The Public Health team have a Mindapples tree for hire. The tree is a useful engagement tool to ask people ‘What’s the 5 a day for your mind?’ For more on Mindapples see http://www.mindapples.org
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register interest in borrowing the tree, please state if you have an event in mind with date required.
Comic Relief Local Communities Programme
Includes funds for building skills of local people, increasing community cohesion and responding to local economic needs.
Round 16 open. Deadline 24 March, 2014
Available in both Lambeth and Southwark
Time to Talk day – 6 Feb
The campaign aims to show that “It’s the little things which make a big difference” when it comes to mental health – such as having a cup of tea and a chat. And on Time to Talk Day we’re encouraging people to do just that.
We’re aiming to have a million conversations on Time to Talk Day, to show that mental health problems are common and having those conversations needn’t be as hard as people sometimes fear.
The Time to Talk Day is an ideal time for organisations to get staff talking about mental health and highlight the mental health support you offer employees or other work you have been doing to address mental health in the workplace.
Public Health and Housing: a pan-London summit
Time: 9am – 1.45pm (includes networking lunch)
Venue: The In & Out (Naval & Military Club), 4 St James’s Square, SW1Y 4JU
Please contact Michelle Smith: email@example.com or 0207 1067 1044.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (2 full day course)
5 & 6 Feb 2014
Mental Health First Aid (2 full day course)
11 & 13 Feb
11 & 13 March
Recognise symptoms of mental ill health and provide help, signposting and comfort.
For booking and future dates email firstname.lastname@example.org
STORM suicide awareness training
Thurs 20th and Fri 21st February 2014
9.00am – 4.30pm
Mon 7th and Tues 8th April 2014
9.00am – 4.30pm
At 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH
Specialist training day: older and wiser
Fri, 7 Feb
Laban Building, Creekside, SE8 3DZ
One day mini conference focusing on older people’s arts practice
Fee – £25
Contact email@example.com or ring 020 8305 4378
Range of Sexual health training; Advanced Non Clinical HIV, Young People, Sex & the Law, Working with Gay men and men who have sex with men, training skills in sexual health, how to promote good sexual health throughout Feb and March. For more info and booking Email: Andrea.Hayden@gstt.nhs.uk
Telephone: 020 3049 7954
I had a black dog, his name was depression (video)
Many individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles with depression, and don’t know where to turn for help. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the first and most critical step towards recovery. Produced in collaboration with WHO, this short video tells the story of overcoming the “black dog of depression”. http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=181824&src=LD
Welfare advice for people who use mental health services
Free friendship phone service for older people launched
A free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people across the UK has been launched. ‘The Silver Line’ aims to combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
The StepFinder app helps young people find the nearest support service to them. Whether its contraception, homelessness, bereavement, mental health or anything else, StepFinder can pin-point local services and help you navigate to them using your phone. It offers tips and advice from others who’ve used the same services and shows which organisations young people say are ‘youth friendly’. Designed by YouthNet, this app is a free and confidential service. http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=180776&src=MH
Same old… the experiences of young offenders with mental health needs
A report published by YoungMinds and the Transition to Adulthood Alliance found that very little has changed in services for young people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system in the last 20 years. http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=182714&src=LD
Boys and girls speak out: a qualitative study of children’s gender and sexual cultures (age 10-12)
This report by Cardiff University, with support and funding from the NSPCC, looks at how younger children perceive gender, sexual identity and relationships. http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=182590&src=KU
Picking up the pieces: results of a survey on the state of young people’s advice, counselling and support services
This report sets out the results of the fifth annual survey on the state of the youth information, advice, counselling and support services (YIACS) sector. http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=182596&src=KU