Wellbeing in Lambeth and Southwark-What Works

Lambeth and Southwark boroughs lead the ‘Wellbeing Programme’ more individuals and organisations can take action to improve their own and others’ wellbeing. The programme has been in existence in Lambeth from 2009 building on the work of an earlier Mental Health Promotion Strategy. It became a cross borough programme in 2013. The programme operates on three levels: Individual, Community and Policy and Strategy.
A wellbeing factsheet for both boroughs has been produced with subjective and objective measures based on the ONS ‘Wheel of Wellbeing’.Here’s the Southwark version. Both Lambeth and Southwark use the short Warwick Edinburgh scale in their residents’ survey work. The purpose of this is to capture changes in wellbeing and factors that affect it, be a guide for policy makers, commissioners, residents and those who wish to seek investment to work on wellbeing.
Please, visit: http://whatworkswellbeing.org/pioneers/wellbeing-in-lambeth-and-southwark/

Improving young people’s Health in Southwark and Lambeth- Workshop event on 19th March

An invitation for the Children and Young People’s Partnership funded by Guys and St Thomas’s Charity. This partnership includes the health sector and local authority and voluntary sector from across Lambeth and Southwark. The aim is to discuss and contribute your knowledge and experience to how it can be improved the overall health and well being of all young people in the boroughs including the most vulnerable.
The 19th March is an opportunity to be part of this discussion and we very much look forward to seeing you there. Please do pass on to any colleagues who might be interested. If you would like to attend, please could you confirm your attendance by emailing elanor.meller@gstt.nhs.uk.
Thursday 19th March, 3pm—6.15pm at Connect Room, Ortus Learning Centre, Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN all invited—refreshments provided

A Volunteer & Group Development Worker vacancy and Volunteers needed

Mind Yourself is recruiting a Volunteer & Group Development Worker. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 31st March.Full details of the role and how to apply are here:
Plus, volunteers needed to lead their Irish Community groups. You can give a much or as little time as you can. You’ll receive a day’s training so don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience. All you need is a bit of confidence and an enthusiastic approach!
If you would like to get involved then contact Sam Harpur: sam@mind-yourself.co.uk or on 020 7250 8100

Lambeth Council’s consultation on the draft revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

The Lambeth Council’s consultation on the draft revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for planning matters is inviting you to comment. Please feel free to use the consultation questionnaire, which together with the SCI, can be found on the website http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/planningmatters.Responses must be received by Tuesday 14 April 2015 at 5pm Any further queries on the consultation, please email planningpolicy@lambeth.gov.uk

Lambeth Council

Elephant and Castle Community Fund- Southwark

The Elephant & Castle Community Fund is now open for 2015. The fund, set up by Lend Lease and Southwark Council, aims to build on the strengths of local people, celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area, and support the people who are most at need in this time of change. Projects must be of benefit to residents of the Opportunity Area (see link to map below).This year they are focusing on improving wellbeing and all applications will need to show how they are helping residents to feel happier, healthier and part of the community in which they live, work or study. Up to £5,000 per year for projects lasting up to two years. Please note, we will only be making one award of two years to an exceptional project.Closing date:9am on Monday 13th April 2015


Grants to support social action projects tackling poverty and health inequalities

• Applications can be for projects up to £10,000 (The average award in 2014 was £6,250)
• To fund projects for one year to begin in 2015
• Charities, faith-groups, voluntary and community organisations
• based in London
• with annual income of less than £200,000
• You are welcome to contact us to discuss your proposal or for further details:Victor Willmott London Catalyst , 45 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7JB T: 020 7021 4631 victor.willmott@peabody.org.uk

London Catalyst

Alarming effect of online self-harm images revealed –

Polling commissioned in the run up to Self-Harm Awareness Day has shed light on the alarming number of 11-21 year olds exposed to online self-harm images. Organised by leading UK youth charities ChildLine, selfharmUK, YoungMinds and YouthNet, the research found that a significant number of young people ‘felt like hurting themselves’ in response to such images
Key findings
◾One in every four 11-14 year olds and seven out of ten 18-21 year olds said they had seen images online showing someone self harming
◾Of those who had seen an image of someone self-harming, over half of all 11-14 year olds and one in every four 18-21 year olds said they had ‘felt like hurting themselves’ after seeing these images
◾Of those who d seen an image of someone self-harming, nine out of every ten 11-14 year olds and eight out of every ten 18-21year olds said they had found the images upsetting
◾Of those who had seen an image of someone self-harming, six out of every ten 11-14 year olds and one in ten 18-21 year olds said they had shared images of someone self-harming on social media
◾Over half of all 11-21 year olds said they wouldn’t know how to report an image of someone self-harming on social media
◾Around a third of 11-18 year olds and 69% of 18-21 year olds said they would go online for support and information about self-harm

Selfharm images

Fund to empower women to tackle abuse- Hurry deadline for applications is 31st March!

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is launching a call for applications for a Women’s Empowerment Fund. The Fund is £250k in total and voluntary and community groups whose primary objective is to work with women in the community are invited to apply for funding for local community engagement projects that empower women. Maximum allocation of £20k per project

Click to access Call_for_applications_for_Womens_Empowerment_Fund_-_without_notification_date.pdf

Perceptions of wellbeing and mental health in English secondary schools: a cross sectional study

Perceptions of wellbeing and mental health in English secondary schools: a cross sectional study
This report contains the results of head teachers’ survey conducted by the CentreForum Mental Health Commission. It identifies gaps in the treatment of mental health needs in schools across England, with 54% of head teachers finding their local mental health service to be ineffective in supporting pupils.
THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS:A NEW AMBITION FOR OUR MENTAL HEALTH at Awww.centreforum.org/assets/pubs/headteacher-survey.pdf