To celebrate Adults Learners Week 13 – 19 June

To celebrate Adults Learners Week (13 – 19 June), Thamesreach are running a number of great and exciting workshops including film and drama at the Employment Academy

Adult Learners’ week poster (2)  Adult Learners week workshops  Adult Learners’ week timetable



Holistic health programme in Lambeth

The programme is run by Kuwsh arts services and Neferatiti holistic therapies, with funding from SLaM. The cost to participants is £10 or free to Lambeth residents.

Sessions include:
• mindfulness meditation
• relationships and social circles
• spirituality
• nutrition and diet
• exercise and routine
• evaluation goal setting.
The programme is run at the Stockwell Centre, 1 Studley Road, London SW4 6RA.
To reserve a place please call 07815 119 238 or 07904 008 427.

Lambeth Living Well Network goes borough-wide


The Hub will be open to all residents who have a Lambeth GP from Monday 29 June 2015. If you feel you would benefit from support from the Network please contact us on 020 3691 5080. You will be able to speak to an ‘Introductions coordinator’ who can support you with any concerns you have about your mental health.
The Living Well Network Hub is based at Streatham Job Centre, 3rd Floor, Crown House, Station Approach SW16 6HW and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

CoolTan Arts’ popular Largactyl Shuffle Midnight Walk returns on Saturday 20th June 2015.

Coltan Arts

All are welcome to join a fun, guided midnight stroll through London on the midsummer solstice! The walk theme is ‘Light’ so bring along torches, lamps or glowsticks and dress to impress in your best evening wear or light up clothes! L.E.D wristbands and bowties will be available for sale at the start of the walk.

Starts:  11:45pm on Sat 20th at the Tate Modern (outside the Turbine Hall entrance), Bankside, SE1 9TG   Finishes:  5am on Sun 21st at the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill SE5 8AZ.  Free: but donations very welcome to support CoolTan’s work in arts and mental health.

UN’s International Day Of Happiness: How can we define or achieve it … and who’s profiting?

In September last year, it revealed that 27 per cent of UK adults rated their life satisfaction as “very high”; an increase over the previous year – but what does that mean, really? Scandinavian countries persistently top the ratings of the happiest countries in the world, but how do we know they’re telling the truth in surveys? Or whether they think about happiness differently? It’s all highly subjective, complex and unquantifiable… further reading–and-whos-profiting-10121216.html


‘The five ways to Wellbeing’ film-Not to miss!

The five ways to Wellbeing film was made as a collaboration between the Social inclusion Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP) and Michelle McNary, film maker and mental health service user.  In 2008 the New Economic Foundation published five main ways to wellbeing: to connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give. These are aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing for all. This beautifully shot, short film shows the personal accounts of how different individuals meet their 5 ways.

Please feel free to use and share the film, however we would love to hear about it if you do!


One day Introduction and Screening Workshop

South London and Maudsley NHS Trust are putting on a one day Introduction and Screening Workshop on 24th June, open to anyone who wants to understand the impact of their work on the mental wellbeing of their communities of interest. It is a health impact assessment tool but has included the evidence on what supports and impacts on mental wellbeing. It includes equality impact and health impact as well as the wider determinants. For more info about effectiveness, you can read a review here:

More information on the course can be found here   RSPH offer visit or website or email