Peer supporter Training- Join as a peer supporter and use your lived experience of mental health to help others: Find out more, contact Lucas Teague on 07739 920927 Lucas.Teague@metropolitan.org.uk The easiest way to become a member of South London and Maudsley NHS FT is to go to their website http://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/who-we-are/membership and scroll to the bottom of the page, where you can access the application form.
City Bridge Trust Growing Localities Awards (deadline 31 January, 2014) A total of £2,500 prize money is being offered to projects which use nature to enhance and improve local communities and the lives of vulnerable or socially excluded people, generating positive outcomes such as health and well-being, new skills and knowledge, new relationships, and a sense of purpose and belonging.
Cyber-space: a safe place for mental health? Evidence-based impacts and early longitudinal outcomes
This conference by the Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) will look at the impact of cyber-space on mental health.Start date: Friday, 14th March 2014
Understanding the mental health needs of school children: a workshop for education professionals
This is a series of workshops for education professionals working in primary and secondary school settings in various roles, including learning mentors, heads of year, learning support unit coordinators, pastoral care coordinators, SENCOs and teachers.Location: Tavistock, London Start date: Monday, 27th January 2014
Get your knit on – a project to keep older people warm this winter.
Get Your Knit On! workshops take place at Southbank Centre on 21 December 2013 and 4 January 2014.
Mind webinars – taking care of businesshttp://www.mind.org.uk/for-business/mental-health-at-work/webinars/?<em>utm_medium=email&utm_source=Mind&utm_campaign=3323478_TCOB&utm_content=Webinars&dm_i=CZC,1Z8EU,9QGQLJ,743KQ,1
Forgiveness: Where the wounds are, the gift lieshttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/marina-cantacuzino/power-of-forgiveness_b_3987715.html and
the Forgiveness Toolbox http://www.theforgivenesstoolbox.com/
Chief Medical Officer’s annual report – Our children deserve better: prevention pays
NHS Choices: Treatment of depression in children ‘needs improving’“Children as young as five are now suffering from depression,” says The Daily Telegraph, while the Daily Mail reports on the “worrying rise in the number of children with depression,” saying that almost 80,000 children are now affected. This ‘Behind the headlines’ article examines the evidence behind these reports.
The Independent: Why do so many children self-harm?This article discusses the rise in children who self-harm shown by recently released statistics.