Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing bulletin – Issue 29, June 2013

News

Competition to help design new logo for Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing network
Work to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing will be supported by the wellbeing network in both boroughs. We’d like to amend the ‘Wellbeing and Happiness in Lambeth’ logo to reflect that and need your ideas.
Send your ideas and entries to steffi@corearts.co.uk by June 14th (extended deadline) who will have a sample of ideas ready for our network meeting (in July, date tbc).

Creative Therapies Project relaunch
The Copleston Centre, Peckham, has received three years more funding from the Big Lottery for its Creative Therapies Project. This includes art and music therapy, dance movement, counselling, open music and art and healthy eating sessions. For more information visit http://www.coplestoncentre.org.uk/creativetherapiesproject or call 020 7732 5880

Screen carers for depression, say doctors’ leaders
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22478706#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

UK failing children, says BMA
http://bma.org.uk/news-views-analysis/news/2013/may/uk-failing-children-says-bma

UK rises up Unicef child well-being ranking
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22083762

UK child well-being: Problems and progress
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22087974

Family Nurse Partnership to be extended
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/family-nurse-partnership-programme-to-be-extended

No proof found that depression is ‘contagious’
http://www.nhs.uk/news/2013/04April/Pages/No-proof-found-depression-contagious.aspx

Volunteers wanted! Rafiki Project
New project to start conversations with African Communities in South London about mental health (funded by Time to Change)
As a Champion you will be trained to lead and develop community engagement and mental health awareness activities including art, poetry and music events.
Contact Naomi Naomi@a-af.org or ring 020 8698 4473 Follow @RafikiMH

Help us promote British Cycling opportunities in Southwark
Following the recent successes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Tour de France, Southwark is pleased to be working with British Cycling on an exciting programme of activities to build on the inspiration and positivity of last year and to support more people to get into cycling.
• become a qualified British Cycling Ride Leader and lead local rides this summer (Training – June 8)
• a series of fortnightly guided ‘Sky Ride’ cycle rides for beginners to advanced cyclists (Sundays during June – Sept)
• women and girls only cycling programme (Breeze Champion Training – June 15 and social group rides)
For more info in order to promote to your clients contact rosie.dalton-lucas@southwark.gov.uk

Resources

HR policies for improving mental wellbeing and employee engagement (Mind)
http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0002/4718/HR_Webinar_FAQs_final.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Mind+-+CharityEmail&utm_campaign=2484683_TCOB+FAQs&utm_content=HRwebinarFAQs&dm_i=CZC,1H96Z,9QGQLJ,5110W,1
and
Managing mental health in tough times
http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0002/4719/line_manager_Webinar_FAQs_final.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Mind+-+CharityEmail&utm_campaign=2484683_TCOB+FAQs&utm_content=webinarFAQsforlinemanagers&dm_i=CZC,1H96Z,9QGQLJ,5110W,1

Moving On: A guide for teachers of children with special educational needs (SEN)
http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/publications/moving-on-guide-for-teachers-of-pupils-with-special-educational-needs/

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 – http://www.slam.nhs.uk/library – or go direct to http://www.selhl.nhs.uk/slam). To book larger items please ring first.

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

FREE health promotion materials to order
http://www.hpac.lslsis.nhs.uk/HPAC/Index.jsp
NOW includes ‘five ways to wellbeing’ leaflets in Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

Policy & Evidence Reports

The latest report A need to belong (Centre for Mental Health) which explores what leads girls to join gangs. This report follows the largest study of its kind, analysing risk factors related to offending from more than 8,000 young people screened as part of the newly developed youth point of arrest health screening initiative.
Please click on the following link to download a copy of the report http://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/publications/a_need_to_belong.aspx?ID=669

Provision of health promotion programmes to people with serious mental illness: a mapping exercise of four South London boroughs
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=O’Brien+GAUGHRAN

Growing Up in the UK – Ensuring a healthy future for our children (BMA)
http://bma.org.uk/working-for-change/improving-and-protecting-health/child-health/growing-up-in-the-uk

