Griefwitnesser – FREE walks to examine grief and loss on

 Dates: Sunday 14th June   Time:   10.30am – 12pm (1 hour walk followed by tea and cake)  Dates and times are subject to change. Always check programme closer to the date. Location: Myatt’s Fields Park, Camberwell/Brixton. SE5 9RA . Meet in the Quiet Garden near the Knatchbull Road entrance nearest the Library.  Cost: Free

What to bring (essential): an open mind, willingness to listen to yourself and talk to others if that feels comfortable. Willingness to remain silent if that’s what you need.


DIY Happiness game training – 1-4pm, 12 June FREE to L & S staff

DIY Happiness game training

DATE:             Friday 12 June 2015

TIME:              1 – 4 pm

VENUE:          ORTUS – Maudsley Learning Centre

82 – 96 Grove Lane  SE5 8SN

COST:             £150 or

FREE to King’s Health Partners staff and people working/volunteering in Lambeth/Southwark

                        Cost includes a copy of the game


How to book a place

There are 30 places available which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Closing date for bookings is Friday 8 May.

Please reply to with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Job title
  • Place of work
  • Mobile number
  • For paying participants please give details of whom we should invoice

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You’re invited: A Maudsley Charity Breakfast Showcase of Mindfulness and Well-being, Tuesday 12 May

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Maudsley Charity Fundraising team are delighted to invite you to join us for our Mindfulness and Well-being breakfast showcase.

Date:     Tuesday 12 May 2015 Time:                         8.15am – 9.45am (registration from 8am) Location:                  ORTUS,  82-96 Grove Lane, London SE5 8SN Price:                        Free with breakfast included RSVP: or call 020 7848 7915 They will be showcasing Maudsley Charity funded projects with a series of short talks themed around the Wheel of Well-being’s six areas of positive change. These examples highlight how they each contribute to mindfulness and well-being in individuals and the community, made possible by donations.Projects being showcased include:

  • Adamson Collection (Mind)
  • Angelus Foundation (Mind and Body)
  • Bethlem Fresh and Healthy Food Project (Planet)
  • Fundraising (Spirit)
  • Museum of the Mind (Place)
  • Recovery College (Mind)
  • Tree of Life workshops (People)
  • Volunteering (Spirit)

Full details about the projects can be found on our website:

Breakfast Showcase


Lambeth and Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund 2015

Lambeth and Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness Fund 2015

We are pleased to offer this fund for another year, thanks to a donation from the Lambeth & Southwark Public Health Directorate.  The programme aims to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth and Southwark residents by supporting small, grassroots organisations to reach out to their communities to tackle the barriers that are preventing people from having happier and healthier lives.

The fund aims to support people to prioritise their own wellbeing, and to develop lifestyles that will keep them happy and well. We are looking to increase knowledge and awareness of health, and give people the tools to help themselves. You may already be working with people who suffer from ill health, but we are equally keen to support those at risk of ill health. Health and wellbeing is important no matter what your background is – we all want to feel positive about life – and this programme will help us to improve the lives of many residents within the boroughs.

Fund Themes

Grants are available for projects that actively engage Lambeth and Southwark residents to take action to improve their own health, and the health of their communities. The fund aims to support those who have the highest risk of having poor health now or in the future.

Applications must address one or more of the following themes:

  1. Improve mental wellbeing through sustained engagement in activities that help people to help themselves and connect with each other.
  2. Support vulnerable people, such as ex-offenders, homeless people or those at risk of homelessness, addressing negative behaviours that can lead to physical and mental ill health.
  3. Encourage healthy lifestyles, to those who are in financial difficulty, including eating healthily with a limited household budget and being physically active.
  4. Prioritise your own wellbeing – encouraging people to take time out for themselves, promoting self-help and helping people to manage their own physical and mental wellbeing.

Grant Size

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for projects of up to one year (August 2015 – July 2016).

Applicants must be based in Lambeth or Southwark and work with Lambeth and Southwark residents.

Priority will also be given to smaller, developing organisations, with an annual income of £250,000 or less.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 18th May 2015

Fund Guidelines

Guidance notes for completing the online application form

Online form

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Storm Training – hurry to book

Great opportunity to get a free certified training in suicide prevention for those who work  with vulnerable people.

‘Feeling more confident to deal with people at the vulnerable stage i.e. at risk of suicide’

STORM -Suicide prevention courses:

* Mon 27th & Tues 28th July 2015 

                                                                               * Mon 16th & Tues17th Nov 2015

                                                                                * Weds 10th & 11th Feb 2016

Venue: at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2Q
Please, book a place email

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The Best Medicine? The importance of relationships for health and wellbeing – report

Relationships with friends, family and partners are fundamental to our wellbeing and the quality of these relationships has a major impact on our health. Evidence shows that our relationships can protect us from the effects of long term health conditions, aid recovery, and even prevent us from becoming ill in the first place.


Executive summary:
Full report:
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The Relate report finds that good quality relationships matter for our health and wellbeing and can improve health outcomes; but long-term health conditions can also have a significant impact on our relationships. Worryingly, relationships are often ignored in the NHS. Support is out there, but too few people get access to it. Hence,Relate has started a petition to call on the government to put relationships at the heart of the NHS, making relationship support available to everyone who needs it. If you would like to sign the petition, please visit:

What would improve mental wellbeing in Lambeth & Southwark?- 23th April 2015

The wellbeing network has been meeting since 2010 to bring together all those interested in improving the mental wellbeing of residents of Lambeth and Southwark. There are many things that have affected wellbeing – both positive and negative – including; the economic climate, regeneration schemes, more media attention on mental health & wellbeing and the work of local organisations who have been taking a preventative approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Come and tell us:
How the network has been working to date and how to make it more effective.
• Set the network’s priorities for improving wellbeing in 2015-16.
• Find out what YOU can do to help progress action!
• Identify who we need to influence
If you would like to attend please complete the registration form and send back to Sreeja Nair. Email:


Venue:-5pm, Thursday, 23 April, 2015
The Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UA