4th International Migrant Health Congress – ‘Migrants Mental Wellbeing matters’

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4th International Migrant Health Congress would like to invite you to a informative and multidisciplinary conference, offering contributions from around the world. The aim of the conference is to share knowledge and experiences on progress on management and mental health support of migrants. The themes to be discussed are such as stress and the social elements that affect immigrants, the Ulysses Syndrome, the diagnosis and the psychosocial intervention in the migration framework, experiences of diverse communities, as well as the strategies of support for immigrants. There will be a wide range of participants, including professionals from the fields of mental wellbeing, the voluntary sector, statutory services, research and academia. The conference is free. Please, book your place at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/iv-international-mental-migrant-health-congress-tickets-

For further information : congress@telefonodelaesperanza.org.uk   or  Anamaria Florin anamaria.florin@southwark.gov.uk

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LGBT+ Volunteer Hate Crime Advocates training-Free

 LGBT+ Volunteer Hate Crime Advocates training session which takes place on Saturday 19 September 10am to 1.30pm, Refreshments and registration from 9:45am. Light lunch provided after the training session (please let us know of any dietary requirements) at METRO Vauxhall, North Building, N206 Westminster Business Square, 1-45 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JH. This session supports our plan to recruit a team of Volunteer Hate Crime Advocates and a Volunteer Hate Crime Coordinator to support the work . See here for map link to the venue.

 All workshop attendees need to complete a volunteer application form, see our website for more information. Sign up as soon as possible! To register, email us to safer@metrocharity.org.uk or call on 020 8305 5000 ext 140.



Successful beneficiaries of the Wellbeing and Happiness Fund-2015/2016

We are delighted to inform you that the Lambeth & Southwark Wellbeing & Happiness fund has been awarded for another year, thanks to support from Lambeth CCG and Southwark Council. This programme has been running since 2009 (in Lambeth) and 2012-13 in Southwark with the aim to improve the mental health and wellbeing of Lambeth and Southwark residents.

We are grateful to London Community Foundation for coordinating the fund in recent years. Within their range of tasks have been offering capacity building and support to the awarded  groups, especially around monitoring and evaluating wellbeing.

We have prioritised projects that are taking place within or engaging residents in priority areas as identified in local authority and CCG plans. Among the organisations awarded this year are the Loughborough Junction Action Group – The Blue Elephant Theatre- Trust Women’s Project- Carers4Carers- Coppleston Centre-National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Branch- Triangle Adventure Playground Association- Vassal Senior Citizen Association- Young People Matter.

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The Delivering Differently for Young People programme Grant

The Cabinet Office has set aside a further £200,000 of funding to support up to five more local areas in 2015/16 as part of the Delivering Differently for Young People programme – A government initiative aimed at funding alternative ways of providing local authority youth provision (resilience building). Local authorities have a statutory duty to provide suitable services and activities for young people aged 13 to 19, and those with learning difficulties to age 24, to improve their well-being. The Delivering Differently for Young People programme provides £0.2 million funding. This funding is intended to help up to 5 local authority areas rethink the way they provide services, and to support positive outcomes for young people. Successful applicants will be able to access bespoke technical, legal and consultancy support to identify and develop alternative models to provide youth services.

If interested please send your completed application to ddyp@cabinetoffice.gov.uk by 10am on 6 October 2015.    DeliveringDifferentlyforYoungPeople_Application_pdf


Please follow this link for the application form and more information.

Contribute to consultations on voluntary, community and social enterprise sector involvement in health and social care

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector advisory group is seeking views on two consultations:

1. From the voluntary sector and from those working in health and social care on the current state of investment, partnership working, and how closer collaboration could be fostered. Read more

2. On the role and effectiveness of the government’s current ‘Voluntary Sector Investment Programme’ suite of grants. Read more

The consultations will help determine the future of voluntary sector involvement in health and social care; make sure your voice is heard and please share with your networks. LVSC will respond to the first consultation and would welcome your input. The consultations are open until Friday 6 November




Southwark Adult Social Care Awards- CARE TO CHANGE

‘We are looking for social entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas to support adults living with physical, mental and learning disabilities in Southwark. You may be just starting out or have already begun to build your venture. You are passionate about supporting adults with social care needs to lead fulfilling lives in the local community. We want to help people develop social business ventures that can create their own income and be sustainable. This is a small grants awards  at the SLIC Resilience Interest Group. Please, visit: https://unltd.org.uk/care-to-change/. Themes include: getting out and about, stronger relationships, independent living and learning new skills. £500 – ‘Try it’  £5000 – ‘Do it’ .  

To apply for a Care to Change award, please complete our expression of interest form.

The deadline for applications is the 16th October 2015!

If you want to find out more about Care to Change or need support completing the application form then please come visit us at Cambridge House (1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF) on the 9th or 14th September at 5.30pm, when we will be running drop in sessions open to everyone.

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Kindred Minds’ Black History Month Event

nsunNSUN network for mental health is supporting a Mental health and wellbeing special: A full day exploring Black history, wellbeing and mental health through discussions, workshops, film and music. Hot evening meal provided.

Date:  Saturday 3 October Time: 1.30pm and 7:30pm Venue: Inspire, The Crypt, St Peters Church, Liverpool Grove, London SE17 2HH

The event will inform the writing of a mental health manifesto which aims to change policies and practice of relevance to the needs of Black and Minority Ethnic mental health service users. This free day is open to everyone – you need to pre-register as places are limited. Please email Raza Griffiths  you can also call 07737 647 445 for further information