Applications for grants Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) for activities in Black History Month October 2014 can now be made.
Grant application documents and guidance are available via the Black History Month
The closing date for applications is Monday 23 June 9am.


Interventions to reduce substance misuse among vulnerable young people

NICE updates- It includes commentary from on 16 new articles (relevant to NICE public health guideline 4), covering the following topics:

Interventions for people who are at risk of misusing substances
Interventions for young people at risk of delinquent or criminal behaviour and for those at risk of dropping out of education
Family-based support for Hispanic young people and for newly homeless young people
Multidimensional family therapy
Interventions for young people in foster care
Motivational interviewing for young people who are HIV positive and for young people in a juvenile correctional facility
Community nursing care during prenatal and infant years and subsequent substance misuse problems
Interventions for young people who are homeless
Peer support to reduce substance misuse
General youth development programmes for young people at risk of substance misuse

Invite to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

CooltartsMad Hatter’s Tea Party- Open afternoon at CoolTan Arts on Saturday 14th June. Southwark based CoolTan Arts opens its doors for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday 14th June, 1pm-6pm. With four free workshops running and the official opening of CoolTan’s new exhibition, the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party will be a chance to have fun, try out new things and get a taster of the organization and its work. There is no need to book, everyone is welcome to turn up on the day.Book a place . Telephone: ( 020 7701 2696 E-mail: : Website: :

exposing the impact of problem debt on children

The debt trap: exposing the impact of problem debt on children
This report examines the extent of problem debt among families with children, the drivers of problem debt, and the impact that this has on children’s lives. It includes recommendations about ways to address this debt trap by both limiting the likelihood of families getting into problem debt, and by giving them the support they need to escape it if they do find themselves in difficulty.

Building evidence to prevent childhood obesity

Healthy eating research: building evidence to prevent childhood obesity.The Healthy Eating Research program (USA) supports research on environmental and policy strategies that have strong potential to promote healthy eating among children. The website provides information about the program and its research projects as well as links to news and publications about childhood obesity.

The London Community Foundation Grants Update

The awards available through The London Community Foundation are open to Registered Charities and Constituted Community Groups across Southern England who can demonstrate an enterprising element to their work and income.Prizes of £2,500, £5,000 and £10,000 are available to help Registered Charities and Community Groups grow their enterprise activities and services under one of the following social outcomes: improving social inclusion, supporting disadvantaged people through skills, training and employment, or creating a greener environment.!-.aspx

Mindapples free training for mental health service users

MinappleLSWBNetwork1Mindapples is offering local users of mental health services an opportunity to take their course on wellbeing, mental effectiveness and resilience. This training hasn’t previously been available to the public so this is a great opportunity to get some free support, have fun and help Mindapples improve their services all at the same time.
The training is free so all you need to do is commit to coming to eight one hour group sessions, one per week, in central London, and also fill in three questionnaires to help the University of York evaluate the programme (you’ll get a £10 high street voucher for each one). Some support may possibly be available for travel expenses.There are two courses, one starting at the end of June and the other October/November.
For more information see, and you can watch this talk to get a flavour of the training:
Sign up here now: or email to register your interest.

First Aid – opportunity to train to be an instructor!

lambethsouthwarklogo.epsLambeth and Southwark Public Health Directorate wish to increase capacity to deliver MHFA courses to the voluntary sector and direct to residents. We will pay for two instructors to be trained from the VCS in Lambeth and/or Southwark. You’ll learn how to teach people to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help and guide a person to professional help. See
To register your interest please email
or ring 020 7525 7530 to find out more.