Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin – August 2014

Dear All,

Hope everyone is well!  This is our summer communication.  Obviously, trust that you manage to take advantage of the lovely weather and take good care of your wellbeing!

So I won’t bore you with much details  as usual visit  our ebulleting  at   http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/   The Lambeth & Southwark wellbeing e-bulletin

Among the highlights are:

* The Big White Wall is now avail free for Southwark residents http://www.bigwhitewall.com

 

* The launch of the new website with tools for individuals and comunities- everything about wellbeing! do visit and play, you won’t be dissapointed!   Why well-being matters More and more research is showing us how certain actions, activities and practices can improve our moods, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen relationships, keep us healthy and even add seven years to our lives. We think people need to know more about this, so we have designed a website to spread the word.

Both the Wheel of Well-being and this website are the result of a design collaboration between the Mental Health Promotion Team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Uscreates, a strategic consultancy delivering social value. http://www.wheelofwellbeing.org

hello@wheelofwellbeing.org   http://www.wheelofwellbeing.org/wow-yourself

 

* The Social Determinants of Mental Health Report.

Cyberbullying report from EU Kids Online

or
The pursuit of happiness: a new ambition for our mental health

 

……all that maybe for a summer reading ????

 

* Grant funding opportunities………

* Advice for parents in Lambeth regarding available activities for young people

much, much more to find out……

*  CALL TO ARTISTS: WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITION by Sharp      Anna.Croucher@slam.nhs.uk, 0203 228 7050 or salomessanctuary@gmail.com,07790 807 314

                       * STORM course a free certified suicide prevention training particular helpful those people who work with people ‘at risk’.

contact :Craig, Claudia-  Claudia.Craig@southwark.gov.uk

 

Happy summer!

Any

 

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

  1. florin@southwark.gov.uk
    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

 

       

 

Note:

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 : http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Wellbeing-self-assessment.aspx

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’

Why Mindfulness now :   http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/?p=739&preview=true


Lambeth Carers Newsletter

http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=3bcfdacc3b43b4f1267668a03&id=8607799e62

Mental Health Carers Newsletter for July / August available to download now – http://t.co/BFTLVdaYfI


Lambeth Carers forum

It’s the CARERS FORUM next Thursday 10th July which is taking place at 336 Brixton Road, SW9 7AA. 

TO BOOK YOUR PLACE please phone the Carers Hub Lambeth Enquiry Line 0207 6420038 or email connect@carershub.org.uk

Leave a clear answaphone message if necessary.

 

Start Time: 9.45 for signing-in and drinks

Prompt Kick-Off: 10.15am

End Time: 3pm.

The programme for the event includes:

10.15 to 1pm

  • Lianna Etkind, Campaigns Officer from TRANSPORT FOR ALL giving an update on options for carers and the people you care for on transport issues such as the Taxi-Card, Dial-A-Ride, Blue Badge, concessionary travel, hospital transport services etc.  There’ll be a discussion about the problems you are facing with getting ‘out and about’ and chances to share solutions.
  • Lambeth Carers Awards – What do you want from this annual event to celebrate carers?  It’s been running in its current form for a number of years.  Should it change?  If yes, what would you like instead? Small group discussions to find out your views.

LUNCH AT 1PM – PIZZA for all, fruit and drinks

1 – 3pm

  • Cecelia Tsang, the Carers Hub Advice Case Worker will also be available from 1pm to 3pm for a Welfare Benefits Advice Surgery.

1.30 – 2.45pm

  • Opportunities to enjoy a hand massage and/or an exercise session.

 

We look forward to seeing you there.


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 http://lambethwellbeing.wordpress.com/

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:

News:

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 [Carolyn.Swan@slam.nhs.uk]

        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 http://mhfaengland.org/instructor-training/instructor-standard/

To register your interest please email lucy.smith@southwark.gov.uk 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 – Anamaria.florin@southwark.gov.uk

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

http://www.southwark.gov.uk/blackhistorymonth

Note:

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 : http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/Wellbeing-self-assessment.aspx

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,

Any

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

 


Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care

Southwark and Lambeth Integrated Care are holding a Citizens’ Forum for people who are interested in helping to improve care for older people or for adults with long-term conditions on Thursday 3 July from 6 – 9pm. It will be at 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.

Come along to get involved in the development of health and social care in Southwark and Lambeth. The event will include workshops and discussion groups, with lots of opportunities to get involved at the forum itself and in future developments.

There is no need to book – you can just turn up on the evening.

For more information call: 020 7188 7188 Ext. 55185 or email: info@slicare.org


Last Chance to Help Shape Lambeth’s Social Care Hub

Have your say about the proposed Social Care Hub for carers, elders and disabled people in Lambeth. As you may know, in 2015, there will be significant changes to Lambeth’s information, advice and support services with existing services being brought together into a Hub.

The new service is being co-produced with service users and carers, as well as local stakeholders. This co-production process is ending soon so this week is your final opportunity to help shape the new service.

Complete an online survey by THIS FRIDAY (27th June)

·         Stakeholder (organisations / professionals): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YP7WP6D

·         Carers, disabled people and older people; existing service users and potential users of these services: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CFSLKJ3

More Info:

Work is currently underway to develop a new information, advice and support service for carers, disabled people and elders within Lambeth. (NB.  Information and advice for mental health service users will continue through Mosaic Clubhouse and Southwark and Lambeth Mind etc.)

The new service – for now called the Social Care Hub – will bring together Carers Hub Lambeth and Lambeth Resolve as well as the Direct Payment Support Service, Young Carers Project, the Carers Breaks service and the Fix Yourself a Break scheme administered by the Council.

Lambeth Council is working alongside Age UK Lambeth, South Thames Crossroads, Disability Advice Service Lambeth, Lambeth Mencap, Healthwatch Lambeth, Certitude and NHS Lambeth to develop the new service.

The new service is being co-produced with service users and carers, and we also want to hear from local stakeholders who work with disabled and older people and carers.  Tell us what you would like the Social Care Hub to do, and how and where you want to see it delivered.

HOW YOU CAN HELP…

  • Circulate widely to your staff teams, networks and carers, elders and disabled people.

You have until this Friday (27th June) to give your views.

If you would like hard copies of the questionnaire to distribute, please contact sarah@souththamescrossroads.org

For more information about the process you can contact Katy Briggs at Lambeth Council [Katy Briggs, Commissioning Manager, Commissioning, London Borough of Lambeth, Phone: 0207 926 4626, kbriggs@lambeth.gov.uk ]


Victim Support and Lambeth and Southwark Mind

Hi All,

Just wanted to let you know about our drop in partnership with Victim Support taking place every Thursday 1-4 at Cambridge House. Please come in for advice and information.

VS&Mind

Earl Pennycooke
Interim Co Director
Lambeth and Southwark Mind
Cambridge House
1 Addington Square
London
SE5 0HF