Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin – June 2014

Dear All,

Hope everyone is well!  As usual our monthly communication -The Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin can be viewed at

This month has a range a goodies ! lots of free training like mental health first aid , wellbeing awards and specific info around issues of mental health.

Hope it is helpful!

Highlights of the e-bulletin see below:


Events & Training

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA):17 & 19 June  The Garden Room   Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (MHFA): :15 & 16 July  The Garden Room  Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA):17 June & 18 June:Blackfriar’s Settlement Rushworth Street SE1 0RB
YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID (YMHFA) 8 & 10 July The Garden Room Woodlawns Centre, 16 Leigham Court Road SW16 2PJ

Please, for bookings email to Swan, Carolyn []

        STORM -Suicide prevention Training:
1. Mon 21st & Tues 22nd July 2014 –
2.  Mon 11th & Tues 12th Aug 2014
3. Tues 6th & Weds 7th Jan 2015
4. Mon 16th & Tues 17th Feb 2015
All course will be delivered at 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2Q

Last but not least

  •   First Aid – opportunity to train to be an instructor!!!!!

Lambeth and Southwark Public Health directorate wish to increase capacity to deliver MHFA courses to the voluntary sector and direct to residents. We will pay for two instructors to be trained from the VCS in Lambeth and/or Southwark. You’ll learn how to teach people to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help and guide a person to professional help. See

To register your interest please email or ring 020 7525 7530 to find out more.

Funding/ Awards:

Our the 2014 Award scheme,The Lambeth and Southwark -Wellbeing Network -Wellbeing Award Scheme has been extended till 31th July 2014.Please, complete and return the attached form on or before 31th July, 2014.Anamaria Florin, Telephone: 0207525-0272 –

The London Community Foundation Grants Update
Applications for grants Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) for activities in Black History Month October 2014


We would like to encourage you that within your wellbeing work/ activities to measure wellbeing by using the short Warwick Edinburgh scale. Please, visit for details :

By the way, it may be helpful to have handy the working definiton of wellbeing is  (locally agreed): ‘to feel positive about the present, feeling hopeful about the future; feeling confident about being able to handle life’s stresses and problems; and feeling that mostly life is fulfilled and rewarding’

Best wishes,


Anamaria Florin, MRSH
Mental Wellbeing Officer
Lambeth and Southwark Public Health



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