Lambeth & Southwark Wellbeing Network Newsletter


Bedroom tax will push Lambeth tenants to the brink, warns charity

Social isolation ‘increases death risk in older people’

£5k competition for schools with the best mental health programmes

The long shadow cast by childhood bullying on mental health in adulthood

Unhappy childhood linked to heart risk in later life

Developing good character matters more than passing exams

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University mental health support should start well ahead of time

What health professionals should know about eating disorders


Live or work in Lambeth and Southwark?
3% fixed interest Cash ISA available from London Mutual Credit Union (most banks and building society’s now offering under this rate unless you tie up the money for a few years)

Can we afford to ignore community resilience? (podcast), The Young Foundation

DIY Happiness games for hire
There are 5 DIY happiness display sets available for loan from Reay House Library. The wider collection can be searched through their online catalogue (see webpage – – or go direct to To book larger items please ring first.

Contact Lucy Reid, Reay House Library on 020 3228 6141 You can also get access to journal articles and reports through the Library service.

FREE health promotion materials to order
NOW includes ‘five ways to wellbeing’ leaflets in Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

What Health and Wellbeing Boards can do to help children and young people with mental health problems

Parental depression and the challenge of preventing mental illness in children

Child health profiles
Emotional health of children in Lambeth = 49.9 (average is 56, worst is 44)
For Southwark=53.6 BUT data is from Tellus4 survey from 2009. More recent local data available from SHEU.

Health impact of physical inactivity toolkit

Mapping outcomes for social investment (New Philanthropy Capital),1AS6Q,461V4U,4HTTY,1

Resilience resources

Simple Payment is a way for people who don’t have an account to collect benefit, pension or child maintenance payments. They’re only available in very limited circumstances.

New app for young people in London

Be Mindful

Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool

Free online prediction tool for new cases of psychotic disorder in England & Wales

Free resources to tackle stigma relating to mental ill health

Taking care of business – resources for workplace mental health,1DP9D,8BO1NJ,4OMF1,1

Policy & Evidence Reports
Role of local authorities in health issues
Concerns on national emergencies, screening, need to broaden membership of Health & Wellbeing Boards, ensuring information sharing procedures are in place, perverse incentive of health outcome linked to funding etc—report/

Tackling mental health issues: local government’s new public health role

Whole-person care: from rhetoric to reality: Achieving parity between mental and physical health

Working for Health Equity: The Role of Health Professionals

The student wellbeing model: a conceptual framework for the development of student well-being indicators,1AS6Q,461V4U,4HRI5,1

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

Wellbeing and civil society: Estimating the value of volunteering using subjective wellbeing data

Do positive children become positive adults? Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort study

School based counselling in UK secondary schools: a review and critical evaluation

Positive psychology interventions: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies
Found that interventions can be effective in enhancing subjective and psychological wellbeing as well as reducing depressive symptoms. Additional high-quality peer reviewed studies needed.

A population-level prediction tool for the incidence of first-episode psychosis: translational epidemiology based on cross-sectional data

Briefing on what health and wellbeing boards can do to help children and young people

Events, Training & Consultations
Sleep, depression and anger workshops (Lambeth Psychological Therapies Service)
Saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm, Fanon Resource Centre, Brixton
To attend the workshops ring 020 3228 6747 or ask your GP to be referred.

Wellbeing Workshops (Southwark)
Next available workshop self confidence, July
To register email

Regeneration of Somerleyton Road
Various workshops throughout April
For more information contact Social Life

Film screening of ‘Amour’, East Dulwich Tavern
18 April
(profits go to Paxton Green Time Bank)

FREE Well-being Measure Workshop
22 April 2-4.30pm, Kings Place,1AS6Q,461V4U,4HTTW,1#

Understanding mental health and wellbeing RSPH course
RSPH has now developed a Mental Health and Wellbeing Qualification:
1. An introductory exploration of mental health and wellbeing
2. Equality of esteem between physical and mental health, the mind / body relationship
3. How to improve mental health and wellbeing using the “Five Ways to Wellbeing”
4. Understanding and application of the theoretical models of wellbeing
5. Fostering protective factors and building positive mental health across society
Email Gina Mohajer or ring 020 7265 7327

Consultation on the draft Local Plan and Sustainability Appraisal
Deadline for responses 26 April

Violence against women and girls training (FREE)
For 2013-14 brochure please email or ring 020 7926 4878

Introduction to Timebanking
9.30am-1pm, 30 April, venue tbc
Find out more about what timebanking is, hear about the benefits, meet existing timebank experts in the borough and learn how you might incorporate timebanking in your organisation.
To book a place please email

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

Feel better with a Book
is a new weekly group to share reading
at Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road SE16 7AR
every Wednesday 11am to 1pm
phone 020 7525 2515 or

Has reality bitten yet?
10am – 12.30pm, Tuesday 7 May
Assembly Hall, Lambeth Town Hall
1 in 6 Lambeth residents are affected by the Government’s cuts to benefits. Following on from the ‘Reality Bites’ conference in September 2012 the council would like to invite you back to update everyone and share new ideas. Please hold the date!

FREE workshops to help with monitoring and evaluation

Connect + Act: a collaborative event to tackle loneliness
19 June, Central London – £35 early bird offer

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 17-22 June
Opening events announced

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

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

Weaving wellbeing into a Neighbourhood
9.30am or 2.30pm, Tuesday 21 May
Start Shoreditch Grind, Old St, EC1V 9NR
Opportunities for joint working and shared thinking between the people working in public health and public realm; housing, streets, parks and open spaces on estates
£30 – coffee and pastries provided.

Healthy Communities; hopeful places: In Defence of Planning
11-13 September 2013

Time to Change funding
Deadline 30 April

Covent Garden Market Authority Community Fund
To support projects being delivered in the immediate vicinity of the New Covent Garden Market and Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area. The four themes are: Food & Growing; Enterprising Communities and Supporting job creation; Supporting young people at risk; Tackling elderly isolation and exclusion.
Deadline 22 April. Available for Lambeth only.

Red Nose Day – Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund
Comic Relief is supporting The Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund with a grant of £1million. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to small community and voluntary organisations and social enterprises in London that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives. Improving mental and physical health and wellbeing and supporting carers is one of the themes.
Deadline 26 April. Available in Lambeth and Southwark.

Health and Belief grants programme
This is a collaboration between London Catalyst and the Church Urban Fund and has been operating annually since 2008. Its aim is to encourage and develop social action projects involving faith groups and health partners that are seeking to tackle health inequalities and the effects of poverty
Deadline 31 May. Any London borough.

The People’s Millions
Up to £50k available for community projects. Deadline 13 May.

Wellbeing Tip
Doing something creative is good for your wellbeing. Why not visit a free exhibition and get some inspiration.

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