Child wellbeing in rich countries (Unicef)
UK moved from bottom 21 developed countries to 16
http://www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/Publications/Report-Card-11-Child-well-being-in-rich-countries/

Measuring National Well-being, Children’s well-being (ONS)
http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/wellbeing/measuring-national-well-being/children-s-well-being/index.html

An article published by Mental Health Today about a survey undertaken by the national union of students:

Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, added: “This new research demonstrates the scale of mental health problems among students. We are particularly concerned that more than 1 in 10 students surveyed had experienced suicidal thoughts during the time they’ve spent at their current place of study. Despite the high prevalence of mental health problems and stress among students, many people are not seeking help, perhaps because of the stigma that can surround mental health problems.
http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/fifth_of_students_say_they_have_mental_health_problem.aspx

Events, Training & Consultations

Everyday Hero- Thursday 6 June at Herne Hill Velodrome
You are invited to a work-in-progress of Everyday Hero, a new, outdoor dance production by Bicycle Ballet performed by visually impaired and sighted performers and incorporating tandems. Contact:lou@wheelsforwellbeing.org.uk by 5pm Monday 3 June.

The Green Unity Walk – Thursday 6 June
4pm outside Mango Landin’, 40 St Matthews
Join your community on a walk to meet the community. Visit various growing projects around the area. Talk to your neighbours, discuss local issues, find out what is happening.
Call Erica Tate 07950 637 695 for more information.

‘Juana in a Million’- Making Latin Americans Visible in London. Juana in a Million is one-woman performance exploring true stories of Latin American migrants to the UK. Mexican author-performer Vicky Araico Casas (together with the Director and co-author, Nir Paldi, wrote the play after being inspired by Cathy McIlwaine’s research on the Latin American Community in London (No Longer Invisible – http://www.geog.qmul.ac.uk/docs/research/latinamerican/48637.pdf).
Friday 6th June 2013 Southwark Playhouse-(10-30 / 16-30)
(http://www.juanainamillion.com/) (http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk

RSPH Arts and Health awards 2013 (focusing on ‘Creative Arts and the Criminal Justice System in Secure Settings and the Community)
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/latest-news/press-releases/press-release1.cfm/pid/BFBD9016-32A6-4FC9-B01824EE671E416F

New Horizons ‘Arts and Health’ training Programme (RSPH)
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/about-us/latest-news/press-releases/press-release1.cfm/pid/BFBD9016-32A6-4FC9-B01824EE671E416F
Email gmohajer@rsph.org.uk for more information

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.

How to manage your anger (June 2013) and How to improve your self confidence (July 2013) free workshops for people who live in Southwark. If you are interested, you can book yourself a place by calling Seon on: 02032283748
Or email: wellbeing.workshops@kcl.ac.uk

Shared Reading Groups in Lambeth & Southwark
Mondays – Canada Water Library, 10am-12pm
Tuesdays – Peckham Library, 11am-1pm and Stones End Day Centre (age 50+) 11am-12.30pm
Wednesdays – Carnegie Library, 10.30am-12pm, Southwark Resource Centre, 1.30-3pm, Vida Walsh Centre (age 50+) 2.30-4pm, Blackfriards Settlement, 3.30-5pm
Thursdays – Lambeth Walk GP Surgery, 10.30am-12pm, Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, 12.30-2.30pm
Contact loiswalters@thereader.org.uk ; http://www.thereader.org.uk

B-Scene Theatre Company presents ‘Ssshh’ – a free play. It is a humorous, insightful and provocative evening at the Blue Elephant Theater, 59a Bethwin Rd.,SE5 OXT (30thMay-31May &1 June). To reserve your free ticket- call 0207701-0100

Free briefing events on Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Lambeth staff only. PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance from June. This briefing is for staff in Lambeth:
10-12.30pm, Tuesday 18 June: Understand who may lose entitlement and who can benefit from the changes. Find out how to help and support people through the arrangements. Please, book a place by email to jcharris@lambeth.gov.uk with the subject ‘PIP briefing event’ in the subject header.

