+child+poverty+&utm_campaign=linx267&utm_medium=email

New early intervention foundation launched
http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/policy/policyviewer.aspx?PWID=893&BID=206&PID=997fec3b-1129-4711-9903-eb19a18dccaf

NHS recognises that mindfulness meditation is good for depression
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/feb/26/mindfulness-meditation-depression-nhs?CMP=twt_fd

Life Circles: a dance project with the frail elderly

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day
http://blog.mindapples.org/2013/02/20/university-mental-health-and-wellbeing-day/

MPs and the ‘stigma’ of mental illness
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9874192/MPs-and-the-stigma-of-mental-illness.html

Resources

Mental Health and Wellbeing Guide for Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual People
http://www.lgf.org.uk/Get-support/Mental-Health/?utm_source=LGF+weekly+bulletin&utm_campaign=e3bdd059ef-LGF_Weekly_Bulletin_02_19_2013&utm_medium=email

A common sense approach to working with women with health and wellbeing needs in the criminal justice system
http://www.together-uk.org/guide-launched-to-ensure-womens-health-and-wellbeing-needs-are-not-missed-by-criminal-justice-staff-2/

Boing Boing resilience materials
http://www.boingboing.org.uk/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=sections&Itemid=53

Talking wellbeing – a discussion kit for young people
http://www.ncb.org.uk/talkingwellbeing

Resilience and results – how to improve the emotional and mental wellbeing of children in your school
http://www.cypmhc.org.uk/media/common/uploads/ResilienceResultsprintfriendly.pdf

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.
http://www.empathyfilm.com/

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

Counselling (Children and Young People’s IAPT)
http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/cyp-iapt/counselling/

Resilience in the Recession (a collection of blogs put together by LSE)
http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/files/2012/12/Wellbeing-Resilience-and-Work-v-5.pdf

Policy & Evidence Reports

Who is going to employ me? Reflections on resilience interventions for older unemployed men
http://youngfoundation.org/resilient-communities-housing/who-is-going-to-employ-me-reflections/

Examination of identity and romantic relationship intimacy associations with wellbeing in emerging adulthood
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15283488.2012.716381?journalCode=hidn20

Tackling child poverty and promoting children’s well-being: lessons from abroad
http://www.ncb.org.uk/media/892335/tackling_child_poverty_1302013_final.pdf

A Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy for Lambeth – summary of a development workshop
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9rkKp4qMfzKb25mVFpTd3V4Q0k/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1

Brain imaging analysis can identify participants under regular mental training
http://mindbodymot.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/sato-2012-journal-pone-0039832.pdf

Events, Training & Consultations
Brixton Supplementary Planning Document consultation
Deadline for responses 15 March
http://futurebrixton.org/

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 kbriggs@lambeth.gov.uk 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 Andrew@rethinkingcities.net

Mental Fight Club film events
Throughout March – films exploring recovery, trauma and mental illness
http://mentalfightclub.com/events/

Love Music Leeds – festival promoting the link between music and wellbeing
http://www.lovemusicleeds.org.uk/

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
http://www.tatesouthlambethfriends.org/ 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 lorraine.baker1@nhs.net 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 Tracey.Jarrett@slam.nhs.uk for more information on the Lambeth only courses.

Innovative Practices in Arts, Health and Wellbeing: Spotlight on Museums and Art Galleries
12 March, 2013
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/training-solutions/index.cfm/id/A50F4F22-8226-4E48-8A310C28B00EFFDA

Draught Busting Events (throughout Feb and March)
http://ttbdraughtbusters.co.uk/draught-busting-events/

An evening with John Kabat-Zinn (father of modern mindfulness teaching)
6.30-8.30pm, Thursday 28 March
http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5507019644/?ref=enivte001&invite=MzEzMDQyNC9TaGVycnkuQ2xhcmtAc2xhbS5uaHMudWsvMA==&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend&ref=enivte001

Brixton Give and Take Market
30 March 2013
http://www.brixtonmarket.net/home/brixton-give-and-take-market/

NEW Community Choir for Lambeth and Southwark
For adults 18+, no auditions, FREE childcare, sing a wide range of music
Sign up at thelocalvocals@gmail.com
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 JAgudelo@certitude.org.uk

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 Cynthia@londoncf.org.uk or ring 07730 219 085

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 17-22 June
http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/week/information-event-organisers#overlay=node/add/event

Impact art fair – call for submissions by 23 April
26-28 July
Email info@creativefutures.org.uk or ring 01273 234 780
http://www.impact-art-fair.org.uk

Call for papers – The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international conference, Sydney, Australia
Deadline 30 April
http://www.artsandhealth.ie/2013/02/11/call-for-papers-the-art-of-good-health-and-wellbeing-international-conference/

Funding
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
http://www.londoncf.org.uk/downloads/Man%20Charitable%20Trust%20Community%20Programme%20Guidelines%202013.pdf

Other funds available in Lambeth:
http://www.londoncf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/lambeth.aspx

Youth Music funding
http://network.youthmusic.org.uk/funding
Deadline 27 March

Wellbeing Tip
Stressed out already and it’s only Monday? Try relaxing with MHF’s wellbeing podcasts
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/podcasts/

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