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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
UK failing children, says BMA
UK rises up Unicef child well-being ranking
UK child well-being: Problems and progress
Family Nurse Partnership to be extended
No proof found that depression is ‘contagious’
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 email@example.com
HR policies for improving mental wellbeing and employee engagement (Mind)
Managing mental health in tough times
Moving On: A guide for teachers of children with special educational needs (SEN)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
Growing Up in the UK – Ensuring a healthy future for our children (BMA)
Child wellbeing in rich countries (Unicef)
UK moved from bottom 21 developed countries to 16
Measuring National Well-being, Children’s well-being (ONS)
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.
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:email@example.com 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)
RSPH Arts and Health awards 2013 (focusing on ‘Creative Arts and the Criminal Justice System in Secure Settings and the Community)
New Horizons ‘Arts and Health’ training Programme (RSPH)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ; 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 email@example.com 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
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Public Health course (RSPH) 4 July, £300
London Creativity and Wellbeing Week 17-22 June
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 email@example.com.
Public Health England Annual Conference 10-11 September, University of Warwick
Healthy Communities; hopeful places: In Defence of Planning
11-13 September 2013
‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (0)20 7424 1832/ 07595201990.
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
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.
Sometimes to find happiness, you have to let go
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