I Am Breathing (UK, 2013) Premiere screening:Fri 21 Jun 2013 @ 19:30 –
In this new award-winning documentary film, Neil Platt ponders the last months of his life. Neil faces Motor Neurone Disease with incredible humour and honesty, determined to share this last stage of his life through a blog.
“Intimate documentary examining a normal-but-remarkable man and wife’s handling of his fatal disease ranks among the year’s most moving films.”
Buy tickets online at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk. Tickets are £7, with proceeds going to the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Art2Print is offering course Photoshop and Indesign for beginners at the subsidised price of £5 per week, for 2 sessions a week over 4 weeks. These courses are funded for people recovering from mental health problems.Find out more about what we can do for you:http://www.blackfriars-settlement.org.uk or call: 020 7928 9521

Wellbeing Workshops (Southwark)
Next available workshop self confidence, July
http://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/what-we-do/southwark-wellbeing-workshops
To register email wellbeing.workshops@kcl.ac.uk

Introduction to Public Health course (RSPH) 4 July, £300
Email: gmohajer@rsph.org.uk
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/training-solutions/index.cfm/id/A29BBF4D-B878-413F-B62698216D8EDD5F

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

Streatham Food Festival
This year’s Streatham Food Festival takes place from 16-18th August and we want you to be part of it!

Are you interested in delivering a workshop or demonstration? Do you have an idea for some other content that would work well at the venues? Or perhaps you’d like a stall at our Gracefield Gardens event? Please get in touch with Pauline or Zoe via streathamfoodfestival@gmail.com.

Public Health England Annual Conference 10-11 September, University of Warwick
https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=78795&eventID=173&eventID=173

Healthy Communities; hopeful places: In Defence of Planning
11-13 September 2013
http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/planningresearchconference.aspx

‘Help Lambeth become more resilient’- Lambeth Council invites residents, service providers and partners to help mapping out the purpose and outcomes for a borough-wide Financial Resilience Commissioning Strategy – Identical Workshop sessions are: 11 June 9.30am to 12:30pm and 1.30 to 4.30pm (lunch provided). Please let Liz Gardiner know if you can make it and which session (morning or afternoon) you would like to attend: LGardiner@lambeth.gov.uk
If you or your organisation would like a short briefing session (usually 2 hours) on the benefit changes please get in touch with Dan Norris. The sessions cover the six main changes – the cap, the bedroom tax, Universal Credit, the new Emergency Support Scheme, the new council tax support scheme and the abolition of Disability Living Allowance. We can come to you if you have enough staff/residents.

Diabetes UK Champion Volunteers from Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities needed- to spread the important messages on diabetes, through their circle of family, friends, neighbours. This is for Southwark residents only. The welcome workshop is 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Tuesday, 4th June at Hercules House, Hercules Road, London SE1 7DU. Following the training is on the 20th / 29th June. Please, contact Casey Collyer:l casey.collyer@diabetes.org.uk or phone on (0)20 7424 1832/ 07595201990.

Funding
Deutch Bank youth engagement programme
£5k grants available if you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project focusing on young people aged 11-18
– Projects that prevent young people from becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life;
– Projects that provide education support or opportunities;
– Projects that enable young people to develop essential life skills;
– Projects that enable young people to develop employability/enterprise skills.
Deadline – 21 June
http://www.londoncf.org.uk/downloads/Deutsche%20Bank%20Small%20Grants%20Fund%202013%20-%20fund%20and%20application%20guidelines.pdf

FYI from Creative Future National Literary award competition for marginalized and disabled writers. Deadline: midday, Wednesday 16th June 2013 The live website link to the Creative Future Literary Awards : http://cfliteraryawards.wordpress.com

Southwark Hardship Fund is a new discretionary scheme that has been set up by the council. The scheme is aimed at Southwark’s most vulnerable residents, particularly those who have been affected by one or more of the welfare reform changes.
The hardship fund is being administered by Southwark’s Rightfully Yours Team, part of the Revenues, Benefits and FTSS team. Since March, referrals into the scheme have been received via customer services and these customers are now being contacted to determine their entitlement.

