Volunteers needed

whatworkswellbeing‘Keep learning’ and ‘Give’ are two of the five ways to wellbeing.  We know that people value being able to give their time and skills to something they care about and making their learning as relevant and useful as possible. If you want to volunteer, intern or do your placement , please email info@whatworkswellbeing.org

They are looking for a wide range of skills and expertise including those involved in running a charity, on wellbeing research, impact evaluation, data analysis and data vis, communications, translation of wellbeing evidence.


Healthy Lives project (London)

How do you think improvements can be made to the physical health and physical wellbeing of people diagnosed with serious (enduring) mental illnesses?

NSUN has been commissioned by the Healthy London Partnership mental health programme to create an engagement opportunity with Londoners. This is a paid opportunity to influence guidance and best practice documentation designed to improve people’s physical health.

Are you someone who has been diagnosed with a serious (enduring) mental illness, or are a family member or unpaid carer, live in London?   If you are available to attend two workshop days with health professionals on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 15th June
  • Wednesday 8th July

then please complete the Participant Questionnaire and the Consent Form and return them by Wednesday 1st June 2016. Download all the relevant information hereBy email: info@nsun.org.uk          By post: NSUN, 27-29 Vauxhall Grove, London SW8 1SY.

If you would like more information please call Sarah 020 7820 
8982 or 07778 659 390

Camberwell Fair: performer call out

the camberwellopen.jpgAre you a singer, band, dance troupe, rapper, musician, comedian, storyteller, poet, performer?  Do you want the chance to perform in front of up to 500 people as part of a 3000 capacity free event on Burgess Park?   When: 20 August 2016     Time:  12-9pm    Venue: Burgess Park, Camberwell

Camberwell Fair 2016 is a free-entry, one-day music festival and market taking place on 20 August. Showcasing the cultural diversity of Camberwell, with a live music stage, community stage, dance workshops, games, and market with local businesses running pop-up stalls. The 2016 edition is scheduled to take place in Burgess Park (Walworth Road end), with capacity of 3000, with 7500 people expected over the course of the day. The festival will generate a huge local physical marketing and digital marketing campaign with an estimated reach of over 100,000.

Find out the many ways you can get involved   with the festival. The closing date for applications is Monday 6 June 2016.



Local music project All About The Band helps young talent take centre stage at the Royal Festival Hall’s Splash Festival this July

Local music project All About The Band helps young talent take centre stage at the Royal Festival Hall’s Splash Festival this July. All About the Band is a youth music project run by LCCM in partnership with Southwark Music Service for local bands, musicians, songwriters and singers aged 13-18

The project kicks off with initial auditions on 5 May and continues for 8 weeks with workshops each Thursday from 4.30pm to 7pm, offering local bands, musicians, songwriters and singers the chance to meet and play together, developing a repertoire of songs – both original and covers of their choice – under the expert guidance and input from music industry-based LCCM tutors. “We’re incredibly excited to be running All About The Band, our local youth music project with Southwark Music Service, for a third year. As always, it’s a great opportunity for budding musicians, singers, songwriters and bands aged 13-18 living in Southwark to come together, have fun and improve their performance skills whilst learning new techniques and ideas in a professional environment – ending with a live gig at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of year’s Splash Festival on Tuesday 5 July!” Geoff Hemsley, Music Coordinator, LCCM All About The Band.

For more information or to register for an audition, simply email Geoff Hemsley.


Gruff Theatre Company

Gruff Theatre Company  over the coming months, are working towards creating a show based on memory, looking inter-generationally at the differences in how people remember.  They are creating a show in a building in Southwark and would love to hear from any individuals about how they remember and feel about certain cultural events in the past.

If you would like to find out more or get involved in any capacity, over a cup of tea, or phone/email please do get in touch with them:info@grufftheatre or  telephone Phoebe on 0789 494 4158.


The Prince’s Trust

This is an amazing opportunity for any young person who is NEET to get engaged with the Prince’s Trust and gain employment in the catering/hospitality industry.

If you have a young person you would like to refer please fill out the attached form and send it back to  Dominic John (see flyer) asap.

Princes trust get cooking

Key Dates for the course

Taster Day: 23rd February

Course Runs: 29th February-4th March

 The Course is taking place in Oval at our centre, SW9 6EJ.

 We pay travel and lunch for all young people.

Prince’s Trust Get Started with Cooking Feb 2016

Prince’s Trust – Ref Form


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

Energy best deal and winter health training – Feb/March

Training flyer

Many people are paying too much for their energy and unable to keep warm and well in the winter.  Action on Energy are running free training courses across Lambeth and Southwark during February and March to address this issue.

The Energy Best Deal and Winter Health Training programme will enable you to know:

–        where to signpost people if they are having difficulty paying fuels bills

–        about the best energy tariffs available and process for switching energy supplier

–        how maintain a warm home whilst using less energy

–        the 5 key winter health messages to stay warm and well

–        what local services there are to help vulnerable people in the winter

The training is for anyone working in a paid or unpaid role in Lambeth and Southwark who wants to be able to advise people on ways to save money on their energy bills and keep warm and well during winter.

Places are limited, and ​will​ be allocated on a first come first served basis​.​  ​To book your place please email claire.double@ageuklambeth.org.uk  It you want to know more about the content of the t​raining, please contact Action on Energy, details are on the flyer.

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

Volunteering: would you like to lead one of our community groups?

At Mind Yourself they are looking for new volunteers to lead our movie group, discussion group and craft group from September. You don’t have to have any previous experience, although enthusiasm and dedication are both important. Leading a group is a great way to gain confidence and experience. If you’d be interested in leading a group or would like to find out more, please contact Emma on emma@mind-yourself.co.uk