Rhyme and Reason 5: Southwark libraries poetry festival 1-15 Feb

Includes poetry on prescription on Valentine’s day from 2-4pm  at Canada Water library. William Sieghart will be prescribing poems that can cure a blue day to a broken heart. William will give a short intro and then you can have your own personal poetry prescription in a one to one session with him by emailing southwark.libraries@southwark.gov.uk

Other events include LGBT poets from Paradise Press, Partners in rhyme with Adisa the Verbaliser, the poetry of sex  and an open mic evening at Peckham library.

More info on the whole festival at http://www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries

Promising approaches to reducing isolation and loneliness in later life

New guidance written by Age UK and the Campaign to End Loneliness highlights some promising practice to reducing isolation among older people, including case studies from across the UK.

http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/wp-content/uploads/EMBARGOED-Promising-approaches-to-reducing-loneliness-and-isolation-FINAL.pdf

LSE Wellbeing seminar series – Jan-March 2015

The CEP Wellbeing Programme holds regular seminars. The aim is to foster an interdisciplinary debate involving economists, psychologists, other social scientists, epidemiologists and clinical scientists to evaluate the strength of evidence linking wellbeing, biology, and health, the suitability of different research paradigms, and the social and health implications of this work. Each seminar will consist of a research presentation followed by discussion, with refreshments.

Seminars are free and open to all – there is no need to register

http://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/events/seminar.asp?ID=68

The British Academy debates – wellbeing, Jan – March 2015

A series of debates held on wellbeing across the country:

Wednesday 14 January 2015
What is Well-being?
The Lowry, Salford, 6-7.30pm.

Wednesday 4 February 2015
Social and Economic Change and Well-being  
National Museum, Cardiff, 6-7.30pm.

Wednesday 4 March 2015
Well-being and Public Policy
Senate House, London, 6-7.30pm.

http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2014/well-being.cfm

Is mental health still taboo? How can we tell? FREE event 4 March, Brixton

Join in a powerful discussion on how we recognise mental health, wellbeing and mental illness in our families and community.

Film showing to those who come early, plus live contributors. Interactive experience in making choices and decisions about our Mental Health. Panel of Guest speakers on Stigma and discrimination

Please book your place by email: laurence.rusalen@slam.nhs.uk

For further information contact Juney Muhammad on 07791680262 or Olive Lewis on 07976924401

Is mental Health Still Taboo flyer – 4th March 5 30pm at The Karibu Education Centre

Singing from the same hymn sheet? FREE event – 30 January

Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research Symposium
30th January 2015, Clarence Centre, London South Bank University
10am-6pm
FREE Event, Lunch and refreshments provided, All welcome,

As part of the Weeks Centre Seminar Series 2014-2015 they are hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on the role of choirs and collective belonging. Panel discussions and workshops include the affective experience of collective singing during spiritual worship, political activism, community cohesion and times of austerity, as well as explorations of gender and sexuality.

Register by
contacting Dr Emily Falconer falconee@lsbu.ac.uk

https://weekscentreforsocialandpolicyresearch.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/singing-from-the-same-hymn-sheet.pdf

Mental Health Heroes Awards

Nick Clegg is looking for people who are changing lives through one or more of the following:
•helping to break the stigma around mental health
•inspiring others in addressing or overcoming mental health difficulties
•making it easier for people to access mental health support and advice
•supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties to stay in or return to work
•pioneering new or innovative ways of supporting people with mental health problems and/or their families

Send in your nomination to cathy.mussert@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by Tuesday 27 January 2015.
Nomination form –> https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/mental-health-heroes-nomination-form