Wellbeing Tip

Sometimes to find happiness, you have to let go
http://worldobserveronline.com/2012/04/25/15-things-you-should-give-up-to-be-happy/

Note:
Let us know whether this newsletter is useful and what other information you would like to see featured in future. If you are doing some great wellbeing work that you’d like others in Lambeth to hear about, then do get in touch at Anamaria.florin@southwark.gov.uk
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Lambeth & Southwark Wellbeing Network Newsletter – Issue 28

News

Volunteers wanted! Rafiki Project
New project to start conversations with African Communities in South London about mental health (funded by Time to Change)
As a Champion you will be trained to lead and develop community engagement and mental health awareness activities including art, poetry and music events.
Contact Naomi Naomi@a-af.org or ring 020 8698 4473 Follow @RafikiMH

Public Health England’s priorities 2013-14
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/public-health-englands-priorities-for-2013-to-2014

Two thirds of LAs have reduced their CAMHs budgets since 2010
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/about/our_campaigns/cuts_to_camhs_services

Opportunities to join the Citizens’ Board for integrated care across Lambeth and Southwark
http://slicare.org/ or email Valerie Dinsmore at info@slicare.org

Primary pupils miss out on the outdoors
http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/25686/primary-pupils-miss-out-on-the-outdoors.aspx

Richard Frank ‘It is poverty that matters in mental health’
http://m.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/02/richard-frank-mental-health-poverty

Landmark study shows drop in discrimination against people with mental health problems
http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/news/landmark-study-shows-drop-discrimination-against-people-mental-health-problems
and
Mental health discrimination: impact of Time to Change (Twitter journal club @PHTwitJC )
http://storify.com/katet_health/mental-health-discrimination-impact-of-time-to-cha?utm_campaign=&awesm=sfy.co_gIXG&utm_source=t.co&utm_content=storify-pingback&utm_medium=sfy.co-twitter

Smoking neglected in people with mental health conditions, leading to premature death
http://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/press-releases/smoking-neglected-people-mental-health-conditions-leading-premature-death

Mortality rate three times as high among mental health service users than in general population
http://www.hscic.gov.uk/article/2543/Mortality-rate-three-times-as-high-among-mental-health-service-users-than-in-general-population

Young peoples’ charities launch campaign to challenge perceptions on self harm
You can follow the campaign on Twitter via #selfharm
http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/young_peoples_charities_launch_campaign_challenge_self_harm_myths.aspx

Resources

Feel Good Lambeth
Photo mapping Lambeth’s health and wellbeing
http://www.feelgoodlambeth.org.uk/

How to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing
http://www.mind.org.uk/assets/0002/4207/How_to_improve_and_maintain_your_mental_wellbeing_2013.pdf

‘Mind tips’
http://www.mind.org.uk/shop/booklets/tips?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Mind+-+CharityEmail&utm_campaign=2422912_Publications+newsletter+May+2013&utm_content=tips&dm_i=CZC,1FXJ4,9QGQLJ,4W83N,1

What to expect from your doctor: a guide for patients (GMC)
http://www.gmc-uk.org/static/documents/content/What_to_expect_from_your_doctor_-_a_guide_for_patients_-_English_0413.pdf

Men’s Health Week – focusing on promoting mental wellbeing and encouraging help seeking in men
http://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/mhw
pls register for their newsletter so they can make the case for free resources

NHS in numbers (Nuffield Trust)
http://www.nuffieldtrust.org.uk/nhs-numbers

UK Peace Index
http://www.visionofhumanity.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/UK-Peace-Index-2013-IEP-Report.pdf

Capital Growth: Programme to set up and run a food growing space
http://www.capitalgrowth.org/our_support/growingleaders/

Public Health Toolkit to boost local business engagement
https://responsibilitydeal.dh.gov.uk/public-health-toolkit/

Health inequalities toolkit for commissioners and providers of services for people with learning disabilities
http://www.ndti.org.uk/publications/other-publications/the-health-equality-framework-and-commissioning-guide1

New evidence update from NICE on common mental disorders
http://www.thementalelf.net/mental-health-conditions/anxiety-disorders/new-evidence-update-from-nice-on-common-mental-disorders/

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 – http://www.slam.nhs.uk/library – or go direct to http://www.selhl.nhs.uk/slam). To book larger items please ring first.

