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Lambeth & Southwark Warm and Wellbeing Network 23 April 2-5pm@ The Employment Academy

Spring Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing network meetingHow do we improve mental wellbeing?’ on 23 April, 2-5pm at the Employment Academy

Book your place as soon as you can by emailing Sreeja.nair@southwark.gov.uk.

This e-bulletin  brings you a range of information, events and resources.     Do share with colleagues and volunteers. Many thanks!    Please visit:        http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com

Highlights of the e-bulletin


-            NHS England announced a mental health taskforce. The Taskforce will be chaired by Paul Farmer the CEO of mental health charity Mind and made up of health and community leaders and experts in the field of mental health. The Vice Chair will be Lambeth Councillor, Jacqui Dyer. Listening events for people with lived experience of mental health problems and carers will take place in London Friday 24 April, 11am to 3pm, hosted by Rethink Mental Illness.

-          To register for a place, please contact Anja Jensen at campaigns@rethink.org  or call 020 7840 3150.

-          The Annual Public Health Report for Southwark  and Lambeth 2013-14are out.   Southwark and Lambeth have quite similarly diverse populations and have seen great improvements in overall health over the last 50 years, but health inequalities still remain in both boroughs.  The reports aim to highlight the main inequalities in Southwark and Lambeth and  what may be driving them.  We welcome your comments and feedback:  PHAdmin@southwark.gov.uk

“ This has been an exciting time for public health, with councils being well placed to give strategic leadership and forge local partnerships to act on the shared goal of seeing the health of Southwark and Lambeth residents protected, sustained and improved.”Dr Ruth Wallis, BM, FFPH  Director of Public Health, Lambeth and Southwark Council .

The Annual Public Health Report for Southwark 2013- 2014: http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/100010/health_and_social_care/3768/southwark_annual_public_health_report_2013-14  and  

the Annual Public Health Report for Lambeth 2013- 2014:     http://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/ssh-lambeth-public-health-report-2014.pdf


-          The Campaign to End Loneliness and the University of Kent has published  a new report that explores what is already known in both research and practice about identifying people experiencing loneliness. To download report:       


-          Loneliness is the “biggest challenge” facing refugees and migrants in London:  If you’d like to read more about the project, click herefor the full report


-          No voice unheard, no right ignored – a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions: The Department of Health is seeking views to strengthen the rights of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues to enable them to live independently. The consultation period will end 29th May 2015 at 11.45pm.   http://www.chimat.org.uk/resource/view.aspx?RID=232727&src=LD

Events :

-            Invitation to NHS Lambeth CCG event: Equalities in health in Lambeth 23 April : We are holding an event on 23 April to share with Lambeth people our draft equalities objectives from 2015.  Patients, carers, patient groups, voluntary and community organisations, local residents and stakeholders are all welcome. Please sign up or help us spread the word among your networks and members.

-          Come and hear about our plans to improve equalities in health.  Give us your views on how we can monitor progress. Help us to plan services that work for people in relation to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status. The meeting takes place:  Thursday 23 April 10am to 12 noon  At Bolney Meadow Community Centre  31 Bolney St London SW8 1EZ  Sign up here

-          The Salome Gallery invites you to the Private View of Jason Clarke's exhibition.  Jason says, " every picture is personal, a piece of me, my innermost thoughts and feelings".  Jason's work was used by the Birmingham Rep for their brochure about Bedlam- a festival of mad ideas, 10.000 copies were printed and distributed across Birmingham . Exhibition by Jason Clarke. Venue: Salome Art Gallery             SHARP Team        308-312 Brixton Road . SW9 6AA  it runs from 8th April to 29th May 2015

-          Take part in a video to train NHS 111 Staff : Helplines Partnership and Mind are working together to develop an e-learning course on mental health for NHS 111 call handlers. They’re looking for people to take part in filmed interviews and discussions to be included in the course. Please, visit: http://www.nsun.org.uk/news/take-part-in-a-training-video-for-nhs-111-staff/

-          Discrimination in Sport and its impact on mental wellbeing 22nd April 2015  11:00 - 12:00. Maudsley Learning will host a webinar entitledDiscrimination in Sport and its impact on mental wellbeing  You can book your free place :                Book my place



-          STORM -Suicide prevention Training:               Wednesday 29th &  Thursday 30th Apr 2015  All course will be delivered at 160 Tooley  Street, London SE1 2Q . All FREE. Please hurry and book your place with Claudia Craig at  Claudia.craig@southwark.gov.uk

-          Youth Mental Health First Aid Training:     20th/21th April open to people who work for Southwark Council. Please, email : Baker, Lorraine lorraine.baker2@southwark.gov.uk

-          Recovery College:   New Spring timetable     http://www.slamrecoverycollege.co.uk/


-          GREAT DREAM: Ten keys to happier living      http://www.actionforhappiness.org/media/258689/10_keys.pdf

                        - ‘Bringing mindfulness to life’   buddhify is a meditation application available today. Helping people around the world reduce stress, sleep better & be present in the midst of it all. http://buddhify.com/


-          Health and Social care Volunteering Fund : https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416015/Information_Pack_National_2015-16.pdf?utm_source=The+King%27s+Fund+newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5498220_HMP+2015-03-27&dm_i=21A8,39UGC,HFF07Z,BQ4QC,1

-          Active Communities fund – People’s Health Trust : http://www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk/news/news-stories/active-communities-tell-us-your-great-ideas  Deadline 22 April

                            -  Southwark Council welcome applications from arts organisations for the Arts and Culture Grants Programme 2015/16. They will consider grant applications from   Arts projects that solely benefit people living,

                          working or in education in the London Borough of Southwark,  Organisations that have  been operating for a minimum of two years •  Projects that meet the Cultural Strategy themes outlined in the Culture Commissioning Plan   Partnership /

                            consortia applications are welcome.  To access the application form and full guidance visit the Arts and Culture Grants Programme 2015/16 website.   The closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 April 2015, 5pm

-          Care UK Wellbeing Foundation :    The Care UK Wellbeing Foundation is offering £100,000 of grants to organisations promoting wellbeing through the arts.  Grants of between £500 and £2000 are available to nominated organisations. w: http://www.careukwellbeingfoundation.com/nominations/


Web links:

·         FREE walking events in May as part of London Tree Week  :  http://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/events/


·         Creativity and Wellbeing Plus: A quick reminder to organisations from across the UK (and the world!) that events are being welcomed for inclusion in Creativity and Wellbeing Plus next June. The festival celebrating the connection between arts and health is taking place from 8 June to 15 June and it is possible to submit events for the festival from now. Simply visit www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk to upload details.

·         Take the test – where in Britain would you be happiest?    http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3g487h

Contact Anamaria Florin, MRSH
Mental Wellbeing Officer

Lambeth and Southwark Public Health


Tel: 020 7525 0272

Location Address:

160 Tooley St, Hub 2 First Floor, London SE1 2QH

Postal Address:

PO Box 64529, London, SE1P 5HY

My workdays are Monday,Tuesday & Wednesday