Health and Wellbeing board wants to hear patients stories

Hi All,

The Health and Wellbeing Board wants to hear from the people of Southwark about their health and wellbeing.

Flyer here: Lets talk leaflet v1

Your support is critical to this engagement programme, and will provide the depth needed to really inform the future plans for health and wellbeing in Southwark. They are holding an open public event on 12 February where you can share your stories and experiences, there is a flyer about this event attached to this email.

Alternatively, if you are involved with any local groups who would be willing to allow one of the trained volunteers to join your next meeting (before the end of February) to listen to people’s stories please do let us know to help arrange this.

There is also the option to share your story using the online survey which can be found on this link if you would prefer.

If you are not familiar, the Health and Wellbeing Board brings together representatives from Healthwatch Southwark and Community Action Southwark, Southwark Council (including Public Health), NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group,  King’s Health Partners and the Metropolitan Police Service (Safer Southwark Partnership).

Kind regards,

Daniel Blagdon

Membership, Engagement and Communications

NHS Southwark Clinical Commissioning Group

Postal Address: 1st Floor, Hub 5, PO Box 64529 London SE1P 5LX

Base: 160 Tooley St London SE1 2QH


Telephone: 020 7525 7888

Media: 020 3049 3333

Out of Hours Media07876 448 602

Mike has been found!

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Facebook & Tweets – Help Dragon Cafe Promote Our Relaunch – Mon 17 Feb 2014

Connect with The Dragon Cafe on Facebook and Twitter.

  Help Us Promote Our Relaunch on Mon 17 Feb 2014 with your Facebook and Tweets


We’re looking forward to seeing you in person when we re-open, but you can keep up to date with what’s going on and help to spread the word about The Dragon Cafe to your social media networks by joining us online – Like us on Facebook and Follow us if you’re on Twitter. We love creative collaborations so here’s a great way to share what you are doing too!

While we often seriously explore weighty matters around mental health at the Cafe we do also like to enjoy ourselves and have a laugh.

Check out the brilliant Dr Stewart comedy set from The Dragon Cafe on our Facebook and why not click Like while you’re there!

See you on Monday 17th February! 


Raw Sounds

Raw Sounds provides creative media sessions for people accessing mental health services. Our workshops promote collaboration, expression and the chance to build new skills in a creative environment.

Sessions include:

  • Music production
  • Live band rehearsal
  • DJ-ing
  • Video production
  • Lyric and song writing
  • Performance opportunities

Want to attend?

You must:

  • Be referred via mental health services
  • Have support from a care co-ordinator
  • Be committed to attend regularly

Further info:

Raw Material: 0207 737 6103


Download an application form here:


Latest cook and eat course at Blackfriars

Hello everyone.

Please find attached the details of our next course starting on 12th February.

Cook Eat Course

Best wishes

Bill Stewart

Service Coordinator Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

Blackfriars Settlement – “Creating Opportunities”

Find out more about our graphic design studio

1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB

Telephone: 020 7928 9521  Fax: 020 7960 4628

Mobile: 0791 8088194

Find out more about what we can do for you:

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Carers Hub Lambeth Mental Health Carers Newsletter

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If anyone would like a paper copy or to receive this newsletter via email each month then you can contact Curtis or Sarah on 020 8678 5609.

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Promoting recovery course in Lewisham

9 Session course for carers who care for young adults (aged between 16 – 37)

For all carers in Lewisham, supporting carers to care healthily

Aim of course: To support family and friends who care for someone with mental health issues.
To prevent major relapse and promote recovery for their cared for relatives by empowering, educating, and allowing carers to become more self-aware around Mental Health. Supporting carers to combat stigma and discrimination, and promoting social inclusion.

Client group: Family Carers who care for young adults (aged between 16 – 37).

The first course will start early in 2014.

The fortnightly Sessions will take place at the Carers Centre in Waldram Place, Forest Hill, SE23 2LB.

Please refer any carers who you think would benefit from this course to Jey Sivathasan.

NB This is not an open course, carers will be assessed before they can participate.

Flyer here: Promote recover course 2014 flyer

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