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

FREE health promotion materials to order
http://www.hpac.lslsis.nhs.uk/HPAC/Index.jsp
NOW includes ‘five ways to wellbeing’ leaflets in Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese

Policy & Evidence Reports

NICE Evidence update
Self harm: longer term management
https://www.evidence.nhs.uk/about-evidence-services/bulletins-and-alerts/evidence-updates

Museums and happiness: the value of participating in museums and the arts
http://www.lahf.org.uk/resources/museums-and-happiness-value-participating-museums-and-arts?utm_source=LAHF+Newsletter&utm_campaign=48f400ed31-LAHF_Newsletter_24_April_2013&utm_medium=email

From weight to well-being: time for a shift in paradigms?
http://www.phsa.ca/NR/rdonlyres/C9D4A4ED-6F61-4C60-BCF3-D44F4FF1F889/0/PHSAexecsummaryweighttowellbeing_FOR_PRINT.pdf

NICE guidance: Antisocial behaviour and conduct disorders in children and young people: recognition, intervention and management
http://publications.nice.org.uk/antisocial-behaviour-and-conduct-disorders-in-children-and-young-people-recognition-intervention-cg158

Evaluation of the Time to Change programme in England 2008-2011
http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/202/s55.toc

Events, Training & Consultations

Improving health services in Dulwich
Consultation deadline 1 June
http://www.southwarkccg.nhs.uk/GetInvolved/ImprovingServicesConsultation/Pages/default.aspx

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.

Shared Reading Groups in Lambeth & Southwark
Mondays – Canada Water Library, 10am-12pm
Tuesdays – Peckham Library, 11am-1pm and Stones End Day Centre (age 50+) 11am-12.30pm
Wednesdays – Carnegie Library, 10.30am-12pm, Southwark Resource Centre, 1.30-3pm, Vida Walsh Centre (age 50+) 2.30-4pm, Blackfriards Settlemetn, 3.30-5pm
Thursdays – Lambeth Walk GP Surgery, 10.30am-12pm, Poetry Library, Royal Festival Hall, 12.30-2.30pm
Contact loiswalters@thereader.org.uk
http://www.thereader.org.uk

Dragon Café
Open this Bank holiday 11.30am-8.30pm
Creative writing, DIY Happiness game, delicious food, poems, music, open mic
http://dragoncafe.co.uk/

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.

Cooltan Arts Public Walks in Southwark for health and wellbeing.
– Architecture and Industry in Docklands – Thursday 9th May 12 – 3.3pm, meet at Canada Water Library. Explore Docklands area around Canada Water focusing on the history of industry, area’s architecture
Contact Project Coordinator Georgina Rogers: coolwalksinfo@gmail.com or phone 020 7701 2696.

Open Garden event (in aid of Paxton Green Time Bank)
Sunday May 12th, 2-5pm
15a Sydenham Hill SE26 6SH
Entrance is £3 and all proceeds will go to Paxton Green Time Bank. Hillside garden with lawns and woodland area with rhododendrons, azaleas and shade-loving plants.

Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May)
This year the focus is on the link between physical activity and mental wellbeing
http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/mentalhealthawarenessweek/

Training for Community Group Leaders and Workers: Using the Horniman Museum’s Gardens
Wednesday 15th May 2013 9.30am-4pm and repeated Wednesday 11th September 2013 9.30am-4pm
FREE
For information and to book a place, contact Community Learning on 020 8291 8690 or communitylearning@horniman.ac.uk

Who feeds Lambeth?
3-7pm, Thurs, 16 May, 2013
Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk
Launch of a formal Food Partnership for Lambeth. All welcome!
RSVP ssheehan@lambeth.gov.uk or ring 020 7926 7672

Training Day Inclusive Dance & Movement Workshop Facilitation
9am-5pm, 17 May, St Peter’s Heritage Centre (Joy of Sound facilitated)
To book email training@joyofsound.net or phone Anita on 07740 137 383. Cost £120 (£90 unwaged, £35 concessions)

SLAM consultation event on equalities
1-5.30pm Monday 20 May, Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Email Fatu.Kargbo@slam.nhs.uk to attend.
If you cannot attend and would like to give your views, pls email Macius.Kurowski@slam.nhs.uk

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.
http://www.rethinkingcities.net/news/story/?item=86

FREE briefing events on Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
Lambeth staff only
PIP is replacing Disability Living Allowance from June. This briefing is for staff in Lambeth:
2-4.30pm, Tuesday 21 May
10-12.30pm, Tuesday 18 June
Understand who may lose entitlement and who can benefit from the changes. Find out how to help and support people through the arrangements.
To book a place email jcharris@lambeth.gov.uk with the subject ‘PIP briefing event’ in the subject header.
Further information on the benefit training courses available: http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/Services/CommunityLiving/InformationForCareProviders/ACSWelfarebenefitsdirectory.htm

B-Scene Theatre Company presents ‘Ssshh!’
A funny and moving performance about what it feels like to live with mental health problems
Thurs, 30 May 2pm and 7.30pm
Fri 31 May, 7.30pm
Sat 1 June, 7.30pm
FREE, pls call 020 7701 0100 for tickets
Blue Elephant Theatre, 59a Bethwin Rd, London, SE5 0XT

Wellbeing Workshops (Southwark)
Next available workshop self confidence, July
http://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/what-we-do/southwark-wellbeing-workshops
To register email wellbeing.workshops@kcl.ac.uk

Introduction to Public Health course (RSPH)
4 July, £300
Email: gmohajer@rsph.org.uk
http://www.rsph.org.uk/en/training-solutions/index.cfm/id/A29BBF4D-B878-413F-B62698216D8EDD5F

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 gmohajer@rsph.org.uk

Westminster Health Forum
4 June, 2013
Next steps for mental health policy: the evolving commissioning landscape and public mental health
Kieron Williams, Head of Health and Wellbeing, London Borough of Lambeth, is speaking at this event
http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=545

London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 17-22 June
http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk/week/information-event-organisers#overlay=node/add/event
Opening events announced http://www.lahf.org.uk/opening-and-closing-events-announced-london-creativity-and-wellbeing-week?utm_source=LAHF+Newsletter&utm_campaign=19fcae3f57-LAHF_Newsletter_20_March_2013&utm_medium=email

Public Health England Annual Conference
10-11 September, University of Warwick
https://www.phe-events.org.uk/hpa/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=78795&eventID=173&eventID=173

Healthy Communities; hopeful places: In Defence of Planning
11-13 September 2013
http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/et/research/planningresearchconference.aspx

Funding

Well London Vauxhall Gardens
Funding available for:
Encouraging healthy eating
Encouraging the take up of physical activity
Promoting the use of open spaces
Using arts and cultural activities to develop positive health and well being
Increasing access to training, education and employment, through physical activity, healthy eating or art
Bringing the community together for the good of the whole area, through physical activity, healthy eating or art and culture
Deadline 15 May. More info email chris.hadfield@kcl.ac.uk

FREE paint Dulux are donating over 60,000 litres of pain to re-furbish community spaces across the UK
http://www.letscolour.co.uk/projects/catwalk_for_community.jsp

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.
http://www.londoncatalyst.org.uk/media/4265/healthbelief_guidance_%20app_2013.pdf

The People’s Millions
Up to £50k available for community projects. Deadline 13 May.
http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/

Wellbeing Tip

Cycle or walk when you are going local rather than driving or taking the bus. It costs nothing and is good for your physical health and wellbeing, especially if you choose to walk through green spaces and take notice of trees and flowers springing to